Saturday, October 21, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC17 - Week 42

Welcome to Week 42 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  I've had a busy week, but a different kind of busy that usual.  This week is one that I've been anticipating for months.  Productivity level HIGH!!  Why???  I attended Mountain Quilt Camp in Banner Elk, North Carolina for the 2nd year in a row.  Color me happy!!!

But first...

Yesterday, my quilt bee had a Sew Day for #quiltsforvegas:

Notice the PINK nails and a PINK block for #quiltsforvegas:

After my blocks were done, I worked on my Trail Tote project:

Did you notice the PINK bits for the bag lining???

More pictures and information can be found in THIS blog post.

OK!!  Back to Quilt Camp.  Here's how the week panned out...

SUNDAY - Final preparations for Quilt Camp:

The journey to Banner Elk, North Carolina was uneventful:

We got all settled in shortly after arrival...

WELCOME CAMPERS SIGN!!!  (Can't find this in my pictures.)

the machine started humming.  It was BONUS time at Quilt Camp:

Not long after, I began work on the components of another PINK block for my collection of Scrap Jar Stars:

MONDAY - Mountain Quilt Camp is OPEN!!!  See that word mountain?  That can be read as little to no internet.  Sigh...

HOW am I supposed to be able to blog with NO INTERNET?!?!

I guess I'll just have to take really good paper notes and hope that I can interpret them when I get back home!!  :P

Right after breakfast, the machines were humming once again.  Scrap Jar Star was done.  Here is the photographic evidence... complete with a "photo bomber".  SEW funny:

That was followed closely by SJS #2:

Check out the beautiful wooded surroundings.

TUESDAY - It was a FULL day of camp activities.

It was a beautiful mountain morning:

Filled with sewing:

With a nod to Kevin the Quilter:

In the photo below, Kevin the Quilter duels it out with Bonnie Hunter (for some Leader/Ender action, and Some Rainbow Scrap Challenge bits threw Angela into the fray:

SEW happy to be making progress on the Sapphire Stars Mystery...

... As well as, some PINK scrap sewing for the RSC:

The afternoon was made for a mountain excursion...

... To High Country Quilts:

After dinner, I spent some time working on the first of three "Make and Take" projects.  This one is a 3-D Pinwheel made using about half of a charm pack and 12 background squares:

Thank you, Judy, for sharing your PINK fabrics with me!!

By bed time, I had completed the top:

You are NOT going crazy!!  I actually AM wearing a "nightshirt" over my jeans.  This year's camp theme was Wildcat Lake Retreat and Spa.  The dress code:  Pajamas!!!

WEDNESDAY - Another FULL day of camp activities with the highlight being the BIG show and tell after dinner.

Two RSC15 stars in PINK:

Libby from Life on the Hill blog, Elmo, and me:

The silly and the serious:

THURSDAY - The campers went home today.  Only a few of us remained for some last minute sewing time, followed by packing:

... and then we headed home, too.  :o((

Mountain Quilt Camp is now CLOSED for the season.  The trip home was depressing, since we were supposed to be enjoying one last day of sewing in those beautiful mountain surroundings.

We took the scenic route past Grandfather Mountain:

Consoling ourselves by stopping at one quilt shop...

... Followed by another:

Goodbye, mountains:

Check back for the REST of the story in a detailed post coming in the next week or so.  Follow THIS (not yet active) LINK.

FRIDAY - Since I was home, I took myself to Knit Group (in the hopes that I would finish my Wolkig cowl.)  It worked!!

Here it is on me...

... Then Hilary tried it on so I could see what it looked like:

Then it was modeled by the table with some of my birthday goodies from my friend, Cindy, and the Halloween knitting bag that I got from Bede Sisters at SAFF last year:

Here is all that remains from the 460 yard skein of Savannah Sock in the Sweet Tea colorway from The Copper Corgi:

SATURDAY - It's LINK PARTY day over at the So Scrappy blog. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has been working on since last week.  Won't you come with me?  If you decide to go visiting, be prepared to see a lot of PINK!

Until next time...
Party like a quilter!!!


  1. I can understand how hard that the trip back home must be after such a fun time at the retreat. Look like it was a very fun group of ladies. Your cowl is gorgeous. Love the texture of it and the color. Congrats on this finish. ;^)

  2. Sounds like you had a blast. :) It is hard to say goodbye to retreat time but happily you were able to console yourselves with a bit of shopping.

  3. Looks like a ton of fun, Joy! Your pink Scrap Jar Stars are looking great!

  4. Those 3D pinwheels are really clever -- haven't seen those before! Love the SJS blocks, still. And so fun to see all the photos from camp! Sounds like you had an amazing week!

  5. Oh my! It should be illegal to pack that much fun into one week! (wink) Lots of good pictures and great progress - such a fun post!!

  6. Retreat looks like a lot of fun! So productive. I think your trip home was great - always good to shop your way home to console yourselves with retreat being done.

  7. Loved - loved - loved our time together!! I managed a shop stop on the way home, too. Mr. H sat patiently in the car.

  8. What a productive and fun week. Sorry you had to come home a day early.

  9. Sounds like a fun week. Yay for getting lots done.

  10. What a fun post / lots of progress, fun at the group / camp and knitting as well! :) The cowl looks wonderful!

  11. My husband and I are going to Banner Elk next week so I was excited to hear there are quilt shops close by. Enjoy your blog. Another "Joyeful" (although my name has an e).

  12. I love your 3D pinwheel table topper! I'm looking forward to seeing how you quilt around the pinwheels. Those 3D blocks are just so fun and interesting :)

  13. Looks like it was a wonderful time. A lot of sewing and a lot of inspiration. As well as some great shopping.
    Cheers, Karen

  14. Lots of lovely projects and uninterrupted time to work on them...Sounds like a fabulous week!


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