I have been pretty quiet over here on the blog!
I can assure you that I have been busy....
I have been getting prepared for the upcoming annual retreat
This is Pine Needles Quilt Camp 10th year!
My partner Virginia and I have a lot of fun putting this together
It's held at Bass Lake, CA.
We start on Friday morning and go through until Sunday evening!
Do you want to see some of the fun things that have
made up for this years' quilt camp?
Party Favors galore!
Trail mix deluxe!
This comes with a discount coupon for long arm quilting!
Next we will be channeling our inner Girl Scout with
perhaps to enjoy after Show and Tell aka "campfire stories".
I put together party poppers...
which are filled with a fun little project.
Our local quilt shop put together little fabric bits of
Pam Kitty Morning fabrics that include a $5 off coupon.
The store owner will also be hosting a "after hours"
shopping with cookies for the campers over the weekend.
I also made lanyards for everyone.
Ouch Pouch kit
(tutorial found on A Spoon Full of Sugar)
This little camper block will make a great label for
a project... but I made mine into a make-up bag.
(because I need make-up when I go camping)!
This quilt is my inspiration for our main project at the retreat.
I found the instructions for making individual sprout blocks on
had this quilt in their current issue., called Cutting Garden
It was made by a friend of Tracey's at Poppy Print blog.
Please go to her blog to read her story!
The color placement was so fun on this scrappy version!
There are a lot of "stem" quilts out there...
by Fig Tree and Co. and also
Cluck Cluck Sew... but the scrappy look
of this one is just so fun.
Since Tracey Jay has a free tutorial/instructions,
I thought it would
be a fun project for our retreat.
It reminds me of the flora and fauna
I would see when hiking.
More photos of Sprouts...
There will also be instructions for making a "camping pillowcase".
A friend of mine embroidered this
Camping Rules project.
This is in a 20 x 24 frame. It's pretty big!
The first rule is... take time to relax!
Which we will be doing also!