Camp Watchapatcher!!! That's what it's called and we were packed and ready to go on Monday night. My sister drove down, we slept in my little double bed and then took off early on Tuesday Morning.
The first class was Lollipops by Joanna Figueroa. I got started sewing lots of strips together. Then you sew across one short end and turn the piece out to create the Dresden plate point of the block. I used an old jelly roll I've had for several years from Me & My Sister called Spring Fling. I had to fill in some lights with it, and polka dots of course! :o)
Camp was at a university in Costa Mesa, Vanguard University. Nice campus and nice classrooms for lots of sewing. You can stay in the dorms if you are from out of town but we chose to save our fabric money and drive back and forth. CA traffic is not for the weak but we toughed it out. lol
These were some of the lollipops from the class. You can see the difference between the ones that did dark/light combos and some that were more just colorful fabrics. Either way, they were all so pretty.
My sister Isabel is a BIG Mary Engelbriet fan and used her jelly roll plus multiple other fabrics she had. Her blocks came out so cute!
Here are nine of my blocks. I got 5 done in class and four more done last night. I took the pic with my phone so I could post about it easier. I'm having trouble connecting my camera for some reason. Anyway, I have to cut out more strips and make more pairs. I have very little to choose from to finish the other three blocks I need for a lap size quilt.....another UFO!!!!
This is Kathy Brown. She was our teach for the Fat Man's Squeeze. We had to have her book and ruler to make the blocks but there are lots and lots of other blocks you can make with her method. I hate that we have two projects unfinished because I want to work on them both and finish them! Oh, this job sure is getting in my way!
Here is one of the block choices...
And the Fat Man's Squeeze quarter of a block. There were a few more but I didn't get pictures of them all.
And Kathy told us when we went to the Ladies Room to check out the latch on the door. Hiny Hiders! Can you make out the body behind the door. lol
And here is my block from the class. I got four of these done. Two navy with cream, two navy with beige and I need two red and two light blue. It will resemble the block on the cover of the book. I can't wait to sew more together. I think I'll save this one for a Christmas gift for my roommates, Dave and Ashley. Shhhh He is a big Detroit sports fan and since she/we are big Angel's fans, I think it will suit them. :o)