Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Avalon - Part 2

Wow! This Post is picture-heavy, so maybe you will want to skip through quickly - hope so!
Here's what I busied myself with over the weekend - 5 out of 7 blocks appliqued for my vintage baby quilt. It was very relaxing and I am really enjoying making this quilt!

So many of you have been taken with Gloria's Dresden Block - we all were! I have decided to trial a block in Kaffe fabrics - have found my Dresden Wedge and shall have a little play. If I achieve success I hope to be able to share it with those who wish.

Here's a little trio done by Gloria, Raelene and Marilyn!

Not many of us get this far with our hexagons - Janine's gorgeous quilt, so pretty, so feminine!

Kris's bold applique - this block is one of four!

Diane bought this Elvis fabric from a store in the little country town of Toodyay - Avalon is just a few kilometres out of town.

Gorgeous Girl, Smart Girl - Raelene knows how to relax - time out at the retreat!

This is another gem by Raelene - lots of interest was shown in Grandma's Album done in Thirties fabrics!
Another beautiful appliqued quilt by Gloria!

Janet's colourwash/kaleidoscope - what a dazzler!

Here she is, all smiles, showing us a piece of the original fabric, before it was sliced up!

Hope you enjoyed - must move on with real life now - what a shame, lol! I hope you all have a happy week!

37 Lovely People said ...:

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

lovely eye candy Lurline, i especially love those applique blocks in the making.

Sue said...

I'm loving your Avalon pics. The quilts are gorgeous and I'm even thinking I'd like to try Gloria's Dresden Plate myself. Not sure I'm up to that level tho'.

Nyla Dominguez said...

Thanks for sharing all those wonderful photos! I especially loved the Dresden wedge blocks and that hexagon top!! Looking forward to seeing your effort on the Dresden. Your vintage baby quilt is going to be so sweet, glad you're enjoying it.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love all the pictures and what beautiful quilts the gals have made--all are just great.
must say though again--that Dresden plate blocks look like a challenge and a lot of fun!!!!
Have fun today at whatever--Hugs, Di

Lynda said...

Beautiful show and tell Lurline. Looking forward to seeing your Dresden Plate - I'd love to have a go.

Jackie said...

Lurline, All the photos are gorgeous!! But my absolute hands down favorites are the dresdens, the album and the hexagons. I just have an affinity for 30s. Thanks for sharing.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your pictures are great. I love all the beautiful quilts. I'd like to know more about the little trio done by Gloria, Raelene and Marilyn! That is lovely. Was it done with English PP?

Rae Ann said...

Wow Lurline! I am left speechless! The quilts are to die for....Beautiful!

MJinMichigan said...

Lurline I hope you will do a tutorial for the dresden wedge blocks. I read your blog regularly and have been so inspired by your quilts.

Julia said...

Beautiful photos Lurline..
I love your blocks and all the quilts...
Raylene has done some beautiful work.
Who would think that fabric of Janet's cut and made that lovely quilt..
Hugs Julia ♥

Chookyblue...... said...

loving the show and tell...........beautiful

Wendy said...

Wow some great show and tell at the retreat. This group looks very productive to say the least. Thanks for showing them.

bingo~bonnie said...

that appliqued butterfly quilt made by Gloria is the first time I've ever seen that exact pattern - my "Momma Newt" made one and it was part of her 18 quilts for all of us grand kids to draw from to each get a "last" quilt when she died. I'd love to one day recreate it..

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Barb said...

Oh my goodness...that was totally awesome!!!

Riet said...

Wow Lurline. All those quilts are beautiful. I also love love that Dresden block. I never saw a Dresden wedge before.That is a handy tool. I must see if they are sold here.
Have a nice day

PatchworkRose said...

I just adore the vintage baby blocks and the Trio :-) Thanks for all the lovely pics
Cheers
Lynne

Kate said...

Love, love, love all the photos Lurline - you are clever getting all that applique done!!!

Miriam said...

Thank you for sharing all those lovely photos, Lurline. I love what Janet did with that fabric!!!
Your blocks for the Vintage Baby Quilt are coming along well!! You will be finished in no time!
Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. :)

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

I think this post has single handedly inspired me to add the Dresden Wedge ruler to my wish list. Lovely!

Rebecca said...

Love to see what eveyone is up to and what a clever bunch of women they are.

Hugs Bec

Maria said...

I love all the work the ladies have done on the retreat. The dresden plates look great,they look good in those colours.

Rose Marie said...

Gorgeous quilts and blocks!!! I'm just finishing up a Dresden plate quilt, but will have to do another one with the new version as that block is just too delicious.

Myra said...

Oh my Lurline!!! Love your 2 retreat posts!!! Beautiful projects on the go, and sounds like a great time was had!!! Love your animal shots! 8-)
Retreats are such a wonderful way to spend undisturbed time with creative friends...

captainmumsie said...

Oh, a tutorial on the Dresden Plate would be fabulous! Please, please -- this one is going to haunt me!

carole ann said...

Lurline, thanks for sharing the photos. What beautiful work. Would love to see that dresden plate when you finish.

Janet said...

I loved seeing the projects from tetreat. What wonderful quilts. You did so well to get all those applique blocks done, they look fabulous. I love the dresden block and can't wait to see yours.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh thank you so much for the fun show and tell, you do such wonderful work, I cannot wait to see your take on the dresden block.

Cybele's patch said...

Thanks Lurline for showing all those beautiful projects. You certainly are a bunch of talented ladies.

em's scrapbag said...

Thanks for sharing all the glorious quilts. Love the grandmother's garden! Looks like you not only had fun but were very productive at your retreat.

Karen said...

Lots of pictures but oh so enjoyable! The wheel style block looks very interesting.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So fun to see again Lurline! Thank you.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

you girls down there are so incredibly talented. I love it all. My favorite is the pieced up dresden plate!

Micki said...

I really enjoyed all of the work you all did!
Thanks for the pics!
Micki

Kim said...

Wow thats a lot of eyecandy!!!

Did you do all those vintage applique baby blocks
by hand? they are just perfect!
thanks for sharing all your goodies......
Happy Sewing

Bev C said...

Hello Lurline, gosh you hang around with some very talented ladies. Did you manage to get to the Toodyay Emporium when you went to the retreat? It is a wonderful place to shop. Have a great weekend.

In Awe of Applique said...

Oooohhhh, I like the butterflies and of course the Dresdans, gotta try that technique!! Thanks Lurline :)

Corrie said...

oh beautiful! I'll be back for some more inspiration! such lovely quilts (and ladies of course)!

Corrie:)