I come from a family of quilters, back to my great grandmother that I know of, and probably even before that. I grew up doing all kinds of crafts and then in my early teenage years started sewing. I was never very good at making garments that actually fit, but I made a lot of stuffed teddy bears and other animals and santas, pillows, and then on to quilts, and I haven't stopped! My mom and her sisters quilt, too, and we like to get together sometimes and work on quilt projects.
In the spring we planned on having a quilting weekend over the 4th of July and work on a quilting project together. The weekend took on the name QUILT CAMP, and T-shirts were even made for it!
We like watching the tutorials from the Missouri Star Quilt Company, and we decided on the Summer In The Park quilt. I quilted Aunt Alice's quilt first, and mine is almost done, but I will be showing you all 5 quilts in the coming weeks. It was so much fun to see how our different fabric and color selections made each quilt so unique.
You can probably tell from this photo that we had some fun. Camp was held at Brenda's house. Her husband Dave was camp counselor and had to make sure we behaved ourselves.
Alice (in the middle above) made her quilt for her daughter, Emma. Emma is leaving for college soon, so she will have this beautiful quilt to take with her. Emma is an artist, and rather than purchase a jellyroll for her quilt, she chose to shop for her own selection of fabric colors and prints and cut strips.
Above you can see the back of the quilt. The quilting really stands out nicely on this one. Alice chose orange thread and we decided on the pantograph Glasgow.
Emma didn't come to QUILT CAMP, and she wanted the finished quilt to be a surprise. A couple weeks later (above), she was very happy with the quilt at the big reveal. There were also several blocks left over from the top which Alice made into matching pillows. Great job, Aunt Alice!!!
I invite you to visit again next week to see more QUILT CAMP finishes.
You'll be amazed!
I'll be linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy your weekend!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!