Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Quilt retreat at Lake Moogerah

Last weekend I was at a quilt retreat near Lake Moogerah. I had a wonderful time (it is great not to have to cook for a whole weekend!) and have been very productive. On Friday evening I finally put together the top of the play quilt for Robbie, with the blocks I got for my birthday two (!) years ago:

On the green fabric in the centre I am going to applique some roads for Robbie to ride his cars on. I think I will use a world map panel for the back, as I did with Hugo and Ernst's quilts - so he can see where we live now (in Australia) and where we are from (the Netherlands).

On Saturday I made a bag with the fabric I bought in the Netherlands:

When the bag was finished I worked on three small quilts for Colours of Africa, a Belgian/Dutch initiative to raise funds for an early childhood centre in South Africa. I will show them here when they are finished, which should be later this week.

There were about 25 ladies at the retreat - and this one male visitor!

It was a great weekend - thanks Julie for organizing it! I'm already looking forward to next year's retreat.


A3jana said...

You have had a wonderful weekend Linda!! I see the blocks I've made for your birthday!! ;-)) Very nice, our grandson is always playing on his Road quilt I've made for him.
Yours look very good and when de roads are on the quilt, even better! (I think) :-)))))
groetjes, Adrie

Helen McNaught @ AuntyHennys said...

I love the play quilt and of course, the bag! You know I'm a "bag" kind of girl!! Lucky you to go on a retreat!