Thursday, June 26, 2014

Quilt Camp '14 - Day 2

We are making progress on our various projects, and having a great time at camp. It just never ceases to amaze me at the friendly, giving, caring nature of quilters. We have new folks joining us; we have visitors stopping by to peek at the goodies, and we have campers helping campers with any number of tasks, tricky or not. By day two of camp, many projects are beginning to take shape, so let's take a look.

When I arrived at Old Town Quilt Shop for camp, I was surprised to see Sharon P's car in the parking lot. Last I knew, she wasn't coming back this week! Well, the desire to add one more row onto her Kaffe quilt brought her back. Here is the expanded version. Looking pretty awesome, for sure.

Here is the reason why Sharon isn't planning to be back this week - darling grandson, Flynn. He made a beeline to the quilt and wrapped himself up in it. What a cute little guy.

Sherrie is looking rather overwhelmed at the endless piles of HSTs she's prepped for her project. I am always so impressed by Sherrie's neat, precise work. Her efforts at it definitely pay off, as rarely do her points miss their mark.

Impressed? Her patience with biases sure pays off! I believe that Sherrie needs to make 6 of these blocks for a patriotic wall hanging. I will try to get a picture of the pattern, and I will also get the name of the fabric line she is using. Minnick and Simpson is what I'm thinking, but which line???

Sherrie's mom Pat is working on a Miss Rosie's Quilts pattern called Lincoln. The more I look at the fabric, the more I think I am going to have to get some. It has the most luscious shades of blue. Stay tuned as I am definitely going to be posting more pictures of this project. And, let me just add, I know where Sherrie gets her tendencies toward perfectionism! Pat's work is meticulous as well!

A couple of women are using their applique machines this week. Above are two pictures of work that Anita is doing. She was having a few troubles with stitches, so I hope she gets to continue. A sample of this quilt is hanging in our work space - so I know how awesome this is going to look when finished.

Here is a totally different applique look. This is part of Georgia's border for her Amish With a Twist quilt.

Georgia showed us her quilt center - Amish With a Twist - made earlier. If I am not mistaken, it was a block of the month offered by Old Town Quilt Shop.

It just so happened that the shop sample of Amish With a Twist was stacked on a bench in our workroom. Here is the corner which shows what Georgia will be doing with her border this week.

 This pile of delicious Kaffe fabrics is Kay's. After she put her hand quilting away on day 1, she got busy on cutting these.

 The project is Lorna Doone - another Kaffe blue quilt - which is no surprise coming from Kay. She's crazy for Kaffe blues.

JoAnn is still working on her green mountains. She keeps buying more green. I should not be one to talk about quilters buying fabric, but I remember a time not so long ago when JoAnn was practically the queen of "use what you have." *grin*

After all the tedious work from Monday, Sheryll's purple and white quilt is taking shape. This quilt will be a wedding present for her daughter's friend, and has a September finish date. I have no doubt that Sheryll will make her deadline - she is a very productive quilter, as evidenced by all that I show here on the blog from our Frankfort girls posts.

 And speaking of Frankfort girls, Terry is making this Gathering Baskets quilt. What a lot of triangles! She and Sherrie ought to see who has more.

Terry opted for ease and time-saving in her effort to complete this quilt - Thangles! Here are the stack of triangles ready for the next step.

 I don't have a picture of my second pastel 9-patch, but I did get it done during the morning of day 2. In the afternoon, I was rewarded with digging (finally) into my stash of Roman Holiday fabric. I've had this fat quarter pack since the line was released by Moda - what - 10 years ago? However long it's been, I determined that one of my goals for this year was to use this fabric.

And here is the pattern I am using it on - Eventide. I think I am going to like it, but I am prepared for a lot of cutting and sorting. I will try to be patient. Really. I will.

That wraps up day 2! I will bring you day 3 tomorrow!

Happy Quilting, Friends!

1 comment:

  1. What a great variety of work happening at your camp.


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