At the beginning of August it was my group’s turn to visit Sewjourn.
Even though there were signs of Spring
it was cold and we definitely needed this.
It goes without saying, of course, that we were well fed (there were even Christmas serviettes for our Mrs Christmas, Mrs Mac!)
We tried to get the balance right, but morning and afternoon teas proved a downfall for many.
So, what did we get up to stitching wise?
Helen played with the layout of her appliqué blocks
and showed us the border fabric.
She also cut out more blocks for her “Tea Party Quilt”
and saw how it was progressing
and in the evenings while we watched DVD’s, Helen was crocheting.
Mrs Mac made piles of Churn Dash blocks
and bound a snuggly blanket.
Maree worked on a border design for her French Market Medallion. She’s putting her own interpretation on a final border
and by the end of the weekend had one corner well underway.
Andrea was playing with blocks and fabrics too
and having made some before she came
had enough to trial a layout.
I had fun starting a new quilt, surrounding myself with fabrics ready to cut and stitch
and in the evenings contentedly hand quilted.
and there was a little tin/box envy going on too.
On the way home, we called in to Maldon, a delightful historical town which we all felt deserved further exploration, and which we hope to do next year. Meantime, our priority was a visit to The Village Patch, a quilt shop which none of us had visited before. Like the majority of businesses in the town, The Village Patch is located in an historic building (I think the Masonic Hall?) which just added to the charm of the shop.
Safe to say, no-one left empty handed, and we departed for home after enjoying another delightful weekend away.