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!!
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.
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.
in just one day!! that is amazing. i love love how the vintage sheets look with the linen....it looks just amazing
Wow, that quilt is beautiful, and I'm so impressed that you whipped it up in one day! My hat is off to you!
Ooooh , it looks so great, so much fun!!! But who is who in the pics??
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
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
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!
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
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!)
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
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!).
Sounds like a lovely day, Andi! Thank you for sharing with us. Your quilt is so pretty, soft, lovely colors...
Now that's the way to make a quilt! Your one day wonder is beautiful.
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!
Ahem. I reckon I achieved the equivalent of thirty minutes of concerted crafting. Way to go, oh, Quilty Guru...
Sounds like a perfect weekend Andi!
That quilt is so pretty! I am impressed that you did it all in one day, too. Lovely job!
Do you have a date for Sydney next year?
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!
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
It was lovely to see you again Andi, wow, I knew you were being productive but a whole quilt, yay.
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!
Wow! An entire quilt in one day - what an awesome achievement!
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