03 August, 2015

Back From Retreat!

We had a wonderful weekend at the NOTYQ retreat 
at Lake Dewar Lodge in Myrniong. 
Due to the great time we were having, 
I've taken hardly any photos! Hopefully Mel 
and Ann managed to take some.
Here we are at GJ's in Fairfield.
Photo borrowed from Melody.
Next we visited Kellie at The Cutting Cloth
What a beautiful shop. It's so full of inspiration.
Sprung! We walked in to find Libby and Jennifer 
at the counter with Kellie.
Mel and Ann purchased a couple of patterns 
for a class they are going to do there.
Of course, a little shopping was compulsory, although I was very restrained. Some pink Tilda to add to my collection, along with the green which I am going to use to make Jenny's Hussif. More little hangers and some binding clips. Why haven't I bought these before? 
They are wonderful to use.
 Some of the goodies I received at retreat. There are a couple more things that I can't find at the moment.
 There was some bubbly on Saturday night!
The main project I worked on was my FQS 2013 Designer Mystery BOM quilt. I just had to stitch down the binding.
TaaDaa! It's all finished.
I decided to bind it in the same fabric as the border 
rather than the navy spot.
The colours are more true to life in the above photo.

Thanks for being great travelling partners Mel and Ann. 
It was certainly a lovely weekend. 


Jo said...

So good you had a great time. Wonderful job with finishing your quilt binding... Who hoo

Leanne said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful time.

Maria said...

Delighted you had a great time at retreat with your lovely friends. Some nice things jumped into your bag too in the shops.
Your BOM quilt is beautiful. Bet you are very pleased with the finish.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have never been on a retreat - you all look like you had a lovely time. What sweet goodies you brought home. Congratulations on getting your quilt finished.

Chookyblue...... said...

retreats ere always so much fun..........

Cheryl said...

Sounds like you girls had lots of fun. Your quilt is beautiful Christine. How lovely to have it finished

Susan said...

What a great weekend. Shopping and stitching with friends and a beautiful finish. Clover clips are great, so many uses.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Fantastic weekend by the looks of things...lovely loot! I love your quilt x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine it looks like a lovely place that you went to,so glad you had a wonderful time,love the pic of you all having a drink. Wow Christine your quilt is amazing,you have done such a fantastic job,well done xx

Tania said...

What a lovely weekend, glad you had a great time. Your quilt is gorgeous!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Oh you girls have the best times away! How wonderful for you, and I love your quilt! ❤️❤️❤️

Elyte said...

Looks like a lot of fun was had by you all. Lots of happy smiles.

KERYN B said...

Now that looks like a great way to spend a weekend.

Fiona said...

what fun... friends and fabric.... love your finished quilt... so fresh

Dawn said...

Always look forward to our retreats, I get heaps done and that includes talking, sewing, eating, drinking and laughing. Sounds like you did too.
Love The Cutting Cloth shop, I'm doing a class there now and its terrific.

Cheryll said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all three ... judging by those cheeky smiles. Lovely post Christine. xox

Ondrea said...

OOO you lucky gals. Some lovely purchases there and lotza goodies from the retreat too. Glad you had some bubbly, hope you all had a sip for me. LOve your quilt. Well done actually finishing something on the retreat. I guess some sewing was done. Not just eating and chatting lol.

kiwikid said...

Well done on the finish, your quilt is amazing! Looks like a good time was had by all!