The Free Motion Quilting Project: Gearing up for Sew South!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Gearing up for Sew South!

Sew South Retreat starts tomorrow and I have a lot of work to do to get ready! Yesterday I spent hours layering fabric to make two silk scarves, one for me, one for my secret sister:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Then I pulled fat quarters for the fat quarter swap and simple spiral blocks for my stuff swap:

free motion quilting | Leah Day
I think I'll exchange these for all RED fat quarters. I seem to be needing to expand my selection in that color. You can never have too much red.

So today I still need to pull and cut fabrics for the various classes on paper piecing, bag making, and yoga pants. I turns out it's a lot of work to be ready for a retreat, and a bit messy too!

free motion quilting | Leah Day

The thing about getting ready like this is you have to keep it all in perspective. I'm a bit stressed, a bit frazzled, and slightly frustrated with myself. I should have / could have done this a lot sooner, but it didn't happen and is now all last minute, exactly what I didn't want to do, but that's life!

As I've learned from the Happiness Project, what makes you happy doesn't always make you FEEL happy at the time. I know I'm going to have a great time this weekend and that's what counts. Here's to pushing beyond your comfort zone!

Let's go quilt,

Leah

9 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful time and good luck with the preparations.

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  2. Have fun! You're so lucky you have such a large awesome quilting community near you! You will have so much fun you'll forget that you even waited till last minute to pack!

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  3. I'm leaving for a Quilt Retreat in Bear Lake (Utah/Idaho) on Monday, and I haven't started getting ready yet! It's going to be a very busy weekend, for sure! Hope you have a fabulously fun time at your retreat.

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  4. Sounds like a wonderfully exciting weekend Leah! Know it will be fun. Enrollment was closed by the time I found out about this!

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  5. Have fun. Take lots of pictures.

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