2018 Quilt Retreat – Day #2

Another full day of stitching!  What a joy!

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Camelia’s 2018 Quilt Retreat – Day #2

After breakfast, the ladies got to work.

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Camelia’s 2018 Quilt Retreat – Morning sewing has begun!

Becky is working on some appliqué.

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Camelia’s 2018 Quilt Retreat – Becky’s Pumpkins & leaves

Not all stitching is by machine. Dot is hand stitching the binding on a quilt. Almost done!

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Camelia’s 2018 Quilt Retreat – Dot hand stitching a quilt binding.

Lynne is working on a Boy Scout themed quilt.

Several years ago, I had been a block tester for Quiltmakers’ 100 Blocks.  This was volunteer, but we would usually get some small token of thanks.  One year I received a bundle of 30 Fat Eights (9″ x 20″ Strips of fabric).

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Camelia’s 2018 Quilt Retreat – My bundle of 30 Fat Eights, Southern Exposure by Moda

I have never worked with this precut before and I wanted to make something to remember my experience as a Block Tester.  After some searching on the Internet I discovered this pattern – Fat Eights Frenzy by Fat Quarter Shop. Kimberly does fine work with her patterns and many come with instructional videos which I enjoy as I finally discovered I am a visual learner and watching is better than reading.

So my day began with this – a bundle of 30 pieces of fabric that are 9″ x 20″. I needed 15 Lights & 15 Darks for this pattern.  Tip: Use the Black & White feature of your digital camera (phone/camera) to check the contrast of your darks & lights.  What did we do without this neat feature!? Thank you, Amy, for helping me play “solitaire and matching fabric.

I started this project after breakfast, about 9:00 am.  I got the last seam stitched and the top ironed about 11:00 pm, this included Lunch & Dinner breaks and a 2 hour nap.  Another top Finished!! WHOO! HOOT!! Although I will vegg on this a bit.  I think it may need a small brown border (2″) and a larger ?tan? border (4″), maybe a cream 2″ border & a brown 4″ border?  I’m open for opinions.

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Camelia’s 2018 Quilt Retreat – My 2nd top finished in two days!

Then it was time to call it a night. Beautiful moon out.  My DH & I were watching at the same time.

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Camelia’s 2018 Quilt Retreat – Beautiful moon Friday night.

 

Happy Stitching & Moving!

Quilt Mouse

About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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2 Responses to 2018 Quilt Retreat – Day #2

  1. You are a busy bee at the quilt retreat.

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  2. Bootsandbag says:

    Great post!! I’ve never tried quilt making but it looks fun

    Liked by 1 person

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