Last Thursday morning everything was tidied up in the sewing room
my bags were packed with some clothes and lots of sewing and hand-stitching
ready for me to fly to Diann's later that morning before our trip to Kingaroy on Friday. I'd taken my old machine at Diann's on my last visit in March (to save on excess luggage) in readiness for this trip. The large purple bag contains all of Diann's sewing - her clothes bag was 1/4 the size.
The Quilters' Rest at Kingaroy is a fabulous venue where we can sew non-stop if we want or hand-stitch, read, do whatever takes our fancy.
I sewed and sewed so many small pieces of fabric together and the three blocks in the top row are all I have to show for my efforts - the block in the second row was made in March 2010 at Kingaroy and this quilt ("Rosettes" by Fig Tree Quilts) has been untouched since then.
All the block components are together and ready for sewing into 12 more blocks.
We returned from Kingaroy on Sunday night. Monday we shopped and then spent the afternoon sewing. I decided on some quick gratification sewing - Double Hourglass from Cluck Cluck Sew (which I'd cut out at home) using some Sweet fabric I'd bought from Bec.
By Wednesday morning all the blocks were made and ready for trimming.
|42 of the 84 blocks|
|84 blocks ready for trimming|
|Helen, me, Diann, Tereasa - the quilts on the wall and samples on the shelves behind are are mostly Helen's beautiful work.|