Saturday, October 21, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC17 - Week 42

Welcome to Week 42 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  I've had a busy week, but a different kind of busy that usual.  This week is one that I've been anticipating for months.  Productivity level HIGH!!  Why???  I attended Mountain Quilt Camp in Banner Elk, North Carolina for the 2nd year in a row.  Color me happy!!!

But first...

Yesterday, my quilt bee had a Sew Day for #quiltsforvegas:



Notice the PINK nails and a PINK block for #quiltsforvegas:



After my blocks were done, I worked on my Trail Tote project:




Did you notice the PINK bits for the bag lining???

More pictures and information can be found in THIS blog post.



OK!!  Back to Quilt Camp.  Here's how the week panned out...

SUNDAY - Final preparations for Quilt Camp:



The journey to Banner Elk, North Carolina was uneventful:



We got all settled in shortly after arrival...

WELCOME CAMPERS SIGN!!!  (Can't find this in my pictures.)

the machine started humming.  It was BONUS time at Quilt Camp:



Not long after, I began work on the components of another PINK block for my collection of Scrap Jar Stars:



MONDAY - Mountain Quilt Camp is OPEN!!!  See that word mountain?  That can be read as little to no internet.  Sigh...

HOW am I supposed to be able to blog with NO INTERNET?!?!

I guess I'll just have to take really good paper notes and hope that I can interpret them when I get back home!!  :P

Right after breakfast, the machines were humming once again.  Scrap Jar Star was done.  Here is the photographic evidence... complete with a "photo bomber".  SEW funny:



That was followed closely by SJS #2:



Check out the beautiful wooded surroundings.

TUESDAY - It was a FULL day of camp activities.



It was a beautiful mountain morning:



Filled with sewing:


With a nod to Kevin the Quilter:


In the photo below, Kevin the Quilter duels it out with Bonnie Hunter (for some Leader/Ender action, and Some Rainbow Scrap Challenge bits threw Angela into the fray:



SEW happy to be making progress on the Sapphire Stars Mystery...



... As well as, some PINK scrap sewing for the RSC:



The afternoon was made for a mountain excursion...


... To High Country Quilts:


After dinner, I spent some time working on the first of three "Make and Take" projects.  This one is a 3-D Pinwheel made using about half of a charm pack and 12 background squares:


Thank you, Judy, for sharing your PINK fabrics with me!!

By bed time, I had completed the top:



You are NOT going crazy!!  I actually AM wearing a "nightshirt" over my jeans.  This year's camp theme was Wildcat Lake Retreat and Spa.  The dress code:  Pajamas!!!

WEDNESDAY - Another FULL day of camp activities with the highlight being the BIG show and tell after dinner.



Two RSC15 stars in PINK:


Libby from Life on the Hill blog, Elmo, and me:


The silly and the serious:


THURSDAY - The campers went home today.  Only a few of us remained for some last minute sewing time, followed by packing:



... and then we headed home, too.  :o((

Mountain Quilt Camp is now CLOSED for the season.  The trip home was depressing, since we were supposed to be enjoying one last day of sewing in those beautiful mountain surroundings.

We took the scenic route past Grandfather Mountain:



Consoling ourselves by stopping at one quilt shop...


... Followed by another:


Goodbye, mountains:


Check back for the REST of the story in a detailed post coming in the next week or so.  Follow THIS (not yet active) LINK.

FRIDAY - Since I was home, I took myself to Knit Group (in the hopes that I would finish my Wolkig cowl.)  It worked!!

Here it is on me...



... Then Hilary tried it on so I could see what it looked like:


Then it was modeled by the table with some of my birthday goodies from my friend, Cindy, and the Halloween knitting bag that I got from Bede Sisters at SAFF last year:


Here is all that remains from the 460 yard skein of Savannah Sock in the Sweet Tea colorway from The Copper Corgi:



SATURDAY - It's LINK PARTY day over at the So Scrappy blog. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has been working on since last week.  Won't you come with me?  If you decide to go visiting, be prepared to see a lot of PINK!

Until next time...
Party like a quilter!!!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday - Asheville Quilt Show

WARNING!!!  PHOTO HEAVY POST!!!

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  You will notice a couple of things about this week's post.  For one thing, it's no longer Wednesday, as I was out of town.  The other thing you will find is that there are very few words.  Too many things to catch up on after being away and the quilts will speak for themselves.

Sorry for the two (three?) week delay!  On a sunny afternoon, just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, a friend and I entered WNC Agricultural Center.  From the outside, it looked like SAFF.  On the inside, it was a whole different story.  From the moment I entered the door, all I could see was QUILTS!!

First up?  The Best of Show and I can assure you, my photo does NOT do it justice:





From there on out, I just snapped pictures at will.  Quilt credits are included as often as I remembered.  Just know that the photo quality is only as good as the photographer.  Although, there are a few art quilts and modern quilts, too, you may notice my preference for scrappy and/or rainbow quilts.  If that's not your thing, you may want to scroll quickly or wander off  now.  It's what I love and I wanted to be able to look at most of these again and again!  Let's get started on our tour of the show:
























































































My friend and I stopped for dinner on the way home:


The sky even cooperated with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge:


I hope that you enjoyed the Show.

Until next time...
Quilt til you wilt!!!