As predicted this has been a busy spring and I haven't had much time to sew so I was especially excited when the fabulous Materials and Method proposed another Quilt Camp getaway. Packing was a snap, I just grabbed all the projects I'd planned to work on at retreat but never got to...
First up was the stack of fabrics I'd pulled to make a Preppy the Whale mini quilt for a good friend who's expecting. She's going with a nautical theme for her nursery so how could I resist. I can't believe how quickly this went together. I had the entire top pieced before cocktail hour:-)
This project was also intended for retreat but I didn't get my fabrics in time (Thanks, fabric.com!). I am currently obsessed with navy and coral, the perfect combo for this ingenious Houndstooth quilt from Quilts from the House of Tula Pink.
If you're someone who gets bent out of shape about "wasting" fabric this pattern is not for you. I love that what looks like a complex design is entirely achieved by strip piecing. I probably would have finished this one also if I didn't have a no cutting after cocktail hour rule.
While I was playing it safe I started quilting these Sunkissed pinwheels. Endless rows of straight line quilting with pivots every 4 inches go so much faster when you're laughing so hard you cry. This quilt will never fail to make me smile! Hopefully my sewing streak will continue and I can finish some of these up.