Thursday, 9 December 2010

Retreat Weekend at Sewjourn

Last weekend the ladies from Connected Quilters again journeyed to Lancefield for our annual Retreat to quilt and create. A few were sadly missing ...

One car took the long way round via the quilt shops in Ballarat and Gisborne where we made some small purchases and had a nice lunch at the Beechworth Bakery in Ballarat, appreciating the bottomless cups of tea and coffee!

I found a Prints Charming cushion panel to embroider and a piece of Reece Scannell fabric in grey for the backing, some threads, and a couple of remnants in the huge box at Gail's.

I took my French General fabrics to work on and managed to put together  the whole 70 blocks, join 64 of them and make the top. I had envisaged just binding it, but the others were adamant borders were needed. After many, many auditions the two borders were finally chosen.

C and I also drove just out of town to poke around the Cemetery to see how far back the graves dated (1860s) and look at the wrought iron fences surrounding many from the 19th century.

Most of the graves had a shamrock/four leaf clover theme in their decoration and the names were 99% Irish.

I also photographed a terrific example of an anvil cloud on the horizon.

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