Thursday, 24 July 2014

Fat Quarterly retreat and a finished quilt

Last week-end was the annual Fat Quarterly retreat in London and for the first time this year, I took part in the festivities and attended the Saturday sessions. Early start, late finish but a very very good day. Lots of sewing, chatting, socialising and some shopping too!

In the morning, I attended Rachel's class to make a Wiksten Tank top.

We didn't quite get there but nearly. I have the hem and binding left to sew on my top. We spent a long time learning about how to fit the pattern and how to measure the pattern and ourselves accurately which was so valuable.

I spent the afternoon in very good company with Jen Kingwell as a tutor for her marvellous Green Tea and Sweet Bean class.
And this was my NewFO for July, a modest start but a start of a long long term project!
We even had the chance to admire, touch, feel her own gorgeous quilt as well as her Gypsy Wife quilt. I didn't progress that much but it was so good!

 In the sample swap, I received a gorgeous cushion from Trash and a great zipper pouch from Kelly.

And the goodie bag was full of gorgeousness too.

Of course, there was a little bit of shopping involved but I feel I have been quite reasonable!

In the evening the lady who coordinate the Siblings Together charity came over to take possession of the quilts which were donated  and it was nice to see a big fat pile of them. I handed over my finished cross-road quilt as well.
 Because I was running out of time, I attached the binding all by machine and it worked quite well actually.
 I used a lovely Dear Stella print for the back of my quilt.
1 more  OPAM for this month and a UFO of my list for Q3 Finish Along List
Linking to NewFO.


  1. Lucky you! I bet you had a fabulous time. I would have liked to have been in the Wiksten Tank class.


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