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Friday, November 18, 2011

A Busy "Quilty" Fall

 October and November have been  very busy "Quilty" Months for me!
Three of my quilts were accepted into
The Quilter's Gathering Quilt Show in Nashua NH!
That is always such an honor -
to have your quilts accepted into a show... and to have three!
Oh My Gosh I was so thrilled!

SO of course my Mom and I drove up for
the weekend to ogle at all to the beautiful
quilts and do a little shopping!

This is Mom and I in front of "Fiesta" - now this is
a quilt that will definitely wake you up in the morning!!


 "Experimental Iris" looked a bit lonely way up there!

Received lots of compliments on my "Blue Hibiscus" quilt.
I think she's my favorite! 

The Yankee Quilters of Franklin and
The Proper Bostonian Quilters of West Roxbury
asked me to come and speak at there guilds!
How cool is that!

What a thrill it was to share Sashiko with all of the women of these guilds,
best of all - they really seemed to like it!
I so did not want to be one of those "boring" speakers!!!


This piece I designed using two different patterns,
minimizing one and blowing up the other!
For transferring this pattern onto the indigo fabric
 the pattern was traced onto "Golden Threads" paper - I like
this paper - I can see through it and that way I can get good placement.
Using Clover's Chaco paper and a clover Tracing pen
the design was transferred onto the fabric - worked like a charm!

Everyone in attendance received a small kit of a moon flower.


Each guild member got to do some hands-on Sashiko
Lots of fun!

and once they finished they could take it home and make
a way too cute Mug Rug!!

This is what it looks like start to finish!

I had been stitching up these squares that I purchased at
the Lowell Quilt Museum and wasn't sure exactly how I
would use them .... until I saw an idea in a magazine....
now I have a beautiful table runner!

This was supposed to be the side of a tote bag,
but just could not do it ... and I'm a bag lady!
So I made a small table topper and gave it to my
sister this past spring for her birthday ...
she let me borrow it back for my lectures!
She also sent it with a note that said it was strictly a LOAN!
Gosh Darn It - I guess I'll give it back !!


Plus .... I finished up 2 Tahiti Totes pattern from Pink Sand Beach Designs
for a class I'll be teaching this winter at Quilter's Stash

This one is Mom's she picked beautiful Fall purple leave fabric....
and then I told her she couldn't have it until the Spring!!

Mine of course has the jazzy colors and trim!

Now it's time sit rest up and get ready for
Thanksgiving and Christmas - my favorite time of the year!