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MSQC Quilt Retreat Part I: What I Worked On

As I mentioned in the introduction in the past severals posts, I recently returned from a nearly week long quilting retreat with my long time quilting friends at the Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton Missouri. My next series of posts will be about that retreat. It was one of those “bucket list” experiences.

For this first post about the retreat, I thought I would do a follow up to my February 8, 2022 post Preparing for Quilt Retreat and show you what I actually worked on during the retreat – one thing – the first 20 blocks for the Tula Pinkโ€™s City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks quilt:

image from amazon.com

As I shared in the 02/08/2022 post Preparing for Quilt Retreat , I cut out the fabric from my scrap collection for the first 20 blocks and made them into little packets to take to the retreat:

I had so much fun at the retreat opening up each packet and working on it. Each packet was like a surprise as I forgot what specific fabrics and colors I cut for each one.

Here are the blocks in progress on the design wall I sat next to at the quilt retreat:

And here are the completed 20 blocks which took me a couple days to complete (because there was a lot of shopping and wandering around “Quilt Town USA“, but that is another post), and it was all that I worked on despite the other projects I had prepared and brought:

Now I have the blocks home and up on my design wall at home (each block measures 6.5 inches by 6.5 inches), and it will be time to try to make another 20 to get me closer to the 100 I need to complete for the quilt!

I am daydreaming about the day I complete all 100 blocks and then have to decide on my block setting options – the end of the book has so many awesome setting options!

43 thoughts on “MSQC Quilt Retreat Part I: What I Worked On”

  1. I see this as a sort of on-going treasure hunt project…each packet you prepare for future squares will once again be a ‘surpirse’ when you open it up for stitching! HA! A fun longer term project, methinks!
    Your completed work on the design wall is uber impressive, too!

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  2. Tierney, I just love these blocks and can’t wait to see the next 20 and the next 20 and so on!
    It was so good to catch up, hang out and sew together!

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  3. A Quilting retreat at MSQ… that’s definitely a bucket list item for me!! Can’t wait to her all about your experiences. I follow a quilter on tik tok who is making blocks using that same book. It will be fun watching yours come together ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. What an auspicious start, and you are already a fifth of the way to those 100 blocks. It’s going to be a spectacular quilt. Opening those envelopes if prepared pieces must indeed have been exciting!

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  5. Your blocks are so beautiful! I love your color choices for the designs and can’t wait to see your progress ๐Ÿ™‚ Also looking forward to hearing more about your retreat! It sounds like a wonderful time ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Yes, it can be overwhelming to get caught up so one of the things I do – is I pace myself – and I never try to read all the posts from the blogs I follow (I tried that a while back and then I was in a black hole – hahahah ) so I make a visit and look at the most recent post and go on my way – it makes things very doable and keeps me in the game (so to speak) however, on your blog I noticed there were two parts and so I backtracked for that (if that makes sense)

        also, I was just in the Kansas City airport and they are getting some big renovations – was it under construction when you were there?

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  6. So colourful and beautiful! You are very talented and I really like it.
    Have a wonderful day enjoying life! ๐Ÿฅฐ ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ
    Greetings from the beautiful Rhine-Highlands / Germany…
    Rosie ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

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