Monday, 22 July 2013

UFO Retreat

I have realised that I have not reported on the UFO retreat which was earlier in July, and I know some people have been waiting for this blog, so before I get busy for the day I shall correct my oversight.

Below are June’s blocks, not far from finished, ready to start sashing them. June is making one of these quilts for each of her grandchildren, all in different colours. I look forward to seeing them all finished, should not be long now.

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Some of the girls hard at work.

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And relaxing in the lounge at night, hand sewing or just watching the fire. I don’t think they even turned the TV on.

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And this is Helen’s Ring Cycles (pattern by Lessa Siegele), which is now about to be quilted today.

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And this is Sandy’s kookaburra, a pattern by Heather Ridley.

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And below are Jenny’s finishes for the weekend, although some only needed a border, but she felt good about getting so many tops to this stage.

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And this is Erica’s corner, a project started many years ago, and having an “airing”, and making decisions about where to go and what to do next. This is one of “those” quilts, started in my class, with cream background and shades of pink in the blocks.

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Another of Jenny’s finishes for the weekend.

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Sandy working on the binding of her mystery quilt, done in a weekend retreat earlier in the year.

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And this is Jocelyn’s quilt, nearing completion, just the bottom row to be added, and then the outside border. I just love to see how different all the quilts are, and how each person has changed the blocks, to make them their own! And the different colourways are great. This quilt has special fabrics from friends, and horseshoes from Jocelyn’s wedding day, so has lots of meaning. The background fabric is cream sateen.

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Time to switch the machine on, and load Helen’s Ring Cycles quilt.

I have had a week “sick leave” and finally the pain has gone. Spent time watching the flames of the fire, with the feet up in the recliner, and not a lot of bookwork was done.

Need to finish some quilts this week, and get ready for Christmas in July retreat, which is happening from Friday this weekend. Have the Christmas decorations out, and planned the menu, so looking forward to a fun weekend. And the weekend after that, we have the delightful Faye Packham coming to The Sanctuary to teach Japanese Reflections.

Enjoy your week, and stay warm. It was so cold this last weekend, that snow fell in the hills near Adelaide, which only happens every few years!

Blessings,

From Jude

2 comments:

Faye Packham said...

Thanks Jude for those lovely words. I am winging my way back from the USA and are looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Love Faye x

Sue SA said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling a lot better. We thought Victoria was chilly but got colder coming up the freeway then it had been when we left Horsham..then we heard about the snow and hail they had here in the morning, so glad we missed that!