Monday, 27 October 2014

More from retreaters

Pam's jelly roll quilt; In the background you can see Heather's apple
core units.
As well as Heather my other companions on our set of tables were Pat and Kathy. We all enjoyed our time together. I sat near Pam last year and we like to share a glass of wine together in the evening. In the summer we found ourselves at the Traditional Quilters' Group retreat and were both in the same Jackie Taylor workshop and making the same quilt. Pam finished her top on this  retreat. Mine awaits quilting at home. She also worked on a colourful diamonds quilt from a Kaffe Fassett workshop at Lady Sew and Sew. I'm familiar with this as two of the Usual Suspects have made one from when he taught at FOQ.
  Meanwhile Kathy worked on quite a complicated design using 30's style fabrics; she'd also added to her stock of exquisite Liberty Star Rose hand sewn blocks since I last saw her. Like five others on this retreat she is a professional long armer and had made a lovely quilt with linen sashing which added an interesting texture.

Detail of jelly roll blocks

Kathy's 30's quilt taking shape

Pam's Fassett diamonds in bright jewel tones

Kathy's Star roses made in Liberty fabrics

Kathy's quilt

Detail of Kathy's Christmas quilt
showing linen sashing

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