Monday, April 19, 2010

This is my 200th post! 2010 Breekcreek Farms retreat

I tried and tried but did not get the checkerboard border done for the Crabapple quilt. But I really enjoyed sewing on my little patches.
BearCreek Farms really rolled out the red carpet for our group. We were well fed and sheltered for our retreat. This was my second retreat with my guild. I am looking forward to many more.
I know the squares look larger than 1 1/2" but that is what they are. I went through some containers of scraps and mananged to get them all cut up. That freed up more little containers.
I wore out my cutter! And this was after I put a new blade in it! Has this ever happened to any of you??????
As I was making the "bunny tails" for the costumes I had an explosion of stuffing. The gathering thread broke and all the stuffing exploded out. Too funny!


Joanne said...

I love going on retreat, even if I don't accomplish everything that I had set out to do. It is so rejuvenating to spend time with fellow quilters. And the food - oh my!!!

Renea said...

I've had the same exact thing happen to my rotary cutter. I really like this cutter but not sure if I should buy another one.

qltmom9 said...

Oooo...that looks SO fun!
I love that quilting is so social!

Lucy (in IN)

Karen said...

Congratulations on 200 posts. I am getting close to that also.

ROZ said...

congrats on the 200th post! I had to replace my rotary cutter last month--wore it out, I guess

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Did you get that tomtom??? There will be no stopping you from traveling near and far now!

Exploding bunny tails...too funny!


cockermom said...

Congrats on your 200 post! I have been a fan since I saw the post of the fabulous french quilt you my dreams I see that thing!
I have had that problem with the same rotary cutter-twice. I am seriously considering laying out the big bucks for the all metal one!

Dana said...

I must say, it looks like you had fun and more fun.
and yes, the same thing happened to my exact same rotary cutter. Now I use a pen or pencil to poke in there to push on the button! I did that for a while until I bought a new one. But I still love the shape of the old one.

Diane said...

I know this happened a long time ago but I wanted to tell you if you still have the rotary cutter, take a picture of it and email it to Fiskar. they will replace it for free! I did that last year and no questions asked they replaced it.