Wednesday, 18 September 2013

What I've Been Up To

The last couple of weeks have gone in a flash.  Had a lovely weekend a couple of weekends ago at a retreat in a beautiful old homestead "Glenwillan", set in a beautiful country setting. It only sleeps 12 people, and has the biggest dining table I have ever seen - obviously a large family built the homestead - but was perfect to hold the 12 of us and our machines and all the other necessary bits and pieces we need with room to spare. Now I packed a plastic tub full of projects - the girls did suggest very unfairly I thought, that most of the projects were coming for a holiday, but did manage to get quite a bit finished.
This is my Spring swap gift from my swap partner Julie, and was able to add borders and quilt it ready for hanging.
 I have shown you bits and pieces of this xmas wallhanging before - but yah the top is finished and all those small 2-1/2" border squares are sewn together and are on. It should be ready to hang for this xmas.
And finished this top - a  little coin quilt from a French General charm pack I had (the tutorial was from Fiona's blog www.bubzrugz.blogspot.com

Was also able to attend a trunk show held by Marg Low showcasing, among other things, all the beautiful things from her two new books and the amazing sampler quilt she's just finished.  Did add this cute little snowman button hanger pattern to my collection -
And ordered Anni Downs' new stocking xmas tree hangers.

Well must away - stitching to be done. Cheryl


10 comments:

Susan said...

You're getting very Christmassy....lovely new patterns. I love your FG quilt.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love what you have been up to. I really want to do Fiona's coins too. Love yours in FG...Gorgeous.

Melissa Graham said...

You have been one busy lady!

Fiona said...

so busy... and you got lots done.... thank you so much for enjoying my 'coin quilt'.... love your fabrics ...
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So pleased you had a lovely time...gorgeous projects...

Noela said...

Lovely finishes and purchases too. Hugs......

shez said...

such beautiful work Cheryl,well done and love your new buys.xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

It looks like you got lots done, everything looks beautiful! Lovely new patterns too.

FloS said...

You were very busy at your retreat ! A lot of projects finished or almost finished !!!
Florence

FloS said...

You were very busy at your retreat ! A lot of projects finished or almost finished !!!
Florence