Friday, 21 March 2008

Sigh, I didn't win!!!

But it was going to be a big ask. In the end Dana had over 1000 comments!! It was so exciting to be a part of such a huge event in blog land! I would still highly recommend popping over to the OLD RED BARN CO Blog & Store!! She has a fantastic range of hand made soaps and body care product.

Quilt Camp - Dont think I have told you about Quilt Camp. In April I am going to Autumn Quilt Camp. I am going with 2 of my besties, Nic and Nic. LOL ( I know, how funny is it!) T-bird was supposed to come too but she couldn't get the time off work! (BOO!!) Mrs Martin of Mrs Martins Quilt Shop is hosting us. (There is still room last I heard, give her a call and come along!) This is her 2nd quilt camp and there is another one this year in spring which I think is ALREADY booked out. So of course I need a project and here is what I am gathering!! These are the fabrics; I think all but two are from the Chelsea Boutique Range from Blackbird Designs.
These are not all of them yet, I have seven fat quarters coming from Karen at The Quilters & Embroiders Store in sunny Brisbane and a bundle of eight 1 yard pieces coming from the States. (Bought them on ebay, had to wake up at 6.30am to bid on the auction!!!) I got such a good bargain; It is costing me around $70 Aussie dollars (that includes shipping) to get approx. 7 metres of fabric, so about 1/2 price. The backing I picked up at Patchwork with Gail B. She has a sale on at the moment. Lots of bolt ends, I got mine with 5.5m on it for $38.40. So what am I making!! I am having a go at a QAYG!! (Which I have discovered means Quilt As You GO!!) I HOPE then to leave camp with a finished quilt!! Basting and Quilting is the thing I like doing the least, well the basting any ways. I might enjoy the quilting if my quilts were basted properly, but I ALWAYS get bored and rush it and then the quilting is not as I would hope!! So I send them off to the lovely katrina, but as she is about to give birth to her 3rd child I am on my own for a while. So QAYG it is......

The pattern is called Summer Breeze and I picked it up 
when I visited Mrs Martins with Nic on Wednesday. I am a little excited, and even though Camp is still a month away I have almost finished the prep work, it really has me itching to stitch it up. The photo really doesn't do the quilt justice, the sample is just lovely!! So that is where I am at, I will keep you posted as I count down the next 27 days to camp!!

BFN

Lynda

4 comments:

Linda said...

Gorgeous range of fabrics, and what a good price from ebay. Quilt camps are always so much fun.

Chookyblue...... said...

nice materials.........have fun at your quilt camp..........

Rose said...

Im coming to this camp as well with my LQS owner Sally, we just need to book some flights!!! Will be great to meet you!!!

Lorraine said...

I am so jealous that you are going to quilt camp....I was all set to go and then found out I couldn't get the time off work...booie!! So have put my name down for the Spring camp...and my leave form is in already as well!! So looking forward to visiting your part of the world and finally getting to meet Mrs Martin!! lol - love the project you are taking with you to Autumn Camp!