Monday, November 16, 2009

Back From Camp!!!!

We are back from quilt camp at Cedar Glen, hosted by Eleanor Burns and her girls. So much fun, so much quilting, so much laughing and so much eating!!! The colors of Fall were everywhere, along with the cooler temps, which was appreciated by all of us. The picture on the right was our sewing hide out!!!

Apparently my mojo had been waiting up there for me because finally I was productive!! For those of you that have put up with my whining about not getting things done...much appreciation and thanks for your support!!! I am very happy to report that I got Katie's quilt top done, the little quilty hangie things all buttonholed, and I made a lot of progress on the I Spy quilt. I still have a bit to go on that, but the end is in sight. Being the confessed serial starter than I am, I just couldn't help myself and had to get another project going. This is Quick Trip published by our host, and so fast and easy to make. After piecing the rest of the strips an inner border will go on, and scrappy squares around the outer edge. A great Spring quilt for someone special!!!

I was fortunate to sew with the best group of friends, so when the quilting wasn't happening talking was!!! And catching up with friends made at past camps is another bonus. Annie and Luann were our helpers and cheerleaders, and always available for consult on our projects!! We love them :-) !!!! Our camp host is always there to encourage us, as well as entertain us up in the dinner hall. Here Eleanor is dressed as a turkey to introduce us to her new pattern, Autumn Leaves. With a few little changes you can turn a leaf in to a turkey. When she first came out the bottom half of the turkey costume was on backwards...OMW, hysterical is all I can say! The next evening my friend Annie introduced us to her new pattern, Twice As Nice......Plus More. With one jelly roll you make the blocks for all three quilts, and then with the addition of background, borders and bindings, you have three really quick and cute projects.

We all were invited up to our hosts beautiful log cabin for appetizers and feeding the neighbors donkeys. They came running when they heard Eleanor calling "donkeys, donkeys". Such a beautiful home decorated to perfection with quilts. Each and every room had quilts that you just want to make, and her sewing studio, perfect!!
Here's a peek at some of the
beauties being created at camp. There were around 50 people
.... guess I was talking so much I forgot to take more pictures!!

I am still on a bit of a quilt camp high. Being around all that creativeness really gets a person inspired!!! So for me it's back to the sewing machine! Wishing you all a happy week!!!!

13 comments:

Annelies Dease said...

Hey.....we both found our MOJO!!! Didn't we have the MOST fun. It will take me a full week to blog about it all. Your pictures sure outshine mine. My sweet dolly is very happy in my sewing room, and the Grandparent photo stand is waiting for pics of Clare. How blessed I feel...how happy I am that we are friends. XXX Annie

Allie said...

That sounds so fun! How hilarious of Eleanor to dress as a turkey- gotta love her!

Jantine said...

I hardly know what to comment on, there is so much in your post ;-). Grandson will be happy with your progress on the I spy quilt. Love the new quilt you started! And all buttonholes done, good girl!

The Chicken Lady said...

How totally fun! Glad you had a good time and got some of your projects done/started/closer to being finished. :) It's amazing what you can do when there is inspiration all around you. :)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! How exciting!!! Looks like you had a great time -- full of inspiration. And holy cow -- I burst out laughing at serial starter -- I think I have that affliction too!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW I am sooo jealous. Great quilts, lots of fun and did you say FOOD?? I'm glad you got your projects finished. It's great being with such nice people isnt it??
Eleanor is a hoot.

Kris said...

Hey Cheryl....what fun your quilting retreat sounded like! I have ALWAYS wanted to go on a retreat, but never have had the opportunity. I will go one day though. I hear such great things about them.
Happy Stitching!

happy zombie said...

OMW (I love that btw, mind if I borrow it? HA... looks like I just did!! So now you've infected me with your quilt camp high too. I was just recently on one too and still had a lingering high from now. Now seeing yours... someone may need to call 911.

When I first saw "donkeys, donkeys"... I thought that Eleanor had gone all Gordon Ramsey on you guys. ~Whew!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh wow you definitely found you mojo, look at all that you got done!! I am loving how that I spy quilt is turning out :) That looks like such a fun camp, I'm really thinking about signing up!!!

PunkiePie said...

What FUN! Looks and sounds like you had a great time!

Threeundertwo said...

What great pictures - sounds like so much fun. I want to know how she turned those leaves into turkeys - sounds so cute.

So glad you got your mojo back! I'm a serial starter too. Join me any time for "Finished for Friday." It's helped me get a lot of projects done.

Dandelion Quilts said...

That looks like such a great trip. You ladies were productive. I love your projects. And your I couldn't help myself comment, made me chuckle. I will have like 5 projects started and still rip into a new one. I can see why your couldn't wait though. It is perfect.

julieQ said...

How fun! Looks like you all got so much done, in addition to laughing and eating and having a great time!