Monday, August 12, 2013

We've been to camp!

I've just come back from our annual teaching camp at the lovely Edmund Rice centre at Mulgoa.
Another great weekend of fun and laughter with a bit of work thrown in the mix.
Ann, my partner-in-crime taught a workshop on the Pineapple block with NO foundation piecing.
How good do these look. They could all be the one scrappy quilt.
This is our sewing room with great lighting and plenty of room to spread out.

My workshop was the good old feathered star block using foundation piecing. A bit complicated and you need to pay attention at all stages of the construction but I think everyone conquered the challenge as you can see below.
Some had a better result contrast-wise than others but they all look stunning. 

I look forward to show-and-tell next year when the girls come back with a finished project whether it's a quilt or just a big potholder!

Show-and-tell after dinner Saturday night included my Art Deco Lamp wall hanging and two versions of my Lots of Dots quilt plus so many students quilts that I was overwhelmed with photos.

 Here's Adelaide with her pineapples tho we thought they should really be melons! Too funny.
The group with their feathered stars...

and then with their Pineapple blocks. Ann and I are desperately trying to keep our eyes open in the very bright sun light!

I can't finish without a link to something interesting and on the star topic.
This will take you to some tutorials on the lone star quilt - check it out for some great ideas.


  1. It was a great weekend and we had lots of fun. Chris's feathered star was challenging especially for those of us who tend to "chatter" a bit only to find that the fabric has been sewn the wrong way or the points don't meet leading to much unpicking. Chris was the on hand handy "unpicker". The Pineapple block of Ann's assembled her easy way made it simple to construct and was very effective with many varied contrasts assemmbled. Thank you Chris and Ann for another memorable weekend and not forgetting all the students who go into making it fun to be a participant.

  2. How fun! I love the pineapple blocks! the feathered stars are beautiful too. great class photo!

  3. Another great camp. So much fun. The projects this year were excellent and went together really well. They all look so different when they are finished. Thanks again Chis and Ann.

  4. Ack! So many gorgeous projects. I've always wanted to make a Feathered Star quilt. Love the Pineapples too!

  5. Quilt Camp was always goes by so quickly, that just goes to show how much fun we have!