Retreat and more…………

Jul
2014
17

posted by on Quilt Retreat, Zelda

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I’ve just been back from my annual retreat with my quilting buds.  Its ALWAYS fun to catch up with friends and of course there’s nothing better than spending a whole weekend sitting, sewing, eating, talking, laughing, eating some more, sorting out quilting problems, each others problems and world problems…….

My room - as the organiser I get there first and grab the BEST room!

My room – as the organiser I get there first and grab the BEST room!

 

Our sewing room

One corner of the room - i love that cushion and foot stool

One corner of the room – i love that cushion and foot stool

There is a huge design wall - these are works in progress

There is a huge design wall – these are works in progress

For the first time ever on retreat I took my sewing machine as I was on a mission and managed to complete the quilt that’s on the right side of the design wall.  And…. who knew that you had to clean your machine every time after you finish sewing?  I could have made a felt pin cushion with the fluff collected!!!

The well appointed kitchen

The well appointed kitchen

 

The dining area

The dining area

We all took food so there was definitely no shortage of food.  We LOVE this place – Craft Retreat at Hepburn Springs.  It was FREEZING but we were nice and cosy inside.  We did go out to Daylesford on Saturday morning but couldn’t wait to get back.

While there I also completed my Liberty hexagon bag.

Liberty Bag

Liberty Bag

My "other" hexagon bag

My “other” hexagon bag

This bag is my original hexagon bag and I thought it might also look lovely in Liberty fabrics.

So it’s back home and back to the day job with sewing in between.  So what’s on my design wall?

design wall

These blocks were the practice blocks for my next quilt – it took me FIVE trials to find the right size. I should have given up but I was determined to get it right. I don’t particularly like machine piecing but I wasn’t going to let this itty bitty block defeat me – and I’m happy to say I succeeded and was very happy with the final product. The drawn vine on the left is what will be added on but it still needs some modifications. I can see it clearly in my head and hope that it translates well to fabric.

So…..what have you been working on on these beautiful cold dark wet days – perfect for sewing!

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