Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fall Quilt Camp 2014

 I had a GREAT time at Quilt Camp this year!  I haven't gone since 2010 and it was so nice to see some of the ladies and meet some new ones.  My first finish was Bonnie Hunter's Mini--Nines Surrounded.  I used leftover nine patches from Carolina Crossroads and from the Puddle Jump Mystery.  I came up one short so I made a nine patch at camp, finished up the flimsy and then promptly found the missing block!  It never fails.  My new friend Terri helped me decide on the border and she made the right choice!  I love it!
 I also made a few Arizona flags by paper piecing.  I have had these for two years and finally got around to sewing them, what fun!
 I also made my Wild and Goosey block so I could check in on Quiltville's Open Studio and keep up my one (or more) block per week.
 And the quilt that took me almost of two whole days to sew together is my Lozenges Leaders and Enders quilt!  We won't talk about the challenges I had with the way I pinned my lozenges as I took them off the wall each month (future self--pin by blacks and whites so you can stack them up and sew randomly instead of sewing two whites together, etc.  I managed to unsew a few times).  Here is is hanging out for our show and tell.  This is my absolute favorite part of camp.  We have a bell that we ring when we finish something so everyone can see each finish, but if you are in the bathroom or out for a hike, etc. you miss finishes!

Becky and Bev were both working on their Celtic Solstice tops but since they are still in the step phase they didn't hang them out. Here are Bev's first blocks.  This quilt is always a stunner.  Becky is doing hers in civil war prints and I cannot wait to see it come together!

We got to pick out name tags and Terri and both liked the same one but eventually I settled on this one, and she got "princess."  There was a "tom cat" there I really wanted to snag for Kathy too!
 I also was able to eat right and stay on plan for the weekend (I turned down spaghetti, Texas sheet cake, orange cake, cookies, cornbread, etc.)  The food I did eat was great and I even went hiking several times.  This is me, Becky and Kathy on Friday.  They wore me out!  I was really happy to come home and do the elliptical and bike which I SO much easier on my knees!

More to come on Quilt Camp later, I am going to sleep like the dead tonight, camp is not super conducive to good sleep and since I stayed up til almost four AM and was up at eight AM today, I need to go to bed early!


scraphappy said...

Looks like a fun AND productive weekend. Looking great in the photo with you -- the new diet is really working!

Scrappy quilter said...

What a great camp. Love all the different projects that got finished,

Cathy said...

I love retreats!!! Looks like you had a great time.