Sunday, 29 May 2011

Quilting Retreat Part 4 - Some Finishes

Despite all the eating, laughing and drinking we do manage to get some sewing done. The first morning can be a little slow to get going (we have a rule that no-one sews on the first night - that is set aside for catching up) but once we start there is no stopping us. I think that the last ones sewing were still up at 1.00 am .......

Sharon turned this ......

.... into this ......

This quilt was made for a home ec teacher who was retiring (most of these wonderful ladies work at the local high school). Some of the people who worked with her contributed fabric and took a turn at making up a block then Alison put it all together and will quilt it. The background and border fabric is covered in cute cooking utensils.

This quilt is gorgeous. I love the mix of pinks and greens.

Mandy's hexi quilt which apparently has taken her years to finish - well done Mandy

Yvonne finished this ...

and this ......

One of my favs from the weekend .... I just love red

and lucky last my Fandango quilt. I just love the fabrics in this range and especially against the white. I have since added three borders and it is huge .... covers a queen size bed.

Kylie xxx

Quilting Retreat Part 3 - More Show and Tell

More show and tell

Alison's quilt - you can't see in the photo but Alison has done some amazing quilting on this quilt. She recently updated her quilting machine to a computerised one and has been having a great time playing with all the different designs.

Cheryl made this quilt for her son

Margaret's quilt - love the colours in this one

This is my Gardners Journal so far. I think it looks really good laid out but unfortunately I have not gotten any further with it since this photo was taken.

Kylie xxx

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Quilting Retreat Part 2 - Show and Tell

Our quilting weekend would not be complete without show and tell. Here are some photos of the projects which these talented ladies have completed in the last six months

This is one of Tonia's amazing creations

Tonia picked this little quilt up whilst holidaying in Egypt (hope I got that right Tonia)

Another of Tonia's amazing quilts

Lindy never ceases to amaze me with the amount of incredible quilts that she finishes in six months - do you ever sleep Lindy?????

Lindy made this quilt to raffle at The Biggest Morning Tea. It is made with Kaffe Fassett fabrics and chenille.

Yvonne's hidden pinwheel quilt

The gorgeous Trish

I can't remember who made this quilt because they are hiding behind it but I think it was Mandy ....

I will be back tomorrow with some more Show and Tell and some finished tops from the weekend.

Kylie xxxx

Quilting Retreat Part 1

Twice a year in March and September 20 or so gorgeous ladies (including me lol) travel to Middlebrook Station for our two day quilting retreat. We always have a fantastic time with lots of ..................

Stitching and drinking ...... at the same time - very talented I am .....

a good dose of laughter ......................

lots of silliness ....... Sharon and I after thinking we were getting attacked by a pesky mouse .....

and Margaret our Mighty Mouse catcher ..... just check out those yellow gloves lol

and yes we do get a lot of stitching done. Check out my next post for some very inspirational photos.

Kylie xxxx