Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A weekend away

Last weekend I went away with a group of fellow quilters on a retreat. It was a fabulous weekend where all meals and dishes were done for us and we could sew from daylight until very late. The facilities allowed us to  carry on with our projects and real progress was made by all.
In my last post I was going to finish  a wall hanging and this was one of the things I was able to complete. This meant sewing on two blue circles  to the centres of each circle, attaching batting, backing and quilting it. I spiralled the quilting lines to echo the colour spiralling.I also made bias binding and attaching this to the outside. I am really pleased with how it has turned out.I now have it pinned on the wall in the hall ready for visitors arriving from Australia on Friday. I think the permanent mounting will have to wait until after they leave.

I also managed to sew  binding onto a large quilt I have just finished quilting. For the first time I attached it and have done mitred corners so it feels good to learn a new and improved technique. 
Now I just need to hand sew the binding down. I will post a photo once the quilt is finished.
All in all I highly recommend getting away with like minded people to inspire and learn from each other.

Until next time.