Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Quilt Camp 2012


Today was our second day of Quilt Camp at our church. We have 13 young people from those going into 6th grade to one just starting college in the fall. I think this is our 6th or 7th year. Yesterday was our first day but it was a busy day and I didn't get any pictures.

9 AM
 These first 2 pictures are of a few early birds. You can see her strip sets up on the design wall and below that the strips are cut and the blocks are laid out on the design wall later in the day.

later in the day.

Below are some of the young quilters and adult helpers cutting the blocks from strip sets and squaring them up. 
the quilt in the background is one that one of the adult helpers made and we have it as an example of the group quilt that we are making. We made the blocks as practice for strip piecing and 1/4 inch seams before we moved on to their own quilts. the young quilters made the 4 patches and sewed thenm to rectangles contributed by the adults who cut them from their own stash. Everyone will contribute some blocks to the group quilt and after we are sure they have enough fabric for their own quilts we we collect some of the 3 1/2 by 6 1/2 inch rectangles from left over pieces for the group quilt. We are using Bonnie Hunter's Bricks and Stepping Stones pattern for the group quilt which will be auctioned at a Youth Group fund raising event in the spring. 
The other photo on the right is one of a couple of the quilts starting to develope.

On the left is one taken toward the end of our day and is one of the more colorful. To tell the truth, when we were cutting the strips for this one I was a little doubtful about how it would turn out. I really like it and it shows that even young people with little experience can select their  own fabrics and come up with something great. We have a fabric meeting before Quilt Camp starts and they are given very general instructions about fabric and they do a good job. I think they all did a good job with their fabric choices.

3PM ready for tomorrow

On the right is one area at  3 pm  just before we turned out the lights and left the room. Her area is all cleaned up neat and tidy and ready to work tomorrow. All most of them look like this one.

Come back tomorrow to see our progress.

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