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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!

I got to go to the winner's luncheon on Wednesday to see my former boss get Best of Show

I got to go to the winner’s luncheon on Wednesday to see my former boss get Best of Show

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

look at my pretty dresses and orange ones!

look at my pretty dresses and orange ones!

look at my adorable little toy machine

look at my adorable little toy machine

it even closes up

it even closes up

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.

I like the colors in this quilt

I like the colors in this quilt

another quilt on display

another quilt on display

Dear Jane, on my bucket list

Dear Jane, on my bucket list

blue version of Dear Jane

blue version of Dear Jane

this was in the Primitive section.  it belongs to a fellow Primitive Gatherings groupie

this was in the Primitive section. it belongs to a fellow Primitive Gatherings groupie

I liked this one too

I liked this one too

I liked this one too

I liked this one too

and this Millefiori, amazing

and this Millefiori, amazing

so many gorgeous quilts

so many gorgeous quilts

this was in the guild section, loved it too

this was in the guild section, loved it too

look at this one!

look at this one!

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!

my thread and dutch fabric

my thread and dutch fabric

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.

my somewhere in time!

my somewhere in time!

another view of the quilting

another view of the quilting

view of this block

view of this block

my overall view of Somewhere in Time

my overall view of Somewhere in Time

a view of the border

a view of the border

quilting view on the back

quilting view on the back

another view of the back

another view of the back

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.

my Lucky Stars in the works

my Lucky Stars blocks done

adding the sashing strips

adding the sashing strips

the double sashing strips

the double sashing strips

all sewn

all sewn, now to add the border

my Lucky Stars all done

my Lucky Stars all done

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.

this is from the class I took, the teacher's quilt

this is from the class I took, the teacher’s quilt

this is part of mine.

this is part of mine.

I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,
Ronda

About ronda926

I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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