Spelunking: sport or practice of exploring or studying a cave.
I’ve been exploring a cave, a quilt cave to be specific and to be more specific, Kevin the Quilter’s Quilt Cave 🙂 This past week I was thrilled to get together with Kevin, Jan of The Colorful Fabriholic and Dar of Dar’s Patchwork Garden at the Quilt Cave. You can see Kevin’s post about it here, Dar’s post here and Jan’s post here. We got to visit the chicken coup and see Henny Penny & friends, then we got to check out the three newest members of the chicken brood (a group of chickens is call a brood, I looked it up 🙂 ).
Our task, should we accept it, was to make QOV quilt blocks…..I might have sneaked off a couple of times to cuddle the chicks as they are so darn cute!! But back to the program….
I was so inspired by this quilt top in a shop window in Paducah that I blogged about it.
Jan read the post and remembered the top (I drug her past the window three times, I’m surprised she could have forgotten). She drafted it in EQ and Kevin said, let’s all come to the Quilt Cave and make these blocks. And so we did. Jan made a test block….good thing too, as she imparted the wisdom she learned doing this
pretty very challenging block. Kevin found Barbara Brackman’s post about the snake pattern here. Very interesting……
A wonderful part of the Quilt Cave was we didn’t have to lug and set up our machines…..Kevin had vintage machines ready to go…..it was just sit and sew time! We had a blast and when we were calling it quits for the day, we had 14 blocks done!
We are all pleased with the progress but even more so with how awesome the blocks look. So Kevin, thank you for asking us to join you, for the fabulous accommodations, the fine dining experience and thanks also to Jan & Dar along with Kevin for the great camaraderie. The Cave Quilters will return 😉