Monday, 29 July 2013

Sew Along July, 2013 Retreat - A Picture Roundup

If you have ever wondered what a room full of creative women looks like then today here is an insight into what a bunch of ladies get up to on a Sewing and Stitching Retreat.

Up at the beautiful and picturesque Avalon Homestead Claire and I hosted 22 eager women for a weekend promised to be filled with inspiration, sewing, stitching, learning and laughter.

A massive bunch of Kaffe fabric cut into wedges to be turned into a quilt

The start of a Tokyo Subway Quilt

A stash of fabric that was being turned into an Under the Umbrellas Quilt

As the weekend went on those who were completing the Under the Umbrella Quilt workshop began to pin their blocks to the design board and it did not take long for this to fill with lots of colour from different ladies

Not only were there quilts being sewn but there were lots of ladies making bags, cushions, aprons, table runners, hobby bags, round cushion stacks and so many more beautiful projects.

A lovely neat stack of Liberty strips all ready to be sewn........... and then the creative part of jumbling them all up to be sewn in a random fashion - to make the stunning blocks you see below.

A Twisted Lone Star quilt

Some of the other quilts that evolved over the weekend. So pretty.

And here we all are! Looking forward to the next Retreat (already)!

Thanks to everyone we hope you had a wonderful, productive and relaxing time just as we both loved teaching you all.

Jemima and Claire