Saturday, 21 April 2018

Last fro the April Retreat

Detail of Julie's

Miriam's ber



Heather's siblings together quilt


Miriam's seaside hanging


Cathy's wedding ring in progress

Cathy's: detail

Yvette;s minions

Kathy's tumblers


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.


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


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


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: what a jolly rabbit!

Projects from the retreaters

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


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


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


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


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


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