Monday, June 27, 2011

The Crafty Campers

Wow what a weekend, as you may have guessed from the title I have been off camping. Our local craft group decided to have our first group camping weekend, oh and it was so much fun. You may be imagining us sitting round sewing, knitting and crocheting, well actually none of us did any craft for the whole weekend! We sat round drinking, eating, drinking, getting to know each other a bit better and did I mention drinking!!! It was just girlies on the Friday night and then families arrived saturday afternoon





Oh we had so much fun and have decided to make it a regular occurance. So many of our group are campers of some form or another, a few have tents, one has a caravan and a couple have VW campervans. We have been trying to come up with a name for our little craft group and after this weekend we have decided that we are the Crafty Campers. What do you think of the name? it brings a little smile to my face so I think that means it must be ok.

I haven't actually achieved that much this week, I joined up for Amy's one week challenge and set myself the goal of making 3 things for the little people in our lives. I did actually manage to meet this goal, yay
1st was Elsies embroidered quilt
A pretty little baby quilt or playmat for a pretty little baby

2nd was a lovely little pinny for Iris' 4th birthday (I forgot to take a photo, but it was oh so pretty with a large pink gingham check fabric, white broderie anglaise sash, a pink check ruffle trim and some embroidered flowers on the bib)

3rd was this bunting for Isla's first birthday
Not quite finished yet but I figure I have until the end of the day and I know it will be done by then. I'm going to applique Isla's name onto it.

My fabric has arrived for the 'you can do it' skill builder quilt-a-long. I have made the first two blocks and I love them. I'm so glad I decided to go with just 3 fabrics and they are all solids
I think they are going to give this sampler quilt a really graphic, modern look. No photos of the blocks yet but I will post them in a couple of days. They are Kona solids in White, Slate and Bright Pink

Must must must go do some work on my FW blocks, I don't want to get behind!

Linking up with Sew Modern Monday and Fabric Tuesday, and Amy's One week challenge. Check out all the talented people that are linking up, there are always so many lovely projects

12 comments:

Cindy said...

Elsie's quilt is adorable! Perfect for a little girl with the flowers and sun :)

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Oh my gosh, you have a craft group and you went camping? So jealous!! I love the quilt, and I love the quilting on the sunshine!

Ellie Roberts said...

Gorgeous, love the beautiful flowers!

Melinda said...

So cute! Glad you guys had fun. Sometimes it's nice to just take a break!

Sue Frelick said...

Getting to know one another is so important! I'm glad to hear you met your goals (hopefully)!

Leslie said...

what a pretty play mat/quilt. it is beautiful

Cathy said...

lovely the little quilt!

noga quilts said...

Lovely little quilt! And what great fun you had!

ANudge said...

Elsie's quilt is so cute. Congrats on a fine job

Sara said...

The baby quilt is SOOO cute. The flowers are precious!

Love your color choice for the Lets Do It Skill Builder. I was thinking those colors too,but don't know that I will get around to that skill builder thing-lol! Busy,busy...

susan said...

That little quilt is gorgeous. And what a great camping weekend too. Fun to be with friends.

Megan said...

What a beautiful little mini! Love the quilting--especially in the sun! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!