Friday, June 29, 2012

Quilt Camp Day 3

Yes, friends. The week is flying by and I am behind in my coverage of this week's quilt camp! I went on Monday and decided to skip out on Tuesday. Our weather was to be so beautiful, cool temps and low humidity, I just couldn't justify being indoors all day long. So, I went back on Wednesday, Day 3. And here is the round-up of the day.

We had tons of attendees! At one point the room was boiling over with chatter and visiting and sewing machines and cutting and pressing - it was quite a sight!

Let's start with that young fellow in blue there in the right foreground. That is Riley, Sharon's grandson, who is going to be a big brother in October. (That's Sharon just behind him.) He is making his yet-to-be-born baby brother a quilt! Sharon is helping him use the rotary cutter, press his blocks and sew strips and rows together! He finished it by day's end, and is hoping to sew something else when he comes back on Friday.

Along with the plaid, Riley is using a cowboy print that his mother and grandmother had. New baby boy will someday love having a quilt made by his big brother! Great job, Rye!!

The ladies present were getting lots accomplished, too. Let's check in on the gals we met on the previous post first.

Anita had begun attaching the vertical rows of her log cabin. With patterns that are hard to see close up, we have learned to use the classroom's bulletin boards. We can step back and see a better picture of our work. That is exactly what Anita is doing with this. With wonky blocks and double-knit, it's still going to turn out great.

Sharon P. and Kay are making the same quilt - Tag Sale - but 2 more different versions, you could not possibly imagine! Kay's is a gift for a soon-to-be-born baby boy whose daddy is into baseball. Sharon's is the softest, most romatic quilt you can imagine. Take a look at the contrast!

Pretty stark differences, aren't there?? This is such a fun quilt to make; I am fairly certain I am going to get another one started soon.

Sherrie is progressing steadily on her star quilt. I had the name of the fabric incorrect in the last post. She is using a Maywood Studios fabric by Monique Dillard.

Sharon R. is on her way to becoming a confirmed quilter! She accomplished so much on Tuesday, and told us on Wednesday that she woke up that morning thinking about her quilt, and getting back to work on it! Don't we all do this at some point in time? She is motivated to get this quilt finished!

Her pattern is called Potato Chips. So appropriately named, as you can't just make one block! You want to make more and more and more! Look how simple, yet what awesome impact!

Sherrie's mom, Pat, came on Monday, but did not have her project with her. She just visited with us. But she's right to work now, on a quilt using layer cakes and jelly rolls.

You probably recognize the fabric. Very popular right now. Howard Marcus Friendship Collection for a Cause by Moda.

This is the book that her pattern, Peaches and Cream, is in. Her project is going together fast, and Pat, just like her daughter Sherrie, does impeccable work. So neat and precise. It will be a beauty when it's done, that's for sure!

I don't quite know how I managed to miss her, but in looking back, I see that I did not mention a quilter who was working with us on Monday. Georgia brought in her embroidery machine and was working away on a wildflower quilt. It will be stunning. Here are some of her blocks and the pattern she is using.

Two quilters joined us on Wednesday who (I think) did not sew on Monday. Coincidentally, both are doing Christmas quilts. Suzi worked on a project using charm squares.

Betty is making a Grinch quilt. Fun fabrics!

So there's a recap of Day 3. Whew! I still have a lot of pictures left to share. Some of the gals brought in quilts for some impromptu show and tell. I took several of these pics, and they will be posted here soon. Also, I did not include my own work. I will try to get Day 4 of quilt camp posted ASAP.

Happy Quilting, Friends!

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