Friday, May 21, 2010

Flaunting Flannel

This week my flaunt is my Scquilters retreat Challenge.  A quilt made completed from used flannel shirts.  Several of us ladies scoured Op shops around the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne and found enough flannel shirt to create 4 quilts.  Mine is a simple pattern of half square triangles with plain squares on the back.
DH has claimed this quilt for his  armchair it will be well used.  As a retreat 'Virgin' I had a wonderful time did a little bit of hand sewing, I stitched 7 little hexagons together to make a flower.  Socialized a lot, put faces to names that are seen regularly on the internet, caught up with Anne from Canberra who was generous with her time when DH and I visited Canberra in 2008.  My how time is flying by 2 years since our caravan odyssey.  It was lovely to meet Sally from Hobart I love her art quilt work we had a show and tell on the deck before lunch and Sally's work is amazing interesting techniques she uses, eager to try some of them when I finish rebuilding this computer.  Hard Drive died so new one had to have everything loaded onto it and it takes forever no wonder techies charge so much, lucky DS's made sure I knew how to do this myself.

3 comments:

Helen said...

That looks so cozy! Retreat sounds fun, I have never been on one, From Helen

Linda said...

Your flannel quilt is great! I got to see another's flannel quilt when I visited Sydney SCQ at their May monthly meeting in Waitara. I wish I could have stayed in Oz long enough to meet you and the other QDUers you mentioned. Congratulations on a great finish for your DH.

Lindi said...

Retreat was wonderful, hey! It was lovely meeting you Fran and I agree, Sally's quilts and techniques were inspiring. I enjoyed seeing your work in the flesh, too. Yoyu have both inspired me to get more "arty".