Monday, May 17, 2010

Sew It Together

Saturday was BIG fun for me!!!

Cindy and Sophie picked me up at 8:15am. ("Bye kids!" "Bye Mummy". Dash out the front door before someone starts crying). Picked up Tanya and headed off to town for a lovely day of crafting.

Row 1 (L-R): Abbe & Julie; Bec; Cass and me; Corrie; Fi and Bianca
Row 2 (L-R): Gypsy & Liesl; Holly; Jodie; Karen; Me &Cindy
Row 3 (L-R): Nikki & Lara; Jodie, Trash & Fi; Nikki, Cam & Cathy, Sheridan & me; Tanya

60 of us gathered and stitched and chatted and laughed and generally had a lovely time.


I joined in with Cass's sample swap and, in addition to the gorgeous items I received in the swap, I picked up so many lovely bits and pieces from the many fabulous sponsors.
I am truly a lucky girl!!

In addition to meeting lots of new people and having a very fun time, I was a woman on a mission on Saturday. I arrived with all my raw materials (fabric pre-cut) to make a quilt and I was determined to finish it within the day.


And I did!!!
Using vintage sheets (thanks again Kate) and some beautifully soft linen, I pieced the quilt top ...


... used another vintage sheet for the backing ...


... did some straight line quilting ....


... and bound it with some solid pink Kona cotton.

All in one day!!
Very proud of myself.

After stitching the final stitches, I was able to relax a bit and do some more chatting, meeting and greeting.

Then up to Gypsy and Liesl's hotel room for more gossiping and stitching (Gypsy finished her first quilt top on Saturday. Hooray!!!) and on to the dinner where this non-drinking girl had a pina-colada and a lot of fun!!

Thanks so much Sheridan for organising this fabulous event.
Please put my name down for next year's event in Sydney. I'm stitching my bells on as we speak!!


Andi :-)

24 comments:

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

It was a fantastic day!

I am so impressed that you managed to sew up a whole quilt - certainly puts my slow applique to shame.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all! Wish I could have been there too.

Love the new quilt - you must have been sewing like a woman possessed.

Ritax

Leslie said...

in just one day!! that is amazing. i love love how the vintage sheets look with the linen....it looks just amazing

Evelyn said...

Wow, that quilt is beautiful, and I'm so impressed that you whipped it up in one day! My hat is off to you!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Ooooh , it looks so great, so much fun!!! But who is who in the pics??

Gypsy said...

It was so lovely to meet you Andi, thanks a million for all the help!
I'm still massively impressed that you completed your quilt in a day. I think you're my quilting hero! xx

Cass said...

It was fantastic that you did the whole quilt in one day, very impressive. It was great to meet you and thanks for being part of the swap

Corrie said...

gosh it was a great weekend!not so sure about the double chin I have in your photo of me (ahem) but I had a ball too

and you were woman on a mission with your machine humming away and wow to finishing a quilt

I honestly could have sat there till midnight and you could have trucked in the pizza's and diet cokes for everyone!!! maybe next year!

Corrie:)

Mel said...

You finished an ENTIRE quilt in ONE DAY! I'm speechless .... I so wish I could have come to see you doing that. I'm sure I would have learnt a LOT! Ah maybe next year x

Blueberry Park said...

What a great day you must have all had...going to have to kick start something like that over here! I can't believe you quilted in a day - incredible (ooh, there's a book title if ever I heard one!)

Posie Patchwork said...

Sounds awesome!! I don't drink either, so i bet you enjoyed your cocktail!! I'll come to next year's, of course i'll be living in Brisbane, der, but i'll travel for it for sure, too much fun to miss out on!! Love Posie

Nikki said...

Great to meet and see you in quilting action, ANdi!! I'm so impressed at your dedication and achievement - a WHOLE QUILT!!! (And what did I make...? Let's not talk about it!).

Marit said...

Sounds like a lovely day, Andi! Thank you for sharing with us. Your quilt is so pretty, soft, lovely colors...

; )

ladydi said...

Now that's the way to make a quilt! Your one day wonder is beautiful.

Juddie said...

Andi,
It was a fabulous day, and your beautiful quilt inspired me to ignore my fear of failure and just start piecing!
It was lovely to meet you - hope to see you again in Sydney next year!
x Juddie

Tania said...

Ahem. I reckon I achieved the equivalent of thirty minutes of concerted crafting. Way to go, oh, Quilty Guru...

Helen said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend Andi!

audreypawdrey said...

That quilt is so pretty! I am impressed that you did it all in one day, too. Lovely job!

Linda said...

Do you have a date for Sydney next year?

Krafty KJ said...

THe quilt looks great - well done getting it done amidst all the chatting! I wish I could have been there.Maybe in Sydney next year!

Tanya said...

gee, you were so productive. Thanks for the song link- I so missed out on pina coladas!
Yey for you Andi, was lovely to meet you x

Mandy said...

It was lovely to see you again Andi, wow, I knew you were being productive but a whole quilt, yay.

Lady Bird said...

Love the pink binding...and those vintage sheets are making me green :) as I have a pile waiting to be turned into something and it looks like they will remain a pile for a while!

Liam's Mummy said...

Wow! An entire quilt in one day - what an awesome achievement!