Thursday, August 5, 2010

I've been Quilting

Last week I went on a quilting retreat with 38 other ladies. We stayed in a outdoor education hostel, slept in bunk beds with shared toilet/shower blocks and generally had a fun time. I have been going 2/3 times a year for about 5 years now. Its usually for 2 days, but the annual Summer retreat is for 5 days and nights : )

First we all made name badges:
I spent the rest of my time hand piecing this quilt:

It is pieced over paper the traditional way and I use tiny whip stitches to put the hexagons together.

I have been working on this quilt for about 3 years now, on and off and reckon I have done thousands of hexagons so far. I just have the edges to complete and it is finished. Then it will be quilted and I will bind the edges.

It will be approx 6'6" wide and 7'6" long when completed.


Yarnspider said...

OMG! that is just stunning. I am in awe.

jeanfromcornwall said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Done some of that myself, so I know very well just how much work you have put in.
An heirloom.

Stasher said...

Keep on going, I'm longing to see the finished article. By the way the wine is just delicious, reminds me of summer pudding.

Anne Evans said...

That quilt is gorgeous. It will be well all the effort when it is finished.