This year, we might possibly be starting a new tradition. Because of some friendships with the owners of Chillicothe's newest quilt shop, Old Town Fabric Shop, we have been offered the use of their upstairs for the entire week. We are the "guinea pigs" for this space; we will test it out to see if it meets the needs of multiple quilters. I think at some point, the owners Kelly and Cindy want to rent out this space to guilds and groups like ours, so we will critique the facility and give it a test run.
Sounds like a pretty good deal, doesn't it??
The quandary I've been facing is what exactly will I work on at quilt camp?? I have so many ideas, and intentions and plans, that I just can't decide what to pick. Too many options!!! OMG!!!
Last night, I did a bit of digging in the sewing room tubs, and I may have made a decision. In my several tubs of Kaffe Fassett fabrics, I have scraps that I've wanted to use. My current thinking is that I will create a big ol' pile of half-square triangles, and put them together in some pleasing design. There are so many options with HSTs, and they are easy-peasy. Plus, it would clean up my scrap mess - a definite bonus!
Here are some inspiration quilts that have me salivating.
This first one looks nothing like a Kaffe quilt, but I do love the way these HSTs are set together. This is from a blog called Rosewalk Cottage Quilts. The pattern is called Flock of Geese.
The next quilt is from a blog called In Color Order, and is a free pattern at Craftsy.com. I am not so sure I have the proper ratio of warm and cool colors in my Kaffe stash of scraps, but I might just be able to make it work.
I will show you a couple of pics of the chaos that is my Kaffe scrap collection.
|A pretty selection of blues; these are leftovers from a couple of blue KF quilts in 2010 or 11.|
|Another selection; different sizes of squares; I have quite a stack of these!|
Happy Quilting, Friends!