Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Adelaide - here we come

Well almost.  Tomorrow morning to be  exact.

A few of us Queenslanders are heading off tomorrow for "Lets Get Stitched", with Joy, Vicki, Fee and Dawn.  This year we are going to Adelaide where Dawn has organised a wonderful four days of activities, bus trip, sewing day, and lots of other activities.  It will be so good to meet up with friends from other states as well as make new friends.

I have been pushing myself to finish the quilt for Caring with Quilts, organised by Chookyblue.  It ended up being bigger than I had expected it to be.  I did it by the quilt as you go method as I realised it was going to be rather heavy to try to quilt in one piece.  But that meant lots of hand stitching so it took longer.  However it is done now.
 I should have removed my quilt from under it to show it properly but it gives the idea.
These sampler blocks were made in 2006, .  I had to make an extra 2 blocks to finish it off.


I also finished off the tag made from the stitcher's alphabet designs from Michelle.  The designs are so beautiful - I want to do more!!!  Next week when I have time to take photos I will show what it is attached to.  Of course there will also be photos of our weekend.
      

But right now I need to finish organising my stitching projects for while I am away.

10 comments:

Susan said...

Your "M" has turned out beautifully.

Chrissie said...

What a lovely quilt, very colourful and your M is really cute too. Have a wonderful time at your stitching retreat.

Chookyblue...... said...

whos heading down........have a safe wonderful time away.......say hi to the girls I know a few who will be there....

the quilt looks great and I am sure someone will love it.......

Kayly said...

Have a great weekend!
Love your quilt, particularly the block on the bottom right. Because of the fabric colours you used, it has a lovely 3-D effect.

Maria said...

I know that you will all have a great time in Adelaide and I look forward to those photos! Love the quilt...it looks wonderful :-)

EclectChic said...

Kayly is right, that block does look 3D! The quilt looks great, and your "M" is so pretty. Have fun in Adelaide!!

shez said...

wow Marilyn that quilt is awesome and will make some's day,what a lovely thing to do,and have fun and take lots of pics please.xx

Noela said...

Your quilt is fantastic Marilyn. Love your M stitchery designed by Michelle. Have a great time in Adelaide, will be there with you in spirit. Hugs.....

Anneliese said...

A wonderful quilt ! and the embroidery is very, very nice, too. Have fun in Adelaide.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

love your quilt...bet you are having a ball...