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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

WOW! What a Weekend

Firstly I had to rest yesterday to get over my wonderful weekend.
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Our patchwork group had a little weekend retreat with some neighbouring girls, with the intention of learning to strip and curve. Here is my first set of strata with the second in progress. My pillow came in handy as an extra table.


Some of us also managed to throw in a little dyeing on the Saturday. There is my 24 colour wheel on the left. Yesterday I rinsed and washed and today is ironing day.



Day one I managed to dye and get all my strips stitched together ... day two I carefully began sewing some curves.


Seven blocks in all ... I have to admit I was beginning to slacken off by the afternoon.


9 more blocks and I shall have my very own strips and curves quilt top.
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Thankyou Ruth and girls for a lovely weekend of sewing and chatting. Hope to see how you are all coming along at next patchwork day.


10 comments:

chook said...

wow Narelle your quilt is going to be beautiful
I am glad you had a good time
hugs Beth

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely quilt Narelle, lots of work in this one and sounds like your retreat was fantastic as well, I have returned from a retreat this weekend as well....how good are they..

Kerry said...

woohoo!! Lookin good. Mine has come to a stop at present, and my colours are still curing. Perhaps tomorrow I will feel up to a bit of rinsing.

Gina said...

I love how your quilt is turning out.

Love and hugs Gina xx

maisy and the boys said...

Narelle, those blocks are just fantastic! Well done. What a great, productive weekend you had.
cheers
Marina

Jelly Wares said...

OMG!!! That block loos amazing!!! I love the colours, just gorgoeus...
Sounds like a great weekend had by all....

Jodie :)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

That is truly beautiful!! You are amazing...all that work, it will be gorgeous!

Myra said...

Awesome Narelle! Looks like a really great time was had. Great progress! Love your blocks and fabric choices! Wonderful! 8-)
I've never tried dyeing fabric, yet... 8-)
You need to buy yourself one of those little side tables that a lot of quilters bring along on retreats. Very handy, but the pillow works too! lol! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Beeshebags said...

Sounds like you had a fun time Narelle...where was the retreat at??? Hugs Naomi

Maggie A said...

These look great.

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