Friday, July 31, 2020

Back home

I came home yesterday, retreat was over, and a great time was had by all. I think we timed our retreat well as from Monday we cannot visit another house and must wear masks when we leave the house. So show this virus has to be stopped. On a happier note,
I put together another quilt top, these blocks were made by a friend who has passed away,  four of us quilters used to get together Friday night's once a month and we made the blocks from the Underground Railroad quilt, I was given these 5 to put together, mine are still sitting in a pizza box in the cupboard! I think I will add a border to finish this off.

Judy was working on a quilt top using the drunkards path blocks for a wedding present, these are the last few rows, the others were being sewn together by the time I took a photo.  They were arranged to create a chain effect and looked wonderful.

Wednesday I made two anthology blocks, the clamshell took a lot of brain power trying to get the borders to fit and the block to the right size, it took two of use to realise I had cut the border pieces bigger than I should have!! Duh!!! 

I also had  a play with some foundation paper pieced hearts

And some flying geese also paper pieced.

Carleen was working on her Japanese fabrics quilt, once on the wall we realised a couple of blocks were upside down, they will be fixed at home.

The sun came out Thursday afternoon and the light coming in the front door caught my eye. We had the same door at our previous house in Gisborne.

We had a visit from Maxine for Wednesday lunch, this was her show and tell, lots of lovely things she has been working on.

This lovely quilt was at the retreat on the back of the couch.
So back home and back to what ever is normal these days.
Happy stitching.

13 comments:

jude's page said...

Glad you got the retreat in before more restrictions for you. SA is on high alert. You certainly made the most of your time away.

Karen's Korner said...

You certainly achieved a lot at the retreat.

local alien said...

Sorry to hear about your new restrictions. Thank goodness you had that retreat.
Your quilts are once more amazing. The variety, colour and work in them are wonderful. You have a talent

Cheryll said...

Looks like a wonderful retreat...and with lots being accomplished too.
EnJoY being home for awhile...xox

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you were able to get to the retreat, and you evidently had a good and productive time. The restrictions are hard, but necessary. Love all the beautiful pieces you and your friends made. The light streaming through the door makes a great pattern. Have a great day, stay safe! Hugs, Valerie

kiwikid said...

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Looks like you were very productive and worked on some lovely things. You were lucky with the timing!

Fiona said...

Perfect timing for the retreat ... so glad you got that in... Keep safe... Lots of lovely work done there by you and the others...
Hugz

Maria said...

So good you did get to retreat last week... wonder how long better you can get out with others again ??
You managed to get a lot done on retreat...
We're lucky to have have our sewing to keep us busy when we have to be home...
Oh and Zoom..... see you tomorrow....

Julie said...

Gosh Sue it sounds like things will be tough again over there. I hope they get it under control for everyones sake. Some great progress at Retreat - so pleased you got it in just in time. Love the sunlight coming in the door pic. xx

Ondrea said...

Love your Underground Railway quilt. I have a quilt book of the same with several blocks but have never got around to make it. Some lovely quilts at the retreat. So, are you going to be in stage 3 lockdown like me? Silly if tourists are not stopped.

Crystal_235 said...

Love all your quilts. We've had a mask mandate here for about a week now.

Michelle Ridgway said...

So glad you got your retreat in before further restrictions! You got lots done and some nice show and tell as well. Stay safe xx

Lin said...

You got your retreat in in the nick of time! Glad you had a good week, you were very productive. The quilt top looks lovely and certainly deserves a border. Your friends had some lovely things on the go too. Stay safe. xx