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    Virtual Quilting Retreat quilt along

    Hello ladies and gents!

    What I would like to do here is have a virtual quilt retreat, a way to shake off those winter blues! So come join us here on the board and at your machines of course

    This month, our project is a Quilted Bath/Throw Rug. I have seen alot of posts recently about them and thought it would be a great weekend project. So I ran to the LQS today and got some very HOT fabric, whipped up a sample and voila, here ya go:
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    So here is how we are going to do this quilt along retreat. Be sure to stock up on crumpets/tea of coffee/cake
    Today - Friday 22nd, 2013
    I will post the "rules" so to speak,
    I will post the fabric requirements
    I will be available every night in live chat and on the forum here
    Everyone participating say hi to everyone else at our retreat
    Everyone post pictures of the fabric you selected.
    Thursday 21st, 2013
    I will have the pattern available for email, just pm an address to send it to
    I will post the pattern here, complete with photographs of every step.
    Friday 22nd, 2013
    Cutting day - time to cut up that pretty fabric
    I will be available in live chat and on forum for any questions *in the evening, sadly have to work
    Saturday 23rd, 2013
    Piecing day - today everyone starts piecing
    I will be available in live chat and on forum all day
    Check-in around noon-1pm (your own timezone) for lunch and chat/questions
    Everyone post pictures of project progress
    Check-in around 5pm-6pm (your own timezone) for dinner and chat/questions
    Again, Post pictures of progress
    Evening time social hours, visiting and enjoying our retreat
    Sunday 24th, 2013
    Quilting day - today everyone starts quilting/binding
    I will be available in chat all day (barring laundry duties) for any questions
    Check-in again around noon-1pm (your timezone) for lunch and chat/questions
    Everyone post pictures of project progress
    Check-in around 3pm-4pm (of your own timezone) for farewell tea
    Everyone Post pictures of finished projects so we can all oohhh and ahhh!

    So lets all get together and enjoy spending the weekend together making a project together!

    Here are the fabric requirements:
    Color 1 (the orange/yellow flowered) : GENEROUS 1/4yd of material, you will need at least 10inches by width of fabric to cut all pieces,
    Color 2 (the multi print) : GENEROUS 1/4yd of material, you will need at least 10inches by width of fabric to cut all pieces.
    Color 3 (solid) : Generous 1/2yd - 5/8yd of fabric, this is used for piecing and binding.

    Other materials needed:

    Bath towel of at least 24ins x 32ins, (an old towel will work just fine)
    Thread matching/complimenting for quilting (cotton or what ever you want, I used embroidery rayon)
    Thread for piecing, something not too off from all colors
    Optional:
    Puff-paint for non-skid application
    Non-skid fabric (like the footie jammie things)

    Look forward to hearing from everyone

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    The mat is great and so cheerful. I would love to join in! Strictly from by stash (fabric moratorium) and finished in several days (a break from finishing UFOs).

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    So how did this go? Was this in January? Would love to see the pictures!
    mareliba

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    Quote Originally Posted by mareliba View Post
    So how did this go? Was this in January? Would love to see the pictures!
    It says posted yesterday, so I'm guessing this is a project for next weekend, in February?

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    I just love your sample. Will be watching from afar since I won't be near a sewing machine then. Thanks for starting this.

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    This sounds like a lot of fun!!! I just pulled 3 fabrics from my stash to use. Sending you a pm with my email address. I'm not sure if we are supposed to post our fabrics yet but here are mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    It says posted yesterday, so I'm guessing this is a project for next weekend, in February?
    Yes, this is something different than Wyld's quilt along blocks. This is a weekend project, if you want to try it out. It is nice to have a project you can start/finish within a weekend. And also, I would love to go on a quilt retreat but just cant right now, so...next best thing

    You can post what ever you want when ever you want I am all for creativity being the guide not the instructions

    And I LOVE your fabric choices! cant wait to see it done

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    I'm in, sending PM.
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    sigh trying to get photo to work right, sorry for double post
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    Sending you a pm, then off to pick out my fabric. Thanks for doing this!!!
    It's always sunny here in Fl unless it's raining,LOL

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    Sending you a PM, will pot my fabrics in a couple minutes...

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    Grab a bull by the horns and enjoy the ride....

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    Sending you a PM...

    Here are my fabrics minus the two orange batiks.



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    Grab a bull by the horns and enjoy the ride....

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    So sorry to miss this - would have been fun except for the time zone issue! Off to Berlin on Friday but will take the iPad. Lots of luck and look forward to seeing pics of finished projects. Jacki

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    me 2. Look forward to seeing how it goes.

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    HELLO! it is Tuesday, couple days left till our retreat looking forward to seeing more fabric selections.

    I have emailed the PDF version of the instructions to everyone who PM'd me an address. For security sake, I sent all the email as BCC, wasnt sure if anyone was worried about that or not, figured it would be best choice.

    Let me know if you have any questions HUGS!

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    First time trying to upload a picture.
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    I did it. I am so darned impressed with myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S View Post
    I did it. I am so darned impressed with myself!
    Good for you!!! I love your floral fabric! I chose purples and greens for mine also!
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    Thanks Aunt Piggy. I chose my fabric from my stash since I have declared a fabric purchase moratorium, two months and counting. Only after I chose did I realize that everyone, except one, opted for the same colors. How many green or purple bathrooms are out there?

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    Count me in! I'm using fabric from my stash that I won't be missing much. I'll be making a couple of these mats for my dogs. They have raised cots, day care cots, that they've been sleeping on. A couple days ago I removed the nasty foam pads from the top and pitched them. Now one of the two spoiled princesses will not use the cots. These mats should work out great, as I will be able to throw them in the wash when they are dirty. Believe me, they will get dirty! That's why I chose some dark fabrics that I won't miss.

    Thank you Carolyn, it sounds like a lot of fun! Tracy. Here's my fabric choices:

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    What fun! Do I do my mat for the current color of the smaller bath or the color I will be painting it? The new one, I think. I will post my fabric later.

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    Here are my fabrics. Not sure which three will end up in the final three.
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    I'd like to try too. Thanks for doing this

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    Would love to join you but will be at Sherwood Forest Faire all weekend. So guess I'll just have to do mine later. Sounds like so much fun!

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    Lynda Rae: Whichever way you go your mat is going to be great. I know you didn't ask, but I think I would go with the white and orange for sure.

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