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Sunday, August 12, 2012

A relaxing week at Hall's Gap

A fortnight ago I spent 5 days relaxing, sewing and chatting (not in that order) at a retreat in Hall's Gap, in the Grampian Ranges north of Melbourne.  There were 14 of us altogether. 

Most of us only get together once a year for this special time as we come from all over Victoria and Mt. Gambier in Sth Australia.  It's a fabulous time and the Retreat where we stay backs onto the National Park, and we get a lot of wildlife coming around - this inquisitive Roo thought he was going to join us for morning tea!!!!

I was very pleased with myself as I was able to complete 12 blocks of the pattern 'Patriots in Petticoats', a pattern from Common Threads Quilting.  I adore this pattern as the setting is very different from a lot of other reproduction quilt patterns.

There are 16 blocks of this size (12") plus a larger one in the middle and a border of log cabins set in a ribbon pattern.


Sharon~Two Bits Patches said...

How big are your blocks Joy? Hand pieced or machined? That setting is so interesting too.

Radka said...

This is going to be such a beautiful quilt, Joy :-) Beautiful stitching.

Frances Leate said...

Great blocks and I agree it is a wonderful layout for a quilt. I will look forward to seeing it all together. Take care.