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Sunday, 18 July 2010

Christmas in July Retreat

My Bradley and I had a weekend away this weekend. We spent the weekend in Mannum at Patchwork on Parade's "Christmas in July" retreat. I got to spend an awesome weekend sewing and Bradley got to spend an awesome weekend hanging out with me. (He really did have a good time. Honest.) I got into the spirit of the retreat by putting together my Rosalie Quinlan "Redwork Christmas" quilt. Some of you may remember the redwork that I did for it last year. (Hmm...... it never sounds very good when you use the phrase "last year" whilst talking about a current project!)


I cut fabric and organised the blocks and then began sewing. I was able to get all the blocks finished and put together. I just have the borders and quilting to do. (Just!) All my photos turned out blurry (shock!), but the one below shows how it ended up.

9 comments:

Lorraine said...

Nice work! Lucky Bradley - it's not everyone who takes their hubby on quilting retreat with them! I have only finished a couple of the stitcheries for the Christmas quilt and can't see it getting done for this Christmas...maybe the one after? Will you have yours done now that you JUST have to do the borders and quilting!

Mary said...

I love how you are putting those blocks together. And Bradley...must be a saint - Mark would have killed me and everyone else by the end of the first hour.

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

It was a long term project wasn't it? Do the stitchery one year, then the putting together the next year etc etc. It looks as if you had a really good time.

nicolette said...

A Christmas in July quilting retreat sounds like a bliss!

joolzmac said...

I am 'sew' jealous!

Joolz :)

Henna @ AboutDivorce Blog said...

nice work, you have arranged the handicrafts very nicely and they look very good examples of hand work

Suzanne said...

Some projects just take a while...I have a few in boxes that have been there a while too...lol.You do beautiful work!

Life's little stuff said...

Thanks for leaving a comment. Yes i know long time since last post but planning on getting back into it!
semester went well :uni three credits and a pass : Ma-Theb lots of work experience and passing :E-dancing school full time loving it :W-Theb easy and teaching himself Kanji. How are you gang? must do a botanic sit soon! MnM

Jantine said...

Back from the holidays I started with you latest entry and ended up here. Love the quilt you made, lucky you, a whole weekend sewing. Hope you are feeling better now!