Monday, 30 June 2014
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
|Gillian's autumnal quilt with|
|Marigold's exploding pineapples with elephants.|
|Judy O's Lone Star|
|Joy's reversible log cabins|
|Maggie's buckets and spades|
|Maggie's cowboys on bucking broncos|
|Maggie's flying geese|
|We basted Judi's flying geese|
|We basted Judy's modern blocks featuring Moda's |
|Pork Fillet stuffed with Petit Suisse bought in France|
with the bacon cooked on top of it, a wine sauce,
Jersey Royal with parsley butter and fat asparagus
Monday's tea was Sunday lunch deferred as we went to France for a village twinning event and needless to say there was plenty to eat (and drink) there not to mention Flemish games. Tuesday was another day of good food and good company with the retreaters catching up on their progress or not since our time away.
Saturday, 21 June 2014
|Fran's is black and grey, Mavis's purple and Trish's repros. It's|
good to compare and contrast. Mine is blues and aquas on the
edge of the picture.
The four Bonnie quilters met yesterday with our completed stint ( I finished mine on retreat and posted them then). I am also including more pictures from Jackie Taylor's class at the TQG retreat. Jackie owns the White Cottage Country Crafts shop and what looks like a lovely attached B&B. You can go there and sew.
|Same project as mine|
|Mary's, a scaled down piece in lovely fabrics.|
|Aud's in browns and pinks|
|Liz's in batiks|
|Another class participant's..|
|Carolyn's stunning border treatment.|
|Another completed top by ?|
Thursday, 19 June 2014
French onion soup for tea. The recipe involved 8 hours of cooking plus croutons. I assume this was because it was cooked overnight ready for the porters of Les Halles when they had completed their dawn stint. It was good but I shall opt for a simpler version next time. Lunch was at Chom Choms as we collected friends off the coach from Rye, lunched, then coffee at our house and onto the doorstep of the theatre in plenty of time.
|Margaret's bag (reverse)|
|Margaret's bag with handy pockets|
|Gillian's quilt, lovely colours and wonderful pattern|
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
|Lamb Kofte with rice and fresh peas topped with tomato sauce, |
yoghurt and coriander.
|Framed New York Beauty block, a stretch for me. I usually|
avoid curves at all costs.
I have got so much duty sewing and quilting deadlines I'm starting to feel quite stressed! However completing my block for Quay Quilters' group quilt is a step in the right direction and making a nice meal yesterday (Alan's chef today) and cleaning the house this morning (it needed it) helps me to feel I haven't totally ...
...lost the plot.
Monday, 16 June 2014
|Jackie at work|
This was a lovely weekend and the Jackie Taylor jelly roll/precuts class enjoyed a large space and plenty of tables to work at and spread out work. Jackie amused us all and was very knowledgeable and managed us doing different projects with aplomb so there was plenty to look at and we had a day and a half to make good progress with our work. Lots of examples of her own work for which patterns are available were spread out for us to enjoy. I used a set of strips I'd been given by a magazine which were not the usual coordinated array and which I was anxious to stress were not my own choice from my stash (I'd have done a better job) so my project was traditional in the sense of making do with what I had. Others displayed more taste however!
|I took the pink hearts out|
|Star pieces laid out ready|
|Trying out setting triangles and border|
On the way here I called at The Bramble Patch, a wonderful Patchwork shop where I spent my vouchers.
Today we got down to work early at 9 with Jackie of White Country Crafts all working on different precuts projects. My quilting death wish has come into play and I've passed up all my lovely Moda jelly rolls in favour of a very strange selection of strips, not coordinated at all.
|One of Jan's early teaching sampler quilts|
|A Red Cross quilt from Jan's collection|
|From Jan's collection, a TRIPLE wedding ring quilt|
Friday, 13 June 2014
Thursday, 12 June 2014
For the first time ever I finished a top on retreat, one started last year when I was here and I've added red frames to some of the hexagons from Maggie Kingston's workshop. So it was a very productive day.
|Becky's blocks using|
Moda's Comma line
|Maggie's delicious bucking brncos (detail)|
|Gillian's blocks with interesting sashing|
|Valerie's Quilt Show BOM stars, a group exchange|
|Judy O's wonderful star layout, a big effort project|
|My Fabric Fusion top started in a Judy Johnson workshop, Sisters, Oregon.|
|My twirling stars, higher contrast here than in reality|
|Maggie's quilt top all done|
|Isabel's quilt top for a child|