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Monday, August 9, 2010

Port Elliott Retreat

The last two years we have been invited to a retreat at Douglas Scrub, south of Adelaide.  This year we did not get an invitation, so Penny and I decided to organise our own retreat, with our own friends.  We rented Irene's beach house at Port Elliott for the weekend and invited Sheridan, Marilyn, Donna, Jan, and Cathy to join us.  We all brought along lots of food, wine, nibblies and sewing.

My plan was to get those corner fixed on my Little Sisters Quilt top - and hooray - that is done.  Tick!

My next plan was to get some hexagon's made for the English Basket Quilt.  Another tick, plus a few stars as well.  Going well I think.  I also took along a quilt to baste and started the hand quilting on that one.  Plan is to enter that one into the Adelaide Quilt show in November.

This was the only machine project I took - the Hawaii Sunset - which I will rename, but not until it is done.  Can't think of anything.  I made 4 blocks, and only 4 more to go to get it finished.  I am not making a square quilt, but a rectangle, so need less than the photo.

Sheridan thought my fabric box looked a little messy.  She was looking for cheddars and the only way to do that was to fold and sort the whole box.  What a friend, eh?  She did a great job too.  I am now a bit frightened to mess it up in case she finds out.  She invited her self over next week to tidy my other sewing boxes and look for more cheddars.....I am happy to oblige.

Dosn't it look pretty?

How about this for breakfast?  Penny treated us all to a cooked breakfast on the first morning.

Donna is learning to hand quilt and this is her first project.

Very busy ladies with their cutting and planning

This is the result.  Penny's design Fabulous Fat Quarter Quilt.  It is made of 12 fat quarters cut up and sewn back together.  Penny says it can all be done in 3 hours.......ok......

Sheridan had some success as well, and got her Spinning Charm quilt top finished.  She is very please with herself.

Wonder we got anything done - everywhere you look there is a full or empty glass of wine.
We all agreed that we need to do this again - possibly twice a year.  Think of all the UFO's we would get done.


  1. Love your Little Sisters quilt top!! :ooks like great fun!

  2. I love your projects and it looks like you sewed a lot!! It really looks like so much fun.
    Swap a few cheddars to organize fabric? I think you win!!

  3. fun stuff! I have a Hawaiian sunset quilt in the works too! I have 5 blocks left to make, and I am dilly dallying finishing them... I really want to get it done but so many other projects creep up! lovely to find your blog!