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.