Right from the start we were treated to lots of goodies and spoilt rotten. Maree who runs our Sunday stitching get-togethers organised the workshop and did a fantastic job. Nothing was forgotten and everything was perfect. I love our gifts we received. Beautiful fabric covered folder to hold all our patterns in and a lovely pincushion/pocket with scissors and binding clips. The pincushion is made with wool fabric Maree got from the Birmingham Woollen Mill when she was in Ireland. It has crushed walnut shells inside and its so handy. I love the shape of the scissors and I'm already using everything.
The room was huge and we all had a whole table to ourselves - which meant we could really spread out!
A "chocolate fix" bag and "Lolly fix" bag on each table too! We were very spoilt.
The food was incredible and there was plenty of it. Biscuits, cakes, muffins, sandwiches and scones - and all freshly made.
There were lots of quilts to choose from too......
But I already knew which quilt I was keen to make.
I absolutely love Marg's "Anna Levens Quilt". As I am always drawn to purchasing fabric with large prints on them and I have some really gorgeous pieces in my stash - I will be using lots of those fabrics and as I adore those prints, it will be a real quilt of "favourite fabrics".
Marg was very helpful and helped me A LOT I have to say (there's one in every group!!!). We got many great tips too on paper piecing and hand stitching and bias strips and appliqué. But, for me, her help with choosing colour and fabric prints, and combining different fabric ranges was the best.
My first block.
My roommates were De and Lynda and they were great fun, as always.
A little blurry photo but here we are... Lynda, Maree, De and me!
And a photo Lynda took (thanks Lynda!)
Second day and second block.
I'm really enjoying myself!!!
Some show and tell from Maree.
More of Marg's incredible work.
De is also playing with hexies.
She's made a lot more than I have!
It really was a fantastic weekend and I really enjoyed the whole experience.
Have a great week