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Showing posts from April, 2014

Whirl Wind Trip

Yesterday at 4:30 I popped out of bed in a flush of excitement all hyped up for the trip to  Paducah for the 30th AQS quilt show. I met my friend Pam at 6:00 and we were off! It's about a 2.5 hour drive from Nashville (of course we had to stop and eat/stretch etc.) and we were there a bit before 10 and standing in line to get it. As always the quilt show is inspiring. To see all those amazing quilts is somewhat mind blowing. I stand before them wondering just how many hours went into these great creations. 

The show seemed more crowed than I've seen before so we had to do the quilt show shuffle the whole time - baby step - "Oh excuse me" - baby step. I didn't take my camera so please excuse my phone photo quality. But here are a few of the ones that really made me smile. I'll start with my favorite. 

This is all thread painting. The front of the blocks were white with all the "drawing" done with thread. The back blocks were black fabric painted with t…

Pulling Out of A Slump

Well my creative energy has been kind of non existent here lately cause I was so sad from the loss of our little furry friend. We lost her the last Sat of March and I'm still missing her greatly. She was 15 and I think had a very happy life with us. We miss you baby girl.

I have been doing a few things thou. I finally finished this quilt. A lap quilt I made just to practice my free motion on. These were my first feathers. They leave a lot to be desired but I did learn a lot while doing this. I did mark the center line with a Frixion pen to help me get the general direction.  
Saturday I went to our Music City Modern Quilters Guild meeting and we received our packets of fabric for a Michael Miller challenge to make a small quilt using this Petal Pinwheels fabric.  I am going to mix in a bit of off white with mine and  do a very modern design.
After the meeting hubby and I met up with my sister and her family to have a birthday lunch at Red Lobster. That was fun and yummy. 
I have also been tryin…