Thursday, October 14, 2010

When It Rains

why is it when it rains it pours? that has been my life for the past few weeks. a couple quilt camps, an eye infection that required a few trips to the doc out of town, people on vacation from work, just life in general has been busier then normal for me - that's why i haven't been here blogging. but, today is your lucky day & i am here with pics from quilt camp this past weekend.
there were only 4 of us the aka Renegades & we headed to my aunt & uncle's place in McCall, ID which is about 2 1/2 hrs from here. this is an annual trip for our group as its one of our members birthday. this week i received a thank you card from her with this on the front of it - a perfect depiction of our little group!
pic of the lake at McCall. its an awesome little resort town in the mountains.

pic of my aunt & uncle's place that we stayed at.

so, for actual sewing that i got done at this camp.... at the last camp i did some quilting so at this camp i bound what i quilted at that camp & then i decided to quilt some more.

out of the 5 quilts above i quilted 2 of them in McCall the other 3 at the last camp and got the binding done on all of them in McCall. a couple of theses quilts are gifts - 1 for a little person & 1 for a dear friend who is recovering from back surgery.

this quilt i started about 1 1/2 yrs ago & got the top finished about 6 or 8 months ago. i quilted it in McCall with the advice and help of Denise the 'quilting master'. i love how it turned out - i gave it to my mom for her birthday & she loves it. its her 1st Christmas quilt from me.
i love that the tassels on the hats are felted wool.

Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Designer BOM finally all done.
i pieced this at the last quilt camp & got it all finished in McCall

something i spent 1 1/2 days on but i can't show it all just yet.
giant pincushions from Julie's pattern. i actually filled them with crushed walnut shells - that was fun & they turned out way different then filling them with doll beads and stuffing.
did a block for my monthly block swap.
hope you like it Kitty.
got 5 rows of my hexi QA quilt put together - this is very time consuming but i am loving how its coming along.
life is starting to get back to normal for me - whatever normal is. i plan on spending sometime this weekend in the sewing cave maybe finishing up the hexi quilt & moving on to some Christmas gifts.

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