Anyway - I am NOT going to post pictures - I didn't ask permission although there are pictures on Facebook (that I did NOT post- but I shared them this morning) if you are my friend on Facebook , - you can see them there or just go to the show. There are a LOT of vendors there - a LOT so it is a great place if you are looking for stuff - lots of cool patterns, cool fabrics and ideas galore!!!!! I was very good and only brought home a small bag that wasn't filled with much.
I will be sharing my quilting idea book with my various classes from now on - so you can see what I mean by liking and not liking. For those I do not like - I am putting in MY idea of how I could improve the quilting. Everything is a learning experience and right now - I have a thing about machine quilting!
I do have pictures of the show n tell from Thursday.
That is one thing I love about our sewing days. You can get lots of ideas and suggestions for how or why something should be one way or another.
|Linda is hand quilting this scrappy quilt. The picture does not do it justice - it is gorgeous in real life.
|Vivenda finished up her Halloween quilt - just in time to get it quilted for Halloween 2015
|Sacha brought these in for show n tell. Bright fabrics with cats - it is STUNNING. And I love her border treatment
|Another bright cat quilt for Sacha. There is NOTHING subtle about her quilts!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Sacha was sewing down the binding on this one. Not quite as bright as the others, but a great way to showcase those prints you don't want to cut up!
|Elaine got this pillow cover assembled including a zipper
Then I had a call from a good friend who needed a quilt quilted ASAP for a family member who recently underwent surgery for melanoma. Yikes - well - I don't have time to squeeze in a quilt - NO - I do have time to squeeze in a quilt.
|Customer quilt - DONE!!!!
I have to confess that I want this quilt. OK - so I can make my own, but the BRILLIANT colours of Kaffe Fassett are stunning. Just a fun happy quilt. It has wool batting in it so hopefully it will cheer this girl's days and keep her warm as she goes through the rest of her treatment.
|This is the backing!!Again - pretty darn bright.
|Customer wanted that panel centered. Yikes - that is an impossible job on the long arm. You can control one side, but the other side - not so much. I think it is one inch out - I'm happy with that.
|Here is Little Sammy enjoying the first few flakes of snow for the season!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm trying an experiment in the backyard this morning with the bird feeder. So far - I am winning. Let's wait to see if the squirrels can figure this one out. I'll take a picture and show you tomorrow.
Thought I would share this with you since it drives me crazy. I HATE painted fabric. It is usually muslins or whites - I don't remember seeing a painted fabric of colour (unless it is hand made). But I could be wrong on that.
Anyway - I have had this white fabric with the big roses on it for a long time. Gorgeous fabric, but no place to use it. Well I am using it up - OK - it is gone and I had to use a bit of the fabric on the left to finish the quilt. But when I am stitching through the one on the right - the needle is just punching through it. I like the look, but not the feel or sewing it!!! Thank goodness it is GONE!!!!!!!!!!!
|Painted fabric - the one on the right is heavily painted on top, the one on the left - not so much!
I was at the library yesterday - picking up books, dropping off books and paying a fine. I always give a cursory glance at what books the library is selling. Hmmmm - this looks interesting............
|Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English - seriously????
|Yep - I checked for quilt and whoa - where do they make this stuff up from????
|Anyway - beautiful pages that are perfect for collage and I am thinking with the definitions - there is a LOT of inspiration in there!!!!!!!!!!
Good morning M!!!!! Hope you got to sleep in this morning a bit. Poor thing had to be at work yesterday morning at 8 AM for a photo shoot which she tells me was interesting. Hmmmm - What does interesting mean??? I can't wait to hear all the details.
On that note - I am out of here.
Two classes to teach today and try to get another quilt loaded on the machine later on.
Have an awesome day!