Camp Stitchalot: Nordika Mystery Pillow

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


It's nearly time! The Winter 2013 Camp Stitchalot Retreat is a month away! The retreat is held at The Hankerd Inn in Pleasant Lake, Michigan and is hosted by Brenda Ratliff of Pink Castle Fabrics and Rossie Hutchinson of Fresh Modern Quilts. It's pretty central here in the mid-west and about an hour from the Detroit International Airport. This winter's camp is December 5th-8th, and I'm happy to be teaching again this year!

For more on my experience at last year's camp, see this post.

Nordika Mystery Pillow by Jeni Baker
Nordika Mystery Pillow, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
This year, I'm teaching a pillow workshop! I've developed a special mystery (not quite so mystery anymore) pillow pattern for us to make! In addition, I'll be sharing my favorite ways to customize and finish up pillows!

Nordika Mystery Pillow by Jeni Baker
Nordika Mystery Pillow, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
One of the great things about Camp Stitchalot is that we'll be sewing together all weekend! The teachers will be available throughout the weekend to help you work through your class projects or whatever else you're working on! It's perfectly timed to help you finish up (or start, if you're like me) your holiday gift sewing.  Or take it as an opportunity to tackle some of your works-in-progress!

Nordika Mystery Pillow by Jeni Baker
Nordika Mystery Pillow, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I'm excited to share this pillow with you all, it's so much simpler to make than it looks, which is always a treat! It's a mystery because the choice of colors and fabric placement can completely change the look of this pillow! I choose to make mine with Nordika, but am already scheming a second using warm and cool colors!

Nordika Mystery Pillow by Jeni Baker
Nordika Mystery Pillow, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.

Nordika Mystery Pillow by Jeni Baker
Nordika Mystery Pillow, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I finished my pillow up with a simple zippered closure on the back and some echo quilting using Aurifil 50wt thread #2600!

Nordika Mystery Pillow by Jeni Baker
Nordika Mystery Pillow, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I hope you'll be able to join my fellow teachers, Anna Graham and Debbie Grifka, and I next month! Anna will be teaching her popular 241 Bag Pattern and Debbie will be sharing her Easy Turn
Potholders and Holiday Hotpads
!

For more information and to purchase tickets, head over to Pink Castle Fabrics. Ticket prices include lodging as well as brunch and dinners! There's no reason to leave all weekend!

Hope to see you there!

6 comments :

  1. Ack! Your interior is as gorgeous as your exterior - wow!

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  2. Beautiful! Can I take a guess as to how it's made? Make patchwork fabric from 2" squares, or few Scrappy Trip Along blocks. Cut into 4" finished 1/2 square triangles, sew them together into the 4" blocks and set on point and sew together. At least that's how I'd make it. I wish I was able to go to the Retreat and see it all done in person.

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  3. Oh I would love to go! Too bad it is so far away. The pillow you designed looks awesome.

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  4. Really great pillow pattern. I love the look. I can imagine making one, too.

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