Last weekend I went to Quilt Camp!
Bronwyn, Janice and I began our mornings with a walk. The venue is set in the middle of nowhere amongst rolling hills and fields, beautiful old trees that look as though they have a story or two.
The fields were hopping with kangaroos.
Colourful parrots having their breakfast.
The days were a whirr of sewing machines and chatter. It's such a hive of activity, about 50 quilters all sewing to their hearts content. At this camp we all worked on our own projects and part of the fun is seeing the wide variety of amazing, beautiful quilts being created. Here's some action shots...
When I sew with my friends I get so distracted so I've learnt its best to take easy projects.
I've been curious about Jelly Roll Race Quilts for a while now and seeing they're basically strips of fabric sewn together I figured it was the perfect time to try one. I know some people can whip these quilts together in an hour, but mine was more of a dawdle than a race as I stopped to make cups of tea, chat and look at what others were creating. It was easily finished in a day.
I didn't have a suitable jelly roll so just used 2.5 inch strips from my stash. I've got a pile of black and white fabrics I've never really used so pulled those out, then decided they needed a bit of colour and added the blues and greens. Gbf says the effect reminds him of rain.
It was funny, when I told him I was going to make a Jelly Roll Race quilt his response was "Make sure you have lots of bobbins wound.". I nearly fell of my chair, I don't know how he knows that! I guess he must really listen when I chatter away about sewing. It was good advice though, because I did go through a few bobbins.
I also finished the binding on 2 quilts! Woohoo!! I haven't had a chance to take photos so I'll show them another day.
I know I should have taken more sewing photos, see, I get distracted, the weekend was over in a flash before I really thought to take photos.. but here are some more random photos from our walks.
Quilt camp is always fun! I've already picked out my fabrics for the next quilt camp in August. Bring it on!
Ps Here's another post about about Quilt Camp and what we get up to...