Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Snapshots from Quilt Camp...

Another Quilt Camp has been and gone. 

 Friday afternoon brings a flurry of cars unloading sewing machines, irons, bags and bags of fabrics, rulers and snacks and drinks...  Soon everyone is set up and it's Happy Hour with drinks and nibbles. 




On Saturday morning I was in Chris Jurd's  Feather Star class.

This little collection of fabrics soon became...





this!


In the afternoon Ann Murray took us through the steps to make a Pineapple Block. 

Isn't it wonderful how everyone uses such different colours and fabric choices... and they all look fabulous!! 


The pixies were playing with me when I was making my humble little block. First I made a mistake when cutting the pieces and then I lost some which I later found under my table after using some triangles that I had aside for the next block. It all worked in the end but I thought it best to stop at just one block. It made us laugh though!

Bronwyn and I enjoyed getting out and about to stretch our legs and enjoy the views. 




Saturday evening was Show and Tell time!! So many beautiful quilts and WIPs were shared. 

Quilt Camp always flies by and is over before we know it. 
But not before a group photo...
or two...

Thanks to Chris and Ann for organising such a great time! 


30 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Looks fabulous! Love both the pineapple and the feathered star.

Katy Cameron said...

Looks like loads of fun!

Patchwork and Play said...

I was only thinking about making another Feathered Star block! Yours is beautiful!! I have some of the centre bird fabric too! You know the saying- imitation is the highest form of flattery! 😃

Terry said...

Both blocks look great. It wouldn't take too many feathered stars for a quilt but the pineapples. are another story. Maybe you should have raffled them.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It looks like you were a busy girl! You make the best fabric choices!

smazoochie said...

Lots of fun! But where were the donkeys & joeys?

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Fantastic Rachael...love that pineapple one!

greeneggs said...

Wow that feathered star is so lovely. Love the pineapple block too but the feathered star is captivating!

audrey said...

Oh how fun! Love the star esp. The fabrics are perfect.:)

Chris said...

Glad you had a good time! Lets see you take it further.

Shakey Stitches said...

Oh my goodness your feathered star block looks amazing.

Cathy H said...

Love your feathered star......your choice of fabric really give it a wow factor.....

jan said...

I am amazed at your feathered star. At first I wasn't sure about the fabric pull but wow! it looks great
xo jan

Monica said...

Yes, looks like fun! Great fabric choices for that feathered star, they have made me think once again. It's fun to see the blocks from the whole group, too, and see all the variations. Thanks for the photos!

Vickie said...

Looks like sew much fun ! I will be going to my first quilt retreat next week ! I'm very excited !!!!!! Your feathered star is beautiful, I really like the fussy cut bird.

Every Stitch said...

Good to hear it was such a fun camp. Your feathered star is superb - shining very brightly!
Hilda

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Your star is gorgeous! Looks like a fabulous retreat.

needleandspindle said...

Wow, that looks like some crazy kind of fun. Both blocks look really interesting, I bet there is some play time ahead for you!

Marg said...

Your feather star block is beautiful. I have some of that centre fabric too, but as my mojo has left me, I won't be trying one soon.
Love the pineapple block.. I have had that happen to me too, lost pieces and looked for them everywhere, only to find them after I've cut more!!!

Janet said...

I love both your blocks a lot with your fabric choices. I love the fun of foundation paper piecing too. What a neat way to spend the weekend.

Heather said...

Sounds like such fun. Your feathered star is just wonderful, makes me want to give one a try!

Jeneta said...

Oh your feather star is stunning! I LOVE the photo of the tree lined road. What a beautiful country we live in!

Nifty Quilts said...

Your star and pineapple are beautiful! Your rich and fanciful choices in fabrics make them so you.

Shay said...

Looks like a total blast!

I love the picture where you're all holding up your efforts for the weekend. What an amazing lot of diversity there in terms of colour!

I love seeing a group of people take one idea and put their own spin on it.

Melissa P said...

So happy you had this time away at Quilt Camp! And that Sis Boom star....too cool!!

Barb said...

What a fun time! I love retreats!
Your feathered star turned out so great - great piecing job! Love that yellow background print.
ARen't pineapples fun to do?
fun photos. Feel like I had a mini getaway this morning!
xo

Karen said...

Looks like a great quilt camp. The classes look wonderful and the show and tell was stunning too.

Karen said...

Love your blocks! When I saw Chris Jurd's post a couple of days ago I looked at all the blocks and I had a guess at which one was yours and I was right! Colour everywhere. Awesome. Your fabric choices were great. Is it hard to decide how much to take?

Jennifer said...

We just think the world of you Rachael!

MulticoloredPieces said...

I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooo envious! nadia

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