Today is Super Tuesday! I’m excited to say that I voted early and am so glad I did. I have NOT had the television on any during the day and I think I will watch “on demand” all evening. I need to catch up on “This Is Us”. I am ready for all the squabbling and name calling to be over with!
I think I’m recovered from Houston Quilt Festival, another year done and in the books. It was a great show and hopefully you were able to go see it or see some of the photos that others have posted.
I really enjoyed being able to watch a friend and fellow quilter win Best of Show. I’m so happy for Cynthia England and watching her work on this and it’s progress over time. Congratulations!
Did you find some nice treasure at Festival? I did! I went to the booth to get a little pack of fabric from Holland. It will be fun to see how these get worked into a project. I also found a few new doily dresses, in fact – 6! I also found a cute little “play” sewing machine. I don’t even have to make anything! Ha
I did take another tour of the quilts on Friday and here are some of the ones that I was able to photo to share.
My sewing room is a disaster area from all the in and out. I didn’t buy that much, but I did get some new things for the shop at the retreat house. What kind of thread do you like? I’ve decided to try the giant spools of Aurifil; there is 6000 yards of thread on the spool vs. the 2500 yards on my Masterpiece thread. The Aurifil retails for $50 and the Masterpiece for about $30. The Aurifil is a better value and it will last me twice as long! A double victory!
Plus, I’m very happy to share how my Primitive Gatherings, Somewhere in Time quilt. Cindy Gravely quilted it for me and I love it, she did a marvelous job. Now to put the finishing touches on it, like binding, label and sleeve.
Sunday I cut out a quilt from a Robin Pandolph fat quarter bundle that my friend, Wynette gave me, using a pattern from Atkinson Designs, called Lucky Stars. It is a great quilt and went together very easily. I did change the pattern to be exact cut instead of having to trim down the blocks. I’m not fond of making a block bigger only to cut it down.
I got it all sewn yesterday, it is a great pattern and I highly recommend it for a fat quarter bundle. Thank you, Wynette for your idea and for sharing your fabric stash, as I had nothing like it at all.
For all the production I did yesterday, I sure had an off day today! I did pay bills and did some accounting for the retreat house, but it doesn’t look like I did very much, but it was stuff I needed to do.
Now to plan what I want to work on next…should I work on my Festival quilt class project? I took a class from Kimberly Einmo, called Lone Starburst. It was fun and a different spin on the traditional Lonestar pattern. I used a Moda Grunge jellyroll and a gray background – something different for me.
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,