Saturday, 15 December 2012

Quilt Camp!

In late November I was lucky enough to go away  (child free!!) with some lovely ladies I had only ever met online for a whole weekend of sewing, sewing and more sewing!!

Quilt Camp was held at Stacey's at the Gap, a little piece of paradise at Cunningham's Gap in Queensland.

I sewed more on that weekend than I have all year! Here's what I managed (apart from a lot of talking, laughing and one or two drinks!)

I can't even remember when I started this eye spy quilt! I think 2010?? When I got to camp it was half a dozen completed blocks. Now a finished top! No idea what I'm going to do with it though!

Earlier in the year, Milly over at Tin Whistle showed us this Youtube clip

Immediately I wanted to have a go - but I didn't have any so I did the next best thing - ordered one! It arrived just before camp so I threw it in to have a go. I think my time was just over 40 minutes.

I used fabric from Moda's Into The Woods - its so pretty!

 Finally I pulled out a BOM that I started back in 2008! This post here from July 2009 states on July 9 I had " cut and sew the last of my two Designer Mystery Block of the Month". Hmmmm. So over three years later and it's still not finished, but progress has been made.

All in all I think I made good progress and look forward to doing it all again next year!

Friday, 14 December 2012

Doll Quilt Swap Sent and Received

I thought I should blog the doll's quilt I sent and the one I received!

I sent this little number to Caz over at The Accidental Quilter

Rainbow Dreams

I used this tutorial from One flew Over and I loved how it came together. I'm always scared of sending something off to someone else so was very happy when Caz was pleased with it.

The quilt I received came from the lovely and talented Carmel over at Solomon Sewing

Poppy Breeze

I love the colours and the light breezy feel of it. The quilting is exquisite and it now hangs at the bottom of my stairs where I get to look at it every morning as I come down - it never fails to make me smile!

I really enjoyed this swap and hopefully may participate in a few more next year...might even run one myself...