Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Camp Prep & 3 OPAM Finishes

This week, I have been preparing some quilting projects for my group's Boonah quilt camp this week-end. At our last camp in October, we had to take along an ugly fat quarter (or at least one we thought fitted that description) to swap.  I think most of them weren't really that ugly, but anyway, I ended up with a piece of fabric that had a black background with yellow hibiscus over it.  Our challenge for this camp was to make a pillow case using the fat quarter.  You could use as little or as much as you wanted in the finished case.  Here is what I did with my mine.  Quite bright, but I am happy with how it turned out and it should help keep me awake for all that late night sewing I want to get done at the camp.
I also spent about an hour last night trying to work out the placement for the blocks in the photo below.  The blocks have been sitting in a box waiting to be put together since last year. Still not sure if this will be it  but I need to get this one finished for my grandson. He has a king single so this should fit the bill when the sashing and borders go on.  I love this fabric by Sweetwater, one of my favourite designers. Their fabric lines always look so fresh and I have to admit I have lots more of their fabric in my stash. These blocks are made using a layer cake.  
Below are 2 more finishes for this month, a baby quilt and another mug rug.  My son has a new niece, Crystal, born in January. He asked me if I would finish off this panel he bought from Spotlight and add a label with his & the boys names on it.  So here it is below being held by my grandson Jacob.  I just love owls at the moment, they are so cute.  Hope Crystal enjoys lying on this when she gets a bit bigger and of course 'Congratulations' to the new parents.

I made this mug rug for one of my special quilting friends. I gave it to her on Monday as she will be holidaying with her family on Friday, when she celebrates her 70 th BIRTHDAY. Have a wonderful day,  I will be thinking of you and will miss you at our camp this week-end.
Well, that's about it for me tonight.   Till next time..........


  1. Your pillow case sure is bright but looks good. Love that owl panel.
    Enjoy your camp.

  2. Great finishes. You have done a great job with your pillowcase and love the owl quilt. How wonderful that your son purchased the panel-men and Spotlight seldom mix!! Look forward to seeing your grandsons quilt finished-love the colours.
    Have a great camp.

  3. Lovely stitching Noela. Good work on your pillowcase. Enjoy your weekend away.

  4. I love how you used that "ugly" fabric - maybe its not really ugly more a "difficult to use". Enjoy your weekend - I am sure your fellow campers will help youn arange those blocks! Have fun!