Monday, 2 May 2016

Quilting Fun.

Spending time with friends, who enjoy quilting and having a great time, is the best.  Getting away and going to Retreat, sewing up a storm and creating new masterpieces, be it to become family heirlooms or to be given away to someone special.  This weekend was no exception.
This bag, was one marathon of a task.  Kate created it, it is amazing.  The inside was done with pockets, the bag is for a very special person, close to her heart.
Quilty's, these are turned into gifts for Mothers of Premmie babies.  They are given these in hospital.
 The Bunnies.
 Churn dash pinwheel blocks with pink and lilac.
 A border print with happy frogs.
 The pink colour, was the one that was most used this time.  It is totally unplanned.  Once we all arrive and start to work on our projects, a colour emerge as the one.  Pink reigned queen, this spring, at retreat!
Victoria Quilts, is another one, for which quilts are stitched, these get lined with flannel. They are for cancer patients.  Judy made these.
Doris was working on this quilt.
Catherine got us all making these nifty zipper pouches.  They are a very good way to start off the weekend sewing.  Most of us finished two of them.
Met this cutie, while I went for a brisk walk after supper.  The weather was beautiful, summer is on its way, as the bugs was out in full force!
Kate also introduced us to these clips. They work well instead of pins, when one want to sew a zipper in place, doing binding.  The funny thing is, we have all seen them in the Quiltshop, we just was not too sure of these clips.
Baby quilts was also on the agenda.
Paper piecing, especially New York Beauty style blocks:
This is what one block is going to look like.
Judy started a split nine patch quilt.
Lynne was working on Mulberry Stars.
 These batiks was beautiful.
We pack a few projects to work on, mine was lots of little things that needed some work.
 The two Bargello quilts, some of the strips sewn together.

Kate always paints her nails, this time it was shades of blue and they had a sparkle to them!
The first Spring flowers, growing wild along the river.
Thank you to Diane for organizing our Retreat!

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