Cave Hill Camp

I use to attend the Cave Hill camp with my local group many years ago before we moved interstate.  The group then decided to stop attending, but a few of the original members kept the weekend booking and new ladies from near and far started attending, creating a new group of friends.
So while there were some familiar faces there were lots of new friends to make.  There was a mix of quilters and knitters.  It was perfect weather for knitting by the big open fire....I cannot knit so I had to sew!  I had pre cut out these two projects.  The spools mini I brought at Periwinkle Patchwork in April it is a Thimble Blossoms mini pattern and finishes 14" x 16".  I just need to quilt it now.

This is the pattern by Creek Side Stitches (finishes 30"x30") that I was gifted in my mini swap earlier this year.  I was short two flying geese and didn't bring any of the background or blue fabrics, so couldn't stitch the last flying geese or solid border on.
I saved all the bonus triangles from making the flying geese and stitched half of them up into this design.  They were 1 3/4" units and finish at 1 1/4" so getting points was tricky, but most worked out OK.  I didn't have any extra fabric, but will do a shirting border and then perhaps a final border.
I also precut lots of novelty and solid brights with my new tumbler die.  I was doing this as a leaders and enders, but had quite a few hours spare on Sunday to put it all together before we left.  It might need to be a bit longer and definitely needs a border, but was happy to get this much done!  I have loads of tumblers left over though, so looks like I will be making two in this design!
Mum made this cot quilt top from start to finish - she had not pre cut anything as they only got home from a  6 week interstate holiday mid week.  Mum also started another cot quilt (sorry no pictures) and finished all the blocks on a UFO, so was very pleased with her progress!
Happy quilting Sue.


  1. Your spools mini is so cute. Great to have a weekend away just working on your own projects.

  2. Gosh that is heaps being done... love the blues and glad to see the little offcuts being put to good use...

  3. Lovely collection of projects and lots of quilting and binding coming up.

  4. you achieved lots well done............

  5. You have been busy and I especially like your tumbler quilt and hope to make one as well one day.


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