Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Aussie retreat and more

This first photo is of my niece who I told you about a week ago and this is the finish of her quilt. A great achievement for a first quilt and she is 8 years old! 

Sorry for the blurry photo, I was looking into the sun. My cousin and her husband, who are from Queensland have been travelling this great country of ours in their caravan and recently spent time with relatives here in South Australia. As children we spent a lot of time together, but since the family moved north it has not been often, so it was good to have a catch up. They are on there way north again now and touring the along the Murray River before veering up to Queensland.


The Sanctuary was home to a fun group of ladies last weekend. We had lots of laughs and sewed our own projects, and shared the catering. Just a few photos of our time.

First is our floral arrangement from Pat's garden of our Australian Banksia flower.

 We had our flags attached to the sewing machines all lined up the tables.

You have to have lamb chops on Australia Day, and sorry the photo is sideways, and I don't know how to change it when I am posting straight from blogspot.

Pat is working on her hourglass blocks for the next border, which is due to be finished by next Monday. I managed to get mine done, and will photograph it later. Pat is also running short of fabric and looking for more. Maybe is was not a good idea for either of us to start with such large centres. And we still have 2 borders to go yet.

Sorry, another sideways photo, of Val's progress with her Paper Bag Mystery quilt. She missed the last Paper Bag retreat because she was in hospital, and is now catching up to the others.

There are a few boxes of fabric remnants for the girls to help themselves to, and this lady is wondering if this piece of fabric would make some nice trousers! What do you think?

 And Helen was working on a bargello quilt which is to be a gift for some friends.Looks good.

And this clever lady has made herself some arm protection for when she is driving the car, and has used a pair of sox with the ends cut out, and a hole for the thumbs! Not sure why, but her son did not want her to go into the shop wearing them!!

Well that's it from me for this post.I thought I had more photos, but this will do for now. I still need to post photos of the white quilt, which is to be delivered to the owner this week, and I have more to report on the happenings in the past week, so will be back soon. I had a lovely part weekend, and my week of "time out" just did not happen. I am back to quilting today.

Blessings, From Jude


Susan Smith said...

What a fun post and looks like you all had fun. Your niece is certainly a clever little lady. Take care.

Sue SA said...

I have an 8 yr old...looks like I need to put him to work making a quilt! Your nieces quilt is lovely, you must be both very proud. Looks like lots of fun over the long weekend, sorry you didnt get a week of rest, hopefully you can book it into your diary soon.