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Sunday, September 26, 2010

camp (long)

Tuesday was an uneventful drive. It took about 8 hours, but that included 3 quilt stores, a Kroger's run, and a couple of gas stations. I realized when I had been on the road an hour that my puppy chow, which I had sitting next to my cooler, was not currently next to my cooler. My cooler was in the backseat while it was still in the kitchen. Oh well, my co-workers will get to feast on it next week.

I stopped at Sneeds Sew & Vac in Charleston, The Stitching House in Buckhannon, and Elkins Sewing Center in Elkins. I found something I liked at each store :-).

About 15 lades (out of the 55 or so attending) came for the Tuesday early arrival. We had a great time sewing and chatting together. I finished the applique and added the borders for Bubba's quilt. It is basted and partially quilted. I should will finish the quilting in time to get it bound and labeled for his 2nd Bday in Dec. Of course, that could mean I'll be doing the night before, but it will be done!!! No pic on this since his real name (not Bubba :-() is appliqued on it.

Wednesday morning we got pies! David made 2 pies for the early arrival crew. Let's just say they did not last long :-). I spent most of the day working on my denim and flannel rag quilt that I am making for Big C (Bubba's 13 yr. old half-brother, for those readers wondering how I suddenly got a 3rd nephew). I just need to seam around the outside edge, clip, and fluff. :-) It is all pieced together. This will be my TV quilt for the next few weeks, lol. Here is Anne helping me show it off at show-and-tell. Sorry the picture's not that great. I'll get another one once it's fluffed and ready to be gifted (by Christmas :-)).


Thursday I worked on a snowman wallhanging. It is an 10 1/2" center surrounded by 36 3.5" courthouse step blocks. Let's just say I did not realize that it would be that small when I signed up for the class. That was 468 pieces of fabric 1" wide. I like how mine turned out. I finally finished it Saturday morning. I cheated a bit and fussy cut snowflakes for the corner blocks rather than appliqueing them on. I also did mine in cottons in stead of wool (applique) and homespun (blocks). I hope to finish it up either before or at my Shipshewana retreat in October.


I like how Cindy did hers in Christmas prints instead of homespuns. She did use the wool for the applique.


I did not touch my table topper, but Susie got hers completely finished except for tacking the binding down to the back. Here she is showing it off:


I also only sewed 3 buttons on my tree wallhanging, but have tons of ideas to make similar designs for other seasons. Here's a couple that ladies finished. Don't they look good?



The big project for the week (which I elected not to do, but may buy the pattern later) was a Carpentar's star quilt. Here's several different tops that were finished. One lady did hers in black and batiks. It was beautiful!






The drive home was very uneventful. I'll post more pics later, but need to get ready for bed now. Night all!

~QB29

3 comments:

Cheryl Willis said...

love the 'quilt show'. I have made the carpenters wheel as a big block quilt and it is fast and easy and amazing when finished! love how the gals each got great results in their fabric choices. glad you had a good trip. cw

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Wow, a lot was accomplished! The tree wall hangings are sure cute, be sure to show yours when you get it finished!
Valerie

jillquilts said...

It looks like you were very productive!!! I can't wait for Shipshewana!!! :)