Sunday, March 21, 2010

quilt camp recovery

after 2 full weeks i think i have finally recovered from quilt camp.....

i am sure someone else knows what i am talking about the withdrawls, the exhaustion, the return to everyday life, the dreaded quilt camp hangover........

yes, i suffered from it.....

quilt camp kicked my butt. don't get me wrong i had a great time with a great group of gals it just sucks returning to life after quilt camp.

i did get some stuff done while at camp

3 reversible dresses for my niece
3 pairs of cropped pj pants - 2 for me & 1 for my SIL

2 bags done
the pokadot one is made from kitchen towels
the messenger bag is a Valorie Wells pattern

i made 10 pillow cases
1 for me (moose one on the far right) and 9 for the Million Pillow Case Challenge

left 2 of the 9 w/Material Girls who were at camp... what a great group of ladies

put the binding on this queen size quilt which was a mystery class from 4 years ago - finally done
block #1 for the Jelly Roll Quilt Along

block #2 for the Pinwheel Quilt Along

i also put together a simple quilt top with Simple Abundance but i forgot a pic of that one. i started some blocks from a Buggy Barn pattern (more on those below). & i started 2 skirts for my trip in May - i just need to do the elastic & then the hem.

that was camp stuff

the following weekend my bff came to town to sew
this is what i got done from Fri afternoon till Sun @ noon

block #3 for the Pinwheel Quilt Along

block #4 for the Pinwheel Quilt Along

FINISHED this quilt!!!! quilted and binded it.
it was a buck a block quilt from a LQS totally not my colors but didn't know what the colors were going to be till after i signed up - lesson learned - anyways i set the 12 blocks with 9 patches on a diamond and bordered it up. it was fun to practice my machine quilting on it.
it will end up @ my parent's house for when my niece comes to visit.

i also go started on quilting this ufo from 2 yrs ago. the pattern is Strip Search and its made with Pumpkins Gone Wild. i am about 2/3 of the way done.

here are the blocks i started @ camp i finished putting them together - they need to be trimmed & then arranged so i can put the top together.

and what would 2 weeks be w/out some new additions???
a Freebird charm pack & Hope Valley fat qtrs
i also bought some Woolies flannel fat qtrs from Material Girls @ camp - yep that quilt camp had a quilt shop at it as well - maybe this is standard @ all camps??? is it???

this past week i also added a treadmill to my sewing area which was a workout itself. i don't know that i am totally sold w/the location of everything but i will give it sometime & see.

short work week for me - i am headed out of town Thur evening for a doc apt on Fri then some sewing and hanging out with my bff.

if anyone is reading this - i hope you have a great 1st week of Spring!

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