Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Fun Retreat...

 I do really enjoy our Patch Groups "Stay at Home Retreats"  We arrive on Friday afternoon set up our machines etc , have a chat to ladies and then sew. I made myself a new microwave bowl holder before our dinner arrived.

My DD1 asked if I could make her a new bag for her to take to "Bingo" ..... 

  I had the perfect Fat 1/4 in my stash...

Got it cut out and ready to sew before going home.. after having brekky at I arrived back to the hall around 9am and sewed the "Bingo"bag first in between morning tea and lunch..

I'm happy with the finish and hope my DD1 will be too....Will pop in the post tomorrow...Next I started sewing the QAYG  Blocks for Jan from Oz Comfort Quilts 
 until dinner arrived ,time goes by so quickly as Sue, the lady who does the catering, seems to keep arriving with our lovely morning teas, lunches and dinners... 

Did I say I love these weekends ... 

No cooking and we are all on a roster and have turns clearing the tables , filling the dishwasher and keeping the urn filled.....and home to bed....

Back Sunday and I got the binding onto this quilt...

next some of the ladies and I got this quilt sandwiched and pinned . It is now ready to be quilted now , think I'll just do some FM stippling...

I am pleased with what I got done and had a fabulous weekend....

Must away now and pop on the kettle.

Happy stitching and stay well,

Hugs  Maria ❤


  1. Lovey projects & it does sound like a wonderful weekend. Hugs, xx

  2. It sounds and looks like you had a great quiltly week end--
    time with friends, good food, and nice projects finished or worked on--
    good for you--
    hugs, di

  3. What a great time you had at the retreat, lots of sewing, good company and wonderful catered food. Love the cute little Bingo bag, you certainly had the perfect fabric tucked away.

  4. heaps done.... it is great sewing with others and always get more done because that housework is not calling you in.... I love the bag and the quilt... great blocks done they will look great together....


  5. great projects! I did a day retreat last weekend too, love sleeping in my own bed

  6. What a as clever format for your retreat. I suppose me going as a “day girl” to the Bathurst Blog Meet is pretty much the same. You were very productive.

  7. What a lovely weekend - and you did lots too! xx

  8. You certainly achieved a lot during the retreat....the perfect fabric for the bingo bag.

  9. Beautiful projects and looks like a great weekend!

  10. I love the idea of your stay at home retreat. Of course, I also love our go away retreat. Ours is hopefully going ahead this year at the end of July. The bingo bag looks great. That fabric was perfect. xx

  11. You certainly did achieve lots, sounds like a perfect time, sewing, friends, food, and your own bed to sleep in.

  12. That Bingo bag is fabulous. I love the fabric! I need to make a microwave cozy for me. Yours looks so nice. Great QAYG blocks. Your squares block quilt looks so really accomplished a lot.

  13. Wonderful bingo bag, perfect!! Great quilt as you go blocks Maria, you have been busy!

  14. I love using my bowl cozy. And what perfect fabric for DD's Bingo bag! I bet she was thrilled to get it. Glad you enjoyed your retreat.


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