Saturday, September 1, 2012

Quilting Retreat...


Last weekend, I and six friends went to Alexandra for a Quilt extravaganza!
OK not quite an extravaganza but we sure had fun!

The Vickery is a house set up especially for Quilting Retreats (girls fun).
My sweet Garden Quilt kept me toasty (plus a Doona and another Quilt of mine) on the freezing cold nights,I even made my own matching pillowcase out of Ruby...I know it's sad!

We all bought a jellyroll along and made a 1600 Quilt, One quilt pattern I will go back too when I need a Quilt in a hurry. Apparently someone pieced this quilt in 36 minutes, they must have had a rocket up there bum coz we took probably closer to 90 minutes.

All quilts turned out magnificently but alas we all packed up in such a hurry we never got to the photo of them all together. Here are 3 of them...
Simply Color by V & Co.

Reunion by Sweetwater 

Juggling Summer by Zen Chic

I Came home totally knackered that why it’s taken me a week to tell you all about it!

Can you spot our mascot, his name is Vincent.

This is Claire's Birds and the Bees Quilt, Love!

Thanks Girls for a Fabulous Weekend of sewing, chatting, and most important laughing!!!

Best thing is we will do it all again in a couple of months!!!!!

ladybugquilting

3 comments:

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

How fabulous! It is great you and some great friends could get together and just sew, sew, and sew some more. Congrats.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Looks like you had a fantastic weekend, well done ladies :o)

Poppyprint said...

I love your beautifully made retreat bed! Weekends like that are SO deliciously exhausting. It's great that you had so much fun with friends. I think I need to give the 1600 a try for a charity quilt.

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