Friday, 20 April 2018

More retreat projects and a piece of cake!

Julie's Hunter's Star

Yvette's from a schnibbles book. made entirely while we were there.

Detail

Afternoon cake

I think this was Debbie's and it's made from a lovely jelly roll

Isabels second of a pair of small quilts for two sisters.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

More from the retreaters

As time went on projects appeared thick and fast.
This is a baby quilt made by Isabel

Instantly recognisable as one of Heather's

Detail

Quilted by Mandy

Margaret;s graphic red and white

Sue's bunting

Applique designed by Michelle Hill  bought by Miriam in Australia after the death of the person who made it.

From Carrie

Thelma's

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Kathy's Stonefield

Kathy's  beautiful blocks prompted three of my friends to  embark on their own versions of this quilt and now Kathy is working on finishing hers though not the full version as that is too large for her bed.
Looking good

I do love the kangaroo

Detail

Detail: what a jolly rabbit!

Projects from the retreaters


This s Miriam's hand sewn piece beauifully done
 handsewn piece
Detail



Debbie's

Mandy's for a child with farming connections, immaculately pieced.

Detail

Miriam's again - love the border choice
Cthy's blocks made i  a FMQ class which she is combining into a quilt
Detail of Cathy's block
Another FMQ bock

Detail

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Last Day



Sample Quilt pinned up
I'm going home today after five nights and productive sewing days. As well as the blue and white DNP to I've completed two more sample pieces, this time of the DNP triangle variation. This morning I need to pack. load up the car and then I plan to sit and hand sew more of the binding of the quilt on my bed.
On the floor

Nautical medallion sample

Detail

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Quilt retreat

Latest quilt on my bed: I'm still sewing down the binding.

It has been a productive and busy retreat as usual. My main job has been assembling and and working on DNP blocks and units from and for my workshops.  Each of the last two days I've made 20 flying geese for the border of my White Cottage quilt.  I've only just got round to posting as until now the Norfolk Youth Orchestra were in residence and using up a lot of WiFi. Some of us went to hear  them one evening and the experience of being right next to the huge orchestra which filled the retreat's modern chapel was wonderful - the sound reverberated through ones entire body. It was fun seeing which youngsters we had seen in corridors and at mealtimes played which instruments. Ages ranged from 11 to 18.
This month's Siblings Together block:
mint and chocolate chip

Detail

My DNP top: side squares of nine patches same white as background of feature print in corners: chickens and
butterflies.




Friday, 6 April 2018

Two more sewing days

After the hall day on Tuesday and fond goodbyes the six Usual Suspects met up for lunch (delicious) at Judi's on Wednesday and then yesterday the five Bonnies met up to start our new quilt.A day at home today and Oast UFO day tomorrow. Quilt retreat next week for five nights and the following week Quilters' Guild AGM and Conference in Newcastle.
Usual Suspect, Maggie,is waiting the get the chance to custom quilt this lovely piece on
her Gammil. It was started in Tracy,s Star Rose workshop.

This is Bonnie Quilter Sue's super pirate quilt made for grandson, Oscar. It generated a
degree of quilt envy in our hostess.

The back looks good too.


Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Sewing Day

We had a rather tricky sewing day as we arrived to find no kitchen but we retrieved various necessary items from the piled up contents and someone brought in a  slow cooker so we had hot soup, cheese scones and two sweets. I was pleased to get the chance to photograph two recent quilts on my quilt stand and I completed trimming my Katie's Krazies and attached the binding having quilted it yesterday afternoon . I'll start sewing the binding down at Usual Suspects tomorrow.

3 score years and 10

Japanese DNP

This is Maggie's

Becky's super fabric choices

My Katie's Krazies