I’m back from the International Quilt Festival and wow what another stunning year! I thought today would be a great time to post the goodies I found from the event.
I really had one item goal for this trip and it was to find this amazing Millefiori quilt book and it’s accompanying paper pieces. I think I found it on he first vendor row and wow did that make my day! I also grabbed a bag of more hexies too. (Can’t have too many hexie papers!)
I came upon the amazing gradation fabric somewhere in the middle of the show hall. There were many more colors than these and it was a bit hard to pick which ones to bring home.
Finally found the full sized Disco pattern, which none of my local shops have had for a few months now. The templates are so I can fussy cut parts for the Millefiori cover quilt on the book above.
My hexies are busy multiplying! Or maybe I should say I’ve been busy making hexies? *laugh* I actually counted my pile and I’m up to a count of 60. I still have scraps left, so I’m still going strong.
Good news on my finger, yesterday I was finally able to remove the bandage. Yea! It’s still pretty sensitive, but I’m thinking I should be able to use my sewing machine by the weekend. Woohoo! I have been eyeing my design wall longingly and am anxious to get back to work on my great granny quilt top.
I am a tad behind in getting this finished project posted, but better late than never, right? But indeed, I finally managed to sit still long enough to sew myself a new skirt with my atomic cat fabric.
I didn’t use a pattern, but just used a skirt I ready own as a guide. I even learned a new spiffy stitch on my machine that I didn’t know I had, the blind hem stitch. It looks so much better than just straight stitching along the hem and helps it look more professionally finished. Plus I didn’t have to stitch it by hand, super A+ in my book!
I’ve already worn this out a hand full of times and received several compliments on it. I am so chuffed! I don’t sew for myself very much (I am such a beginner!), so it’s nice to hear from perfect strangers that it looks nice. I’ve already bought fabric for another skirt, so let’s hope I can get to that sooner than later. Heh
Today is the best Friday ever, new fabric and Halloween! I am finding it incredibly amusing that my fabric purchases are directly reflecting in this special day too. Scary black cats, naked trees and moths in spider webs? Hello the incoming of Autumn! Especially since the time change is coming up on Sunday.
So happy I found this yard remnant of spider webs with jewels. The dusky blue is an odd shade but I’m sure I will find something perfect to pair it with.
A lovely mint lawn, of which I can’t decide if I should make a skirt, dress or pajama pants from. It’s so incredibly soft, but with the weather turning cooler I may just hang onto it until next Spring.
My green quilt is back from the quilter and just in time to enter it into this years Blogger’s Quilt Festival! Exciting stuff I say! If you would like to vote for my quilt which is in the ‘large’ catagory, please see it here. Thank you so much!
This has turned out to be my most complicated quilt to date and I am ever so happy about it. I worked on it slowly over many nights and weekends, and now every time I see it I smile and tell myself amazing things are possible with lots of patience. My Mr. was a real trooper in holding so I could take some photo’s. It was incredibly windy and getting flat shots was pretty interesting to say the least.
This week hasn’t been all that productive I’m afraid. I cut the side of my finger badly last Wednesday and haven’t been able to do much. I am constantly making something, so being unable to work on projects has been incredibly frustrating.
A couple of days ago I hit upon the idea that maybe I could at least work on some paper piecing, since it is all hand sewn. So I downloaded some free templates and am very slowly cutting them out and pinning them to fabric.
I had scraps left over from a earlier precut project, so this is a fantastic way to use them up. I haven’t made it very far, only about a dozen hexies have been sewn. Since it’ll be a while yet before my finger is healed, I’m hoping to finish several more. I am not sure what I want to make with them yet, but I’m sure to think of something.
My poor finger.