I just got back from a weekend away at camp with a group of lovely ladies and good friends I met through knitting. I packed my sewing machine and a heap of quilting supplies and hit the road. I thought it was ironic that I packed the iron to take away for the weekend when I don't use it here, but given I didn't use it there either it was more typical than ironic.
The camp was held at Lake Keepit and it is a great spot for such a thing. It was VERY cold on the Friday and Saturday but thankfully Sunday was a lovely day.
I took my 31 blocks that where made during Round 1 of Around the Block. I love these wonky log cabins but I had not made any myself until this weekend. I made another 23 blocks to finish the quilt top to size and got it all pieced, photos of that to come later. Special Thanks to Ellie who made a couple of these blocks for me over the weekend.
I ate so much great food. Also so much junk food. There is a melting moment in the photo above as made by Mandy. They are perfect, it feels wrong to call it a biscuit as it really is baking at it's best. I also ate 2 packets of Tim Tams, a large bag of chips, M&M's and plenty of coffee. Today starts my detox I think!
I also took my 9 patch quilt from the Chaletgirl Block Swap. That really was AGES ago but I am happy to report that it is now quilted and as of last night the binding has been machine sewn on so a few nights in front of the telly hand stitching should see that done. HURRAH!!
What a great weekend! I am already looking forward to next year as I had a great time laughing and got a lot done. It was wonderful all round.