I am so sorry for neglecting you. Life has been pretty darned boring around here. All work and no 'play'.
When I do have some spare time I have been two-timing you over on Stitchin Fingers. It is so inspiring over there and I have made some lovely SF friends too. From now on, I will try and give you a little more of my time.
Last Tuesday a group of us went down the mountain range to Gatton and enjoyed the Queensland Quilters picnic with around 400 other quilters from all over South East Queensland.
The picnic was held in the grounds of the Gatton Historical Village and these are just a couple of the buildings we were able to explore.
Look at this dandy chair. It had hidden secrets.
It was made out of old wooden crates. The perfect place to store your chamber pot!
This chair was inside an old slab hut. Our early settlers built these types of houses and one can only imagine how cold they were in winter with all their cracks in the floor and walls.
This hexagon quilt on an old iron bed would have kept a little of the cold out. (See that big opening between the wall slats? Brrrrrr)
And look at this for ingenuity. A chest of drawers made out of old kerosene tins. Three cheers for recycling.
One of the highlights of the day was seeing this attempt at the World's Largest Hexagon quilt. It was quite something. I did a couple of flowerettes, but alas did not have all day and night to look for them......
I am not one for statistics. My brain likes to just sketch over things and move on to the next thing, but Judie Bellingham over at bellaonline.com has all the stats on this amazing quilt. Here is the link.
You can also see a little about the construction of the quilt etc. on the Sew Creative Gatton website.
A very nice social day out and a break away from the office work.