I was really lucky that Sue lent me her machine - I thought she was bringing a second machine but no, she'd decided to mostly hand sew.
She put her time to great use and here is one of the Old Time Kaleidoscope blocks she completed.
I hadn't planned my retreat sewing very well and only had time to throw a few close-to-hand project boxes in my case before leaving home.
I spent the first half of retreat working on my Whimsical Woodland mystery quilt from last year. All the stitcheries were done but little else. Lots of cutting, piecing and more cutting yielded a pile of the filler blocks.
I got to the stage where I needed to lay it all out to work out my colours - I didn't have enough room, so packed it up. So glad of the progress made though.
Christchurch healing hearts quilt drive. I'll share those in another post.
Sunday was a half day and I pulled out another box. I needed to make some small friendship stars for the current mystery stitchery I'm doing. As you can see, I got a whole heap of half square triangles done. I think I got busy chatting on the way to the iron and didn't get them pressed.
But I did try for the scenic shot though - not very successful due to only the wrong side of the fabrics being visible!forever always online.
Sabrina, who hasn't really stitched before, achieved this!
On Saturday afternoon we had show-and-tell. It was great; a huge variety of finishes over the year. Some of my photos had heads, etc, in them so there's just a sprinkling here to share.I could sort photos for days.
All very inspiring - what will I take for next year's Show and Tell, I wonder!!
|Sue, with her Doing the Rounds quilt|
|Deb, a French General Sarah Fielke BOM|
|Janice, with a quilt made for her Mum|
|Kylie with a scrappy Round the World|
|Lea showing us her applique quilt|
|Sonia's Tessalating Diamonds (?)|
|Janice had her Splendid Sampler on the wall|
|Trish's Interlocking squares; she finished the piecing at retreat.|
However I'm leaving it here, as time is creepng on and I must get ready for work today :-)
'til next time,