You know – that time of year where in three months I try to finish more knitting and sewing projects than I may have completed in the past year….
You can read all the rules and get info on the first June Camp projects, you get a discount on your camping supplies and it’s all just good fun! Info is on The Loopy Ewe Blog. And the rules have changed this year so you don’t necessarily need to make projects that increase in yardage each month.
I had decided I wasn’t going to do the yarn camp this year – just the sewing camp since my sewing room has been very neglected the past few or more months.
But then the Camp Care package – a special purchase in advance of camp that is just an additional camper perk – arrived and the yarn is lovely so I will do at least the first month of yarn camp even if I don’t do the next two (and with the new rules you can do that).
Inside the Camp Care package was this lovely hank called Night Wrangler, a new camp bag (we’re going by wagon train / western themed camp this year) and a scissors fob.
I spent last night trying to come up with a potential western themed quilt design in EQ8. Then I went looking for potential fabrics. Found some I liked and then waited to see if they would fit Camp requirements and they did.
These have been ordered. The paisley (I love paisley) and the pink horseshoes are from a Riley Black Rodeo Rider line which seems very appropriate. Here’s the design I came up with which I’m calling All Star Cowgirl Roundup.
The center applique is a bit fuzzy looking because it’s just an image pasted over top of an area where there were blocks. It’s actually an image of a block I have in another quilt top that was made by a friend at a quilt retreat in Texas for our Texas themed block swap. If I can’t find the clip art, then I’ll just trace her block to get the pattern and add a border around it to get to the size I need.
Here is the block in the Texas retreat quilt (which still needs to be quilted) and I think I even know where in the closet it is if I need to trace the block. Now to wait until Camp officially opens on June 1. Are you doing Camp Loopy? It’s loads of fun!