Friday, September 25, 2009

I won...

I went to Wish Upon a Quilt yesterday to look for fabric for Jan's mystery quilt.  Because it's Stash Dash time here in central NC, they were having a party over there with door prizes and lots of coupons.  And I'm so excited that I won one of the door prizes!  I didn't care what it was, I was just thrilled my number was called.  However, I won a cut of batik fabric and a name tag holder(?).  I like the fabric in both.

After a lot of indecision, I finally picked out the fabrics I plan to use for Jan's mystery quilt.  I know the full quilt has 12 blocks, but I plan to do a smaller 4 block version - mostly because I'm concentrating on making wall quilts now.  I tried to pick fabric choices that I wouldn't normally consider and I'm pleased with my final decision.  Dennis also gave them a thumbs up when they came out of the dryer.  Now to get on with the cutting...


We're doing one step every 2 months and there are 3 steps so this will be an ongoing project. 

At quilt bee this week, we had some great show and tell.  Janet finally finished her Sunbonnet Sue quilt.  The quilt is just gorgeous in person and very big.  Janet did all of her quilting on her home sewing machine too.  Way to go Janet!  (That's Janet's head sticking up in the back.)

A few months ago, I volunteered to quilt some of the soldier quilt's that our bee was making so that I could practice on the frame and machine I have.  I finally got around to doing one of Kathy's.  (I still have another of her's to quilt in the next week or so.)  I learn something with each quilt I do and I'm starting to feel a little more comfortable with the mechanics of everything.  I just did a big all over stipple on it and I managed to get the tension right for the whole thing.  Yeah me!

Didn't Kathy pick some beautiful fabrics for her quilt top? 

I also want to mention that Jan showed off a gorgeous quilt on Wednesday made from her own pattern.  I don't have a picture to show but I just wanted to give her kudos for her wonderful sense of color.  I'll say it again - her quilt would look perfect on my bed!

Until later...

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