Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Quilt Camp Day 2

First, an update on Day 1

My spacious sewing station in Holt Lodge:

Six pairs of Bear's Paws completed:

Twelve total BP completed
Problem with skipped stitches:

See the long straight lines?
Turns out the machine didn't like that brown fabric!
Today I completed two shadow blocks and got halfway through a third of the eight I plan to make:

I am using my collection of Asian/Daiwabo fabrics.  I love this block!

Tomorrow we will work on the log cabin blocks.

Having a Great Time!!!

Greetings from Cedar Lakes

Quilt Camp 2018

Cedar Lakes Conference Center
Unfortunately, we haven't seen this much blue sky since we got here because of mist and rain,
but that is supposed to change today.  And it will be colder, too!

This is the 35th year for this quilt camp which started as more of an "educational seminar" to satisfy the requirements for use of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture that owns and operates these facilities but has now morphed into more of the typical quilt camp with classes.  There is one lady here who has attended every year but one!

I encourage you to check the website for 2019 camps.  Teachers, both local and regional, are outstanding -- they even let me teach a couple of years.  The setting is beautiful and the camaraderie can't be beat.

So what is Ms. Lakeside doing?  For all four days I will be working on a Trudie Hughes pattern, Shadow of the Bearpaw.

I would show you what I accomplished Monday but the pictures haven't downloaded from the Cloud yet.  We worked on the bearpaw border. Since I don't plan to use that border, I hadn't cut any blocks.  Rather than sit idle for a day I decided to make a few, which involved selecting fabric and cutting.  I managed to get 12 BP blocks done which I will find a use for somewhere.  Today we will be making the shadow blocks

Hopefully I'll having something to show tomorrow.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Better Late than Never

Remember this?

Five and Dime (from Loose Change)
The wedding quilt that didn't make it to the Maine Wedding
Well, I was finally able to present it to the newlyweds at her dad's ranch last night.

They love it!
My LAQ was able to do a quick turnaround once I knew we'd be coming to the West Coast reception in California.  She did a Cool Beans pantograph, my favorite quilting design for this quilt pattern, which, BTW, is made from a Layer Cake and a Charm Pack.  The fabrics, designed by Jen Kingwell, were more loosely woven than most quilting cottons so the raw edge charms frayed really nicely when it was washed.  Too nicely, actually. I was clipping and trimming threads right up to flight departure time!

The bride's dad was also recipient of this fabulously painted work jacket, done by a family friend.

Fabric paint on heavy denim -- WOW!

We're headed to wine country today, reception tomorrow, fly home Monday and dentist on Tuesday.  I'll not be doing any sewing the next few days!