Monday, November 4, 2019

Glenrose Retreat




I am very fortunate to be able to get off work for a week and go and "hide" at Glenrose Retreat.

Of all the retreats I go to - it is by far the prettiest venue and the best suited to sewing.

I was able to put together the blocks I completed in the Gail Pan "Send My Love" BOM for 2018.
In all there were 36 blocks, but I chose to do only 32 and I liked the layout of Ruth's Quilt so much I copied it for this one.   As there are a number of design walls at Glenrose - it was an idea opportunity to lay out where all the fabric and stitcheries were going and to try to balance it.  (with some input from the others...)



I had prepped a lot of blocks for My Small World.  The hot air balloon is not part of the pattern, however I'd seen one on the Instagram group I am following and had to buy the pattern  . .  .

The "Plan" for the IG group is a set number of blcoks per month - so this finishes almost all of the blocks for Month 2 (mid October - mid November) and is a good start on Month 3 (mid November - mid December).
My next step is to start laying them out so I can see how the colours are going...and I may start working in sections from this point on - which is what a lot of the others are now doing...


And I made one baby quilt top.  (I did have a second one but didn't make a lot of progress on that one.)


There was some shopping time . . .some eating out time . . . .and of course some eating in time.

I made a Brie Twist - well with a few changes...LOL...I used a Camembert and instead of tomato chutney I used Baxters Date Fig & balsamic chutney - gorgeous stuff even by itself.


Thanks to the Tuesday Girls for inviting me along.

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great time. xx

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  2. Great to go on retreat and looks like it was very productive...
    Hugz

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  3. Looks like you had a lovely productive time away

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  4. Your quilt looks wonderful and glad you enjoyed your time. That Brie twist looks delish!

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  5. It's ALWaYs fun at retreats... & you achieved a lot while doing all that chatting eating & drinking... xox

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  6. So good for you to go to the retreat, you got a lot of lovely work done.

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  7. What a lovely way to spend the week. You were really productive too. Bonus!

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  8. How lovely to get away and have so much fun! The twist looks yummy!!!xx

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  9. All your pieces are so colourful. I especially love the blues in your first piece. I'm glad you had a great time x

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