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A Quilter's Journey. I have become a piecer of quilts. The part I love the most is choosing a design, the colour/fabric selection, then piecing.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

MillRosie Weekend Retreat

 Dia Duit, Welcome to Millrose Cottage, the best way to spoil yourself, on a Quilting Retreat.
 come inside
 a place to rest
 have a cuppa
 or sit awhile
 time for dinner
 just love the sideboard
 Keryn's craftiness, just love them
 I was a woman on a mission, 4 tables runners made for our Jess with her beloved ladybird's, I purchased the ladybug fabric, last Spring, when we went on our tour of the States.
a mean feat of 11 blocks made for Aurelia's Journey Quilt. I have not touched this project in twelve months, when I went to Quilter's Camp, 2013. 

A heartfelt thankyou to Jo, my room mate and sewing buddy. To the lassies who attended, thankyou for your warmth, friendship and care  of me.
Last but not least, to Sue the proprietor of MillRose Cottage, for our beautiful meals, accommodation and our I wants in the patchwork shop.

Sla`n, O'faigh

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Proof in the Pudding

Dia Duit, every morning when I came out from our bedroom, I would look at Colonial Rose spread out on the living room floor. Everytime, I looked, I kept changing my mind. I had made the decision  not to add the navy/white/pink flowered border and simply bind the quilt in pink.
However, yesterday, I decided to add the border. It was such a lovely warm, sunny day yesterday, I stripped the bed and washed the sheets. I was voicing to DH, that I was in a quandary with this quilt. His suggestion was to lay Colonial Rose on our bed and then decide.
The old saying of Proof in the Pudding is apt. Due to the size of Colonial Rose, I simply do not have the space to add another border. From the top two pictures you can see I can have Colonial Rose, on the bed, either way.The overlay in the third picture, I will need to tuck this, under the mattress, or cover the pillows with the quilt. The feature is the central part of the quilt. I wonder how many hexies are now in Colonial Rose? I have twenty rows, to cut, stitch and sew to complete this quilt. Will keep you posted.

Tomorrow, I am going to the Millrose Gathering Quilting Retreat. Looking forward to going, but apprehensive at the same time. Life has been busy, our Jess had had her knee operation, and I have been running back and forth with her. In the middle of this, my MIL decided to come back to Victoria for a holiday, so have busy caring for her.Hmmmm I am longing to take the caravan away, for a rest, but cannot see that happening for sometime,.
Sla~n, O'faigh

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

It seems so close but feels so far with Colonial Rose.....

Dia Duit, I thought I would update you with my progress with Colonial Rose. Last night I sat up to midnight, stitching, the next row onto the quilt. Tonight I will stitch four rows to the top part of the quilt. I still have away to go. My thoughts were to add the last border, as in the navy white and pink flower. Due to the quilt measuring 2.3 metres by 2.4 metres, I will unable to do so.My thoughts are to simply bind the quilt in pink. My heart wants to do the navy/white and pink flower border, however it would not be practicable to do so. Would love to hear your thoughts.
Please accept my apologies, for not responding to your lovely comments, DH inadvertently deleted my emails.
Sla~n, O 'faigh