Sunday, October 07, 2007

Post Quilt Show

The show was excellent - every year it gets better! I think there were over 300 quilts this year, and for a small guild in a small county, that's fantastic. No detail is left undone either; our quilt show committee is nothing short of amazing. There will be a month or 2 break, then the planning for next year begins!
The only problem was, I forgot my camera. I was already 20 miles from home when I realized that, and there's no going back at that point. I had to be at my post at 10 am, and I was just barely going to make it as it was. So I kept driving & cussing a blue streak at my stupidity. I hate that! I used to have a really good memory, now I'm lucky if I remember what's-his-names' name.
Anyhow - whenever you get home from a show you're all juiced up, right? Well, I am anyway - so instead of working on one of the 6 UFO's stacked up next to the sewing table, I started a whole new one last night!

The newest issue of American Patchwork and Quilting was on my nightstand, and I flipped thru while resting my back - saw this, and had to do it. Wouldn't it be fun to do a study on just what the heck makes our little pea brains do this stuff? All those tops with no borders, or waiting to be layered up, and this one is all set to quilt already!! Granted it's fusible applique, but still -- I just don't understand me sometimes. While I was working on this, 2 of the grands from next door came in to check what's on the wall, and they both gave it the thumbs up. Colton suggests that it would make a good present for a 12 year old boy. Hmmmmm -- wonder who he has in mind??? ROFL! Jake the Younger, 7 y/o, wanted the long strips of selvedges from the trash and he was happy. Fun to have boys in the sewing room!
Sunday night chores are calling. I sure have a nice weekend to think about while I do all the scutwork. I hope your weekend was just as nice!
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9 comments:

Pam said...

love it, love it, love it....and the sashing fab is perfect!!

How frustrating that you were within 2 hrs of me a couple of weeks ago and I had no idea. Next summer we need to do a girls wknd halfway between your place and mine...

How's mom? I think of her often.

Pam@
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Nancy said...

Spectacular! Just love it!

Marilyn R said...

I also have a large stack of UFO's. I love to start new projects. In my mind's eye I see them finished. Reality is another story!

Bren said...

After a major quilt show a NEW fresh project is a MUST! My 6 yo boy always wants my strips of garbage fabric too...he wears them around his head and wrists???

Quilting Journey said...

Su Bee, This is absolutely fabulous!! However, when it comes to fabulous...I may have you beat. Apparently,I am Salem's newest Dominatrix...with a leather whip, to boot(s)! You'll have to read my post for today...I guess I have talents I didn't know I had...either ;)

Angie said...

Awesome, Su Bee! I love it! And wow you certainly got that one together QUICK---I'm the same way sometimes with a pattern, just do it, then I have these bazillions of UFOs...well, ROFL, I agree with your whole post!! :D Love those Christmas trees!

Kim said...

Oh! I love your new project! Sometimes you have to "strike" while the inspiration's fresh. Sounds like you had a lovely time! You're making me wish I knew about the quilt show and had stopped on our way home, though!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love this, too; was drooling on the page when I saw it in the magazine the other evening! I might just have to stitch this one up. Kids in the sewing room are the BEST!

julieQ said...

I am glad the quilt show went wonderfully.


My DH says that new project starts are a symbol of a creative mind, so I have started dozens. hmmmm
I don't think this is exactly what he had in mind!!

JulieQ