Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sorrento Sewing!

Have just returned from another lovely weekend
 of stitching with friends at the beach house.
The one thing l didn't get done was a birthday gift for
 my great niece Lucy,  who is turning 1 this weekend.
So this afternoon while listening to the rain on the roof,
 l stitched up this little dolly Dresden quilt.
l sure hope she likes it.
Here are some photo's of stitching that took place across the weekend.
Margaret had her knitting needles, and whipped up these cute little
 teddy jackets, from wool she has spun herself. The cotton is for scale.
As a group, we have been swapping  paper pieced
half square triangles for about 18months now.
This is Jill's box full, just waiting to be made into a stunning quilt.
Expect to see some in the future.

Chris added the final border to this quilt.
Love the colour combination, so soft and pretty.

Then whipped these blocks up in what seamed like just minutes.

Jill continued to work on this top.
The 9 patch blocks are from a previous swap our group had.

Anne made good headway on these blocks.

Then turned her attention to making these super sized blocks.
Only 16 needed to make the full quilt.

Sandra loves to make miniatures, and was inspired by a quilt l had been binding.
Don't be fooled by its size. This took her most of the weekend.
Tiny piecing is time consuming!

Sandra also worked on making more blocks
 and adding them to this charming 30's quilt.
Bev spent the weekend working on these blocks,
which are for our current swap we are having.
Love these, and love the madder fabrics we are all using.

l wanted to start something new, and decided
to tackle a kit l had bought in America 2 years ago.
This is Collections For A Cause-Alliance.

And this is how far along the top was by the end of the weekend.
Just the outer border to stitch on.
Its BIG and l love it!
l also make more of these economy patch blocks,
 which started as a distraction to some sad news recently,
and have now become the beginnings of a new quilt.

Today has been a contrast in weather, which is so typical here in Melbourne.
Early morning sunshine brought me a friendly visitor to my sunburnt garden.
He is sitting just feet away from my front door.

And this afternoon, the summer heavens opened up and gave my
 poor parched garden a very welcome watering.
Thanks for visiting.


  1. All beautiful work. And thank goodness for the rain...lets hope it is also raining where the farmers need it.

  2. Thank you for sharing. You are so productive and creative. And are a source of inspiration and I love your blog. Happy stitching!

  3. Those economy blocks are very enticing. Great post.

  4. Hope you feel better after your sister died, these blocks will be a memorial quilt?

  5. I love that 9-patch Collection for a Cause quilt - so simple, yet so effective. Now I'm inclined to make one. Of course I don't have those particular fabrics....

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Please tell me more about your economy blocks--size of center square, sizes of the squares you use to make the surrounding triangles. Thanks. I am planning an economy quilt and would like to start on it soon. Your blocks are lovely.

  7. Wow what a great show and tell. Good to see all the glorious piecework going on in your area.

  8. I love your early morning visitor. What a poser! That is a truly beautiful photo.
    Of course another productive weekend at Sorrento. Love Margaret's teddy cardi's and Sandra's mini quilt.

  9. So much activity at Sorento! Wasn't it lovely to have some rain?

  10. Such a productive weekend! That looks like a very large kangaroo, you've captured him beautifully. It's so nice to have had the cooling rain.


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