Monday, April 20, 2015

A great weekend …

was spent with a dozen or so like minded quilting friends at our Retreat at Vaughan Park, Longbay  The weather was typical Auckland weather - grey and cold and thundery looking, then  brilliant sunshine.
Lots of talking and computer advise from each other, lots of laughing and of course lots of food and sewing.
Here is a show and tell of each persons effort for the weekend.
The view from our sewing room window.
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In keeping with Anzac week this is Carole’s quilt.

The start of Carole’s Knights of the Round Table quilt. 2015-04-19 14.40.30

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Beth’s Quilt is seeing the light of day again!2015-04-19 14.37.40

 Another of Beths quilts - a Sarah Fielke pattern.

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Christina’s Blocks for her Quilt.
Sorry photos are a bit blurry.
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Lorraine toiled away on her rail fence blocks until her eyes were blurry!

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Diana was very prolific with her 2 wall hangings and 2 table runners.

Sue (another one) was sewing like fury and also having Crochet lessons from Rosalie. 

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She was also trying to finish this table runner which is a kit from Rosalie Maskell of Auckland.

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Another Beth was totally committed to making 4 quilts from flannel using a quilt as you go method. Stitching the 3 layers together on the right side and clipping the edges so they ripple. 
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I think this is the back of the top photo.

Stephanie’s beautiful bargello quilt. This photo does not do it justice as the colours are more vibrant than it looks here.
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The same goes for this top which was made from new pillowcase fabric.
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Jeanette made some blocks for her quilt then decided she might do something else with them, so she put them away and made up some of these small blocks with her scraps.
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On the right a WIP of Jeanette's which is also a pattern from Rosalie Maskell.

 A gorgeous work in progress from Ailsa. Hand appliqued and machine pieced.

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And, this was my effort for the weekend. I managed to make 26 more blocks ( I had 38) and am at the point of sewing them altogether.

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I hope you enjoyed looking at my not very good photography, but we all had a great time, and thats what matters!
Thanks for dropping by
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Sew Quilt Designs said...

what s lovely view...Sounds like you had a great the show and tell and that quilt you are making :)

Leeanne said...

Looks like you all had a productive retreat, I am off to our retreat in a couple of weeks. No interruptions, no washing pile calling me or meals to be cooked, just sewing and MORE sewing!

Julie said...

Looks like a beautiful spot, and everyone had a productive weekend.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

I love what you are making here! Sounds like a very productive weekend all round!