Goodness gracious, where the time goes, I do not know! Hello peeps, there are lots of busy things going on around here but not a lot of quilting now. I did finish a quilt a few weeks ago, but still need to take photos. Soon.
For now, I thought I’d share my new venture. Sewing camp! Yes, perhaps slightly insane, yet insanely fun. I always thought it would be a great way to earn a little extra cash, keep my own children busy, and share my talent and love for sewing at the same time. This year I finally took the plunge and offered a sewing camp to neighbors and friends of my kids. Lo and behold, I filled up two weeks worth of sewing camp. It may just be the end of me, but at least I’ll die happy.
We set up everything on our deck outside. We have shade, tables, chairs, lots of extension cords and piles of fabric to play with! The kids will learn to read a pattern, take measurements, adjust pattern pieces for length, insert elastic, and end with a complete pair of pj pants. Maybe with a pincushion or needle book thrown in for good measure. Here they are working hard.
I lied, I did do a little quilting recently. I joined an improv round robin with my guild, EBMQ, and here is a photo of my contribution. We used the Round Robin chapter of Sherri Lynn Wood’s book The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, as our guide for getting started. June was the first month, and I was given the lower left block as a starting point. I decided to play with other log cabins in a sampler type way as my response to the original piece. The quilter of the original block also provided all the fabrics. It was a good challenge for me. I’m working on July as we speak — well, truthfully, after sewing camp is over…