Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fun Times at Quilt Camp


Follow the quilted path...
Past all the flowers...
"Welcome to Quilt Camp!!" says Thomasina the donkey.

It didn't take Mandy and I long to get our room set up. A couple of colourful quilts...

...some appropriate reading material and the room was a cosy home for the next two nights.

Silly me was so busy sewing, chatting, laughing, concentrating, drinking cups of tea and looking at others amazing work that I forgot to take photos of anyone. To get the idea you can visit Chris's blog, or pop over to these past posts, here and here.
It was a teaching camp which entailed classes on Saturday. In the morning we had a lesson with the lovely Ann who has a zillion sewing tips and tricks and in the afternoon we were treated to Chris's wonderful talent.

These are the blocks we made. Chris's Supernova Leftovers. As the name suggests, it's a great block for using up scraps and leftovers. I plan to make a quilt of these in different colour combinations using all my beautiful colourful Sis Boom fabrics.

Here's Ann's Machine Applique Flowers, also made with Jennifer Paganelli's fabrics. I really love how this one turned out.
I'm thinking a few fun borders on this one to make a colourful wall hanging. Such gorgeous fabrics!!
Saturday evening was full of fun and games.We had a fat quarter swap with a twist. If it was your turn you could go and take someone else's fat quarter if you liked it better. It's hard to explain but it was fun and caused quite a few laughs! Show and tell was full of amazing work.

Here's the pin cushion I picked in the swap. I love the vintage button and the fabric is gold and oriental making it look as though it's from far away lands! It came with a little fabric rubbish collector, very handy for a messy girl like me. My pins feel very glamorous in their new pincushion.

Sunday was heads down and sew, sew, sew. Making the most of the last few hours to finish our blocks or other projects. As always the time flew by and soon it was over. It all feels a bit like a dream now except I have 2 colourful blocks and fun memories as proof of another fun camp. I've already put next years dates on the calendar! A huge Thanks to Chris and Ann for organising a fabulous camp!!


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13 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Supernova Leftovers is a fabulous block- it WOULD make an amazing quilt! Your colour selection is spot on! I assume its paper pieced? And your applique flowers with their pretty candy striped stems are wonderful too! I am really envious of the fantastic time you had! Off to check out the other photos!

Mary said...

What a Lucky Duck you are to have the opportunity to attend such a magnificent quilt camp! That Supernova Leftover is right up my alley and I agree with Susan - the colors are spot on! Great Pincushion too! I am so glad you had a wonderful, productive camp!

melissa said...

I love the blocks youve made Rachael, they are GORGEOUS! Quilt camp sounds like so much fun....

Pinkadot Quilts said...

What a great time you must have had! I love love love the blocks and so my colors too.

Shelley said...

Looks like great fun with a bunch of creative quilters! Do you have any more details about the Supernova Leftovers pattern? That block is stunning!

Melissa P said...

The blocks are fabulous! I expected them to be stunning but they exceed my expectations. Love the fussy cut center of the Supernova. Excellent work!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Fun, fun, fun!!! And how cool to have a quilt on your bed...what a marvellous idea!!! i'm going to check out your links...and your gold pin cushion is very glamorous!!! Dzintra

Terry said...

Well and thank you for the wonderful virtual tour. Your blocks are great. I'm thinking I need to have some of that lovely fabric.

No no must save my pennies for next month.
But maybe soon soon.

I assume you were somewhere in the Mts. It had that feel about it.

Shay said...

This looks like so much fun! Looks like the organisers thought of everything. Beautiful quilts on the beds and books in the rooms...goodness. Heaven!

The blocks you made are so pretty! Sounds like you had a blast over the weekend.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! That use for scraps is really nice, very colourful. How did your pin cushion go down? You did well in the swap :-)

regan said...

Those blocks are gorgeous....and your pin cushion is sweet! Sounds like you had a great time at camp!

Karen said...

Love the quilts on your beds, love your reading material, love your blocks. I think you just might have had a super dooper weekend. WAY TO GO!

Sue said...

I Love Lucy. She is so cute and well travelled. Hope your first day at your new job was enjoyable. No more train travel, you lucky duck. See you at Chris' Saturday week.
Best wishes
Sue G

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