Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Last day

 Sunday arrived and it was the last day of retreat 

Saturday afternoon I decided to buy a kit and make a Drunkards Path quilt even though I had plenty of other projects to do 😁

Annette's final pile of blocks for her Ruby quilt



Mary's applique blocks


 
Miranda finished her quilt top, after some hiccups and some time spent unpicking. Chooky,  Miranda and I spent some time in the afternoon having an Amish unpicking session.

 

One happy and proud Miranda, her first quilt top.

All my drunkards path blocks together.

Kate's blocks laid out 

Epp umbrellas, how cute are they?

And one block that goes in-between the umbrellas. Such cute fabric.

Helen and Diane, instruction time. 

They are making the same quilt,  Bloomfield I think, this was what they had finished by Sunday morning. 

Chooky also decided to make a Drunkards Path and these are her blocks , not in finished order as yet.

The sign at lunch sign put out by the lovely Ronnie who cooked out meals all weekend. 

Sunday afternoon we headed off to Chooky place,  we stopped for a view to the Warum Bungles 


Last time I was here there was no green, as they were still in drought 

We have a convoy 😄😄

One last view of the mountains. 
Time for a g &t at Chookies. 
Happy stitching.


15 comments:

Kim said...

One can always find time to make a new quilt, even though there are others waiting in the wings. It's mandatory. Well done, Miranda! Love those EPP umbrellas and the sweet fabric that is playing with them. Love too, Annette's pretty Ruby quilt. Those fabrics in your Drunkard's Path are fabulous...nice colours.

Lin said...

More lovely work - I do love the umbrella! Always good to start a new project on impulse! - looking good. xx

simplestitches said...

lovely work...looks like it was a productive time

Susan said...

LOve teh idea of the EPP umbrellas

of course you needed a new project - why not???

Love Miranda's quilt - good that a few of you chipped into help the reverse sewing!

Maria said...

What is it that we always start a new quilt when we have plenty ?? Love both Drunkards Paths.....
Lots of lovely work by the ladies and Miranda’s quilt is gorgeous, love the fabric.....
Bet it was nice to unwind at Chookys before driving home.....

dq said...

It has been wonderful reading about your little retreat! I love seeing what everyone worked on as well. Thank you!

Valerie-Jael said...

You all made wonderful things there. Glad you enjoyed your time at the retreat, hugs, Valerie

KaHolly said...

I would have had to make that drunkards path, too!

local alien said...

Sounds like a lovely retreat. Hope you can do it again soon

Chookyblue...... said...

Miranda did so well on her first quilt.... The Amish bonding session took some time but in sure Miranda would still be unpicking if we didn't help.....
Love your drunkards path.....

ButterZ said...

So glad you had a wonderful time. Even better that Chookie managed to stay awake. Everyone was so productive. Their work was lovely...

Angie said...

Sue - it looks like a fun and productive time was had by all!

In stitches and seams said...

Looks like the retreat was a blast. Sew many fun projects. Look forward to those days to return. In stitches

Susan said...

What wonderful projects, all so different from one another.

Preeti said...

Love Miranda's quilt top overshadowed just slightly by her big beaming smile :-)