Sunday, April 27, 2014

New Slow Sunday Stitching Goodies

This past Thursday I went with a group on a bus to Paducah, KY for the famous Paducah QuiltWeek. It was the first time I have gone.  Our first stop was Hancock's of Paducah. This fabric store was so large and overwhelming that I bought very little.
Then, we got to the convention center where this year's quilt entries and winners were on display. I even got to talk to a couple of the winning quilt makers. Such gorgeous quilts and there were quilting vendors galore.

I looked around for along time. When I would stop to rest I met quilters from KY, IL, MO, AR, UT, OH, and even Australia. I mentioned to one woman that she looked familiar to me. Turns out that we belong to the same quilter's association (TVQA) and recently were at a meeting together. Quilters are such friendly folk.

And, yes, I did buy a few fun things that are mostly for slow stitching. I bought a couple spools of YLI hand quilting thread. Have not tried it yet. I bought a Roxette thimble and not sure I can get accustomed to it. I got a variegated blue and purple spool of King Tut cotton thread that I plan to use to quilt my bargello quilt. I have been told that it can also be used for hand quilting by a fabulous whole cloth hand quilter.

My largest expense was on a Morgan non-slip lap stand. I chose the 10" and 14" hoop combo. I love it!
I can use the 14" side like this or flip and use the 10" side pictured below.
Last night and this morning I have been using it to continue hand quilting this wall hanging. If you look carefully you can see that I had to re-draw some of my quilting lines.
I am linking to Kathy's Quilts. See what others are working on here.

8 comments:

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I get overwhelmed in big quilt shops too. I really like YLI thread. Enjoy your Slow Sunday Stitching.

Design Originals by KC said...

Donna, Love your post today! So happy you got to go to Paducah and found some wonderful things.. love your hoop too! You will enjoy the YLI thread I know ... it is my fave for hand quilting... I love the color of the King Tut and will love to know what you thin of that when you use it on the bargello. I can't use a thimble... good luck there! lol Kathi

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I agree about Hancocks of Paducah. I bet you are going to love your new hoop! I love YLI thread for hand quilting absolutely my favorite. I hope you let us know how you like the King Tut!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I was definitely overwhelmed the first time I visited Hancock's of Paducah, too. The second time I went, I had specific plans ... patterns that I wanted fabric for, so it wasn't so overwhelming. Our bus trip on Wednesday didn't include a stop at Hancock's. But that's ok, I bought enough stuff at the Quilt Show.

I bought YLI thread at the Quilt Show ... everyone raves about it for hand quilting, so I'm going to try it on my daughter's herringbone quilt. Be sure to report how the King Tut thread works, ok?

Did you have strawberry shortcake while you were there?

Teresa in Music City said...

I know what you mean about Hancocks being overwhelming!!! I had the same experience - walked out with nothing! And that ain't normal for me :) Love your new treasures.... that thread is luscious! I really love quilting with King Tut - it lays on the fabric so nicely. And what an amazing hoop! I've never seen one like it. Your hand quilting is really looking beautiful :)

Quilter Kathy said...

Lucky you to go to Paducah! Sometimes it is overwhelming with all the choices and the people. That quilting hoop looks interesting... does it sit on your lap or on a table?

Prima Donna said...

It sits on my lap. It is actually a 14" hoop and a 10" hoop with connectors in between. I can use either side or use one hoop alone. I even had a choice on which combo of hoop sizes I wanted. I love it! Been stitching all afternoon.
Donna

Jill @ Happy2Stitch said...

Large fabric stores are overwhelming as are the large quilt shows. Your applique and quilt stitches are excellent.

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