Sunday, June 22, 2014

Quilt Retreat Weekend

I have had the best weekend.....I was at a quilt retreat at Hepburn Springs..I was lucky enough to be a ring in as they were short on numbers....stayed in a beautiful house..great company, food, drink, comfy bed....what more could you want??

Some discussion on what is being made from this magazine..

One quilt, put together and "boxed" - a new term I learned on the weekend....I would have called it sashing but there you go!!

Checking out the finished flimsy....

OOps Trish has been chatting and not concentrating me thinks.....got a little carried away with the hexie joining!!  A little unsewing coming up.....

the work area...

some pencil rolls I have made Friday evening....they are supposed to hold 24 pencils...I measured carefully....very carefully...but I can only get 22 pencils in one and 21 in the other.....ah well....

this is the view out my bedroom window.....

a quilt on the wall in the hallway.....

oops...this is sideways.....but it was in the dining room...you still get the idea....was beautiful Asian fabrics with dragons, pandas, dragon flies.....

Trish with the mountain of hexie flowers...

you can see the beautiful fabric she is working with....

I am playing around with a journal cover and different stitches on the machine....

a 1600 quilt created Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning....we were at the pub Saturday night so not much sewing was done!!

Again this is sideways I am sorry....you can see it better in the next photo...

another raggy seams quilt created on the weekend, you can see the blue blocks better here, they will make a spectacular quilt!

Oh boy! This looks like a school photo, all nicely lined up, doesn't it, except for the body dragged in on the far right...she missed the last photo!!Lol!! Had to make sure she got in this one!

Another raggy seams quilt created on the weekend...yet to be cut...but looking amazing!

On the way home I had a detour and had a walk in the Park....

then stopped at Trentham Falls -- was wonderful to see water coming over the falls.
Now to head off and unpack....or just go soak in the bath with bubbles and a G & T....no contest!!
Happy sewing!!

8 comments:

Helen said...

Looks like the perfect week end and lots of fun :)

Fiona said...

A lovely creative time....
Hugz

Melody said...

looks like lots of fun

marina said...

looks like a wonderful creative weekend!
love those gorgeous hexie flowers.

shez said...

What an awesome weekend my friend and enjoy you bath and G & tonic 🍸

Raewyn said...

Retreat looks and sounds like it was amazing - so much sewing and sew much fun - Wonderful :-)

Farm Gate Creations said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend Sue....I'm glad that you had a great time.

Chookyblue...... said...

looks like a great weekend to me........lucky there was a spare spot........