this was the house we stayed in, it used to be on the edge of the township, well it still is but the town has grown and the paddocks down the road are now being built on.
Every one was very busy
Magda had her finished blocks up on the wall
Sue and Barb working away
getting the placement of the blocks sorted.....
Carleen has remade this quilt and over the first couple of days on retreat got to this stage
then the placement of the next border was worked out, this border will hang over the side of the bed so the heads had to be the right way up
I was working away on the Celestial Stars blocks....
there are some seams not quite right but there were many seams to match and after several unpicks they were as they were!!
by Tuesday I had had enough of foundation piecing!!!
so I continued working on the snowball and nine patch blocks...yep more seams to match up!!!! And yes I was unsewing, I managed to sew the squares on the wrong way!!!
but I eventually got them done and the side pieces
here are all the pieces n the wall along side a quilt top Judy put together in a day.....love that pattern, Judy's that is.
Barb finished her beautiful foundation pieced quilt using scraps, there is another border to go on I think
Sue has had her quilt quilted and trimmed it all ready for binding...this quilt was her first, she was told it was an easy first quilt to do,it didn't prove to be so and has taken a long time to get finished.
My quilt top is all together ready for the borders.
Tracey has been working away on these blocks, they take two pieces from a layer cake, a plain and a coloured, sewn together and then cut re arranged and resewn...this is from the Missouri Star company, we had a look at the tutorial on line...the look of the quilt top changes depending on how you arrange them
this way gives a different look.
I had a great time away, wonderful company, lots of laughs and some sewing. It was wonderful to have a visit from Tracee, Margaret and Donna, we had a good dinner and evening at one of the local pubs.
Back home today I have begun work on an Aussie Hero quilt
for some reason blogger wants this photo to go sideways....this is as far as I have managed to get today......had better get back and try to work out what goes in the gaps. I was very lucky as Glenn Robbins has signed the blocks for this quilt, the recipient asked for a quilt featuring Russell Coight a charachter played by Glenn Robbins in his show Great Aussie Adventures.