Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Quilt retreat

I am in Gisborne this week with some of the lovely Bellarine ladies. We came here Monday morning and have been stitching and chatting and eating ever since. The wifimwas working Monday, then Tuesday it stopped.  This evening I discovered it wasn't working because someone had pulled out the power plug!!!  Very technical to solve!!!
Firstly I should show you the swap I received from Lyn last week at the bloggers catch up,
The quilt and kite are made with Tilda fabric, the kite hangs above the quilt and the doll sits in front.  The doll, Lyn ordered from the Ukraine. Very pretty!!
The Aussie Hero quilt is done and gone in the post. 

This was  dessert  Monday evening, Tuesday evening and Wednesday evening!!!!! Lemon tart and chocolate cheescake!!

Monday I finished a block for the Guild challenge Saturday, the theme is Rotation. Was happy to do it foundation paper piecing.
Tuesday morning two of us went for a walk
The autumn colours here are beautiful

We walked through the cemetry and found the newish WW1 memorial, an impressive statue.

We met some of the locals,
Enjoying the early morning sunshine,

We found some interesting fungi

I made 4 blocks for a mini quilt
One of the ladies here put two borders on a charity quilt, the last time we got together we all made a block, now it is off to be quilted.

I was working on a little house block and could not get it to fit...I got the measurements checked by others and no one could figure it out, so the house blocks got the heave ho and four patches were made instead

And a mini quilt top was made!! 
Since then I have made a bag, will have to take a photo in the morning...right I am off to sew some more blocks, 
Happy sewing.


Fiona said...

lovely to be away sewing... and a bit of techo fixing!

Anthea said...

So much great sewing happening there Sue!
Lovely to meet the marsupial locals♥

Chookyblue...... said...

Looks like a wonderful time there......

Raewyn said...

Awesome - how cool to have a week long retreat! Lyn put a lot of effort into your swap gift - it's lovely. Nice to see what you have all been working on, the bag making (next post) sounded frustrating but you got there so that's the main thing. Funny about the power cord!