Monday, 2 June 2014

Chooky's Party

I had a weekend away stitching at a beautiful old homestead built in the late 1800s, but I did join in with Chooky's 2nd birthday celebrations with lots of others. I did manage quite a bit of stitching, but I mainly worked on this for the weekend -
Almost finished - was really happy with how it turned out. It's a lovely pattern by my dear friend Michelle from Rag-Tag Stitchin "Down Reindeer Lane".

Here we all are hard at work.
The girls from Quilters Harvest patchwork shop (who ran the retreat) showed us how to make a "Disappearing Pinwheel" - so we went from this -
to this. Love it - think I can feel a quilt coming on. Cheryl

19 comments:

shez said...

Hi Cheryl good to hear you had a good time and i love Michelle's quilt it is gorgeous,you have done an awesome job my friend,yipee i will be seeing you soon.xx

Melody said...

Glad you had a good time. The venue looks beautiful.

laurajane said...

Glad you had a good time,love the pinwheel block.
Love the quilt too.xx

barb's creations said...

Looks like you had lots of fun at your retreat, love the redwork quilt and the disappearing pinwheel block looks good :) Barb.

Christine M said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, Cheryl. Your quilt is looking wonderful. I haven't heard of a disappearing pin wheel before.

Helen said...

Great to hear you had such a good time, love the pinwheel block :)

Jeanette said...

Love your redwork quilt. Gorgeous. Love the pinwheel block too. Hugs,xx

Susan said...

a weekend sewing is always great - in a lovely location even better and with friends as well - terrific. Gorgeous Reindeer Lane. Its always good to learn new techniques.

Susan said...

Looks like a great retreat, and you got so much done. That block is amazing.

Chookyblue...... said...

thanks for joining in the fun.........you did well....I like the disappearing block......

Fiona said...

you got lots of your quilt done and everyone sewing so hard! in such a beautiful place... lovely block...
Hugz

Mrs Shepo said...

Retreats are always fun, glad you got a lot of sewing done, love your reindeer quilt, clever pinwheel block. Cheers, Pat.♥♥

Marilyn said...

That is another gorgeous quilt from Michelle. Like the look of the disappearing pinwheel block. It could result in some very interesting quilts.

Anthea said...

Oh, I love love love that block Cheryl!
You've done a beautiful job on Reindeer Lane, congrats♥

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So pleased you had a good time...and your quilt is stunning...

Karen said...

Great work on the reindeer quilt. It is looking lovely.
And the disappearing pinwheel is a great block. Love it.

Maria said...

Just checked out some of your last posts and you have been working on lots of fabulous Christmas projects.

Was such fun partying along with Chooky.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh it looks great Cheryl. I have loved seeing it. Glad you have had a great retreat. Hugs xx

Annie said...

Lovely gifties - and wow... my two favourite blocks - pinwheel and churndash...and one inside the other...going to have to make me a few of those!!!