Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Champage and Chocolate............

I know what you girls are thinking with the champs and chocolate..............the worst cause I was with Farmyard crafts..............remember I went on a chocolate diet after the last time I saw her............but it is all good..............here are a few snaps around Cottage on the Hill............so many beautiful quilts to make and fabric to choose..........I always have the best weekend when I go to Nundle............this is the 6th year I have been for a retreat weekend...........we travel over Friday........pick our quilt we want to make Friday afternoon and fabrics - sew Sat and Sun and the travel home late............(narrowly avoiding a pair of echidna's in the middle of the road)

in the picture above on the bottom left is Valley Forge collection..........wanted to get some of that but just got 2 pieces for the nine patch block swap...........

basically when you go to Nundle you pick what ever quilt in the shop you want to make.............then whatever fabrics in the shop you want to use........
Kerry cuts all the fabrics for you...........nothing is ever a problem......the quilt on the left is the same as mine but I laided my blocks differently..............amazing the difference by colours and placement.............the one on the right is a first time quilt..............shaggy's are perfect and she is hooked............planning 2 quilts and starting one of those there..........

here we go...........mine on Sun morning now this is where the Champagne and Chocolates comes in........although I did find some Rocky road over the weekend.......

the fabrics are Sachet Flannel II - Marcus Brothers .................the pattern is Champagne by Kerry Swain (different block placement on mine) and I just had to add that Chocolate chenille for a narrow border................just love it.......forever known as "Champagne and Chocolates"

making progress.............

here we are............Champagne and Chocolates.................Nundle no 6 is off to be quilted already........(would be great to get Nundle no 4 finished and Nundle No 5 bound)

also the wonderful news of the weekend - beside spending it with my wonderful friends sewing and eating yummy food - there we some other visitors over the weekend..............Cardygirl and friend called in and stitched with us
(Jeeves is such a lovely driver.........Cardygirl he is worth more money) can't wait to see your projects finished..............

Also the Oh Sew Busy Bec called in with most of the family and the kids were so good............Jessie Girl showed all the ladies her knitting and Xmas decoration swap gifts..........Bec brought lots of show and tell.............loved it...............

thanks girls for making the effort to catch up it was wonderful.................bloggy friends are just so lovely.............thanks Kerry for another fantastic weekend already booked in for next years retreat and Girls Day in the Country 13th March 2010

Take Care til next time..............
Chookyblue

SSCS girls I will send you an email shortly.............basically the swap is closed unless you are a regular on my blog............

49 comments:

  1. All I'm thinking is that we're lucky we didn't have Champagne and Chocolates AS WELL as everything else!! Your quilt looks great!! Thanks for an awesome weekend!! Looking forward to next year!

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  2. What a gorgeous quilt - I am envious of all of you girls that are able to go on retreats - I think Tassie needs a retreat !!

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  3. I love the quilt Chookyblue. I'm envious of the retreat. Wish there was something like that here. :)

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  4. Your quilt looks amazing. I love the chenile in the border it really sets it off and gives it snuggle appeal. Big quilt too, are you quilting it?

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  5. I am glad you had a fab weekend wish I could have been there
    hugs Beth

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  6. What a fabulous weekend! And so much accomplished! Love the colours in Champaigne and Chocolate!

    I'm off to a retreat this weekend but must must must not start anything new - UFO's for me!
    Cheers!

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  7. Great to hear you had a wonderful weekend with Kerry. I have a bag full of the same fabric as your quilt which I brought from Nundle. I will be making Kerrys Flannel Roll Quilt at a quilting retreat in September and after seeing yours I just can't wait. Blue and Brown and may favourite colours as well.

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  8. I love it Donna..
    The blue and browns go great together...love that border..
    Julia ♥

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  9. Sounds like a blast and the quilt turned out just amazing!

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  10. C&C, a delicious quilt and an unusual and stunning combination! Bravo!

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  11. Love your quilt, the colours are gorgeous!

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  12. Wow! You sure had a productive weekend! Wonderful quilt. I have never used chenille in a quilt before. It looks great!

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  13. love it Chook, the 'chocolate' chenille is a nice touch.

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  14. Love your chocolate and champagne quilt and that brown inner border is perfect!! Sounds like such a fun retreat...and she cuts the fabric for you?? wow!!

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  15. I reckon I would be hungry and want to eat choc and drink champers every time I looked at your gorgeous quilt. Well done and all in one weekend!

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  16. I just love that quilt ... and the chenille border is fabulous, just perfect. I bet everyone will be fighting over that cosy quilt.
    Looks like you had a terrific weekend :o).
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  17. Oh, it looks like you girls had a great time and stitching. Love the quilts.
    Keep Stitchen'
    Bonnie

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  18. The colours on your quilt are fantastic Donna, I really like those together. So thrilled you had a wonderful time, I can think of nothing better!

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  19. Love the Design..Love the Fabrics..Love the Choccie Chenile...Love the Name..Just Love it.!!
    cheers

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  20. The quilt is beautifull and the retreat sounds great

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  21. I'm with you! The chocolate border was a must.

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  22. Your quilt looks lovely...it was so lovely to see you all...Jeeves is getting a swelled head!

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  23. Love your champagne and chocolates...the colours are just wonderful! And love the chenille border...great idea.
    No diet involved with this champs and choccies either!
    Julz

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  24. It's a gorgeous quilt - I love it!

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  25. I had a lovely day too! have you forgotten my name already? cardy girls friend.

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  26. It looks like you had a great weekend at Nundle, your quilt is gorgeous, love the colours and the chocolate chenille looks yummy.... what could be better than Champagne and Chocolates....

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  27. sounds like a fab weekend! Hope you girls behaved yourselves!! ....I guess what goes on in Nundle...stays in Nundle....LOL...love the quilt ...the colours are amazing!!

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  28. I absolutely looove your quilt!! The colours are fantastic!
    Sounds like you had a great time, I think I might need to come next year to keep you all in line LOL

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  29. The quilt looks great and almost done, good for you.

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  30. I love that colour combination, the quilt looks great.

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  31. I saw those lovely wedding ring blocks with the bright prints up at Nundle. It is just sew beautiful!!! Is it one of yours??
    Kerry has some cutting to do for those.

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  32. What a delicious quilt! I love the chenille border.

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  33. What a great looking quilt! Your retreat sounds like so much fun, thank you so much for sharing with us who live too far away from the fun!

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  34. Wow! I love the colours that you choose. A girl can't have that much fun with out her blogette followers to share it with - thank you!

    Well, I am finishing up Marmalade so I am off. Just stopped in for a look see.

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  35. Yum...love your title....and the quilt is stunning too.

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  36. Yipee, I am in the SSCS. Nundle sounds fabulous cant wait till next year. You sure had me fooled with the Champagne and Chocolates heading. The quilt is stunning and I cant believe that you got so much done.

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  37. Love the quilt! What a perfect name for it!! (yes I am very predictable!!)

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  38. Love your colour choice very calm...glad you had a good weekend nothing beats sewing with the girls does it...

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  39. Having been to retreats @ Cottage on The Hill in another life... or so it seems !!! I'm truly turning an unbecoming shade of green here Chookyblue... Oh & I Luv #6 Quilt !

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  40. Oh... I hope to be so lucky to be chosen to join your swap, but I've find your blog only this afternoon, I'm not regular, as a matter of fact... I've just sent you an email with my details and I wait to know if I can partecipate or not!
    Kisses, Valeria

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  41. Well done on the quilt I wish I could be that productive on a retreat. Sound like you had loads of fun.

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  42. Wow! what a great weekend and a fabulous quilt!

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  43. Lovely quilt Chooky....a warm and inviting one to snuggle under in winter. Your visit brought back memories of 'Nundle'...sigh! Annie Downs is the guest for GDITC in 2010...what a treat...have made a note on the calendar..but its too far away to commit for it yet, you'll have to push me into it...that will be hard won't it!
    Hugs...Judith

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  44. Woo-hoo! what a great weekend result!
    And I have been on a grog, choc and cheese diet for over a week..sad it has to come to an end!
    Cheers, tracey

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  45. Fabric, champagne and chocolate - all the ingredients for a perfect weekend.

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  46. Love the quilt Chooky...The colours and the Choc chenile looks great...Nundel is a quant place....We are of next weekend...
    love the Photos also... Kerry put a lot of work into her reteats...
    Cheers
    Gaizie

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  47. Just love your quilt - fabulous name - and flannels - just love the warmth that that they product. am so envious of the great retreats you girls have. Let me how you find about these things.??

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  48. Love the quilt.Love the colour's in it. Looks like you had a great weekend there.

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