It's hard to believe that a week ago tonight I was on my way to State College, PA, for Quilt Camp, and now it's over already! My mom, aunts, cousin and I spent the weekend together sewing quilt blocks and talking and laughing. This year we didn't want the stress of working on a project that we would try to get done in a weekend. So we made blocks using the new Moda Cake Mix Recipe papers and worked at our own pace. Above you can see my machine and stitching on the paper with layer cake fabric squares. It was fun because we could each choose which recipe and design we wanted to make, and everyone's is a little (or a lot) different. Today I'll show you everyone's work in progress. Here we go....
First is my cousin Emma's. Emma is new to sewing and quilting, so we each taught her a few things throughout the weekend, and she is doing great! Emma isn't sure how she is going to lay out her blocks, but I told her to experiment so that I had something to photograph. My artsy cousin will create something beautifully unique, I'm sure!
This one is Mom's block. She decided to make hers into a sampler so that each block is different. Sometimes it's just more interesting and fun to sew that way.
Brenda is making hers with Christmas fabric (she can't resist Christmas fabric). She spent a lot of time trying to decide what layout to make, and this was her favorite. Love it!!
Sharon and Alice both loved the same layout that they found online. Sharon's is above, and Alice's is below. They cut their own 10" squares. Sharon mixed different blue fabrics, and Alice chose just 2 fabrics. It's difficult to tell the size here, but these quilt centers are 32" square, I believe. They each got at least half of their blocks made!!
The blocks above are mine - the T block - T for Terri (I decided that I will keep this quilt for myself :-). There are four 16" blocks so far.
Eventually I'll be quilting this tops, so you'll have to be very patient and wait to see them finished. Everyone liked using the Cake Mix Recipe papers. There isn't much measuring involved, and if you do it right the pieces fit together very nicely.
It's so nice to have wonderful family, and we love to spend time together sharing our love of quilting.
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!