Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Prodigal Blogger

Oh, my! Guess I have been gone for quite a while. I was very busy and also having some fun. One of the fun things I did was go the Chattanooga AQS show last month. I traveled by bus with 46 other guild members and quilters. Always some amazing quilts at these shows. Sharon had never been to an AQS show and she enjoyed all the vendors there. But, there were probably only about a third as many vendors as are at the Paducah show.

Sharon and I had been working on another bargello together...queen-sized quilts this time. I had told her that I could not get the strips put together correctly alone. But, she got way ahead of me on hers. Isn't hers gorgeous?
That big white spot is just where the sun is shining on it. I used the same colorway, but different fabrics. Sharon is free motion quilting hers now. I got my strips so screwed up that I finally just put it away. Maybe I'll bring it back out in 2016. I have plenty other projects to work on.

As if I didn't already have enough to do, I decided to take classes in Spanish. I studied French in high school and college. I can barely speak French. However, there is lots more opportunity to speak to native Spanish speakers. I am enjoying this class.

Yesterday I spent hours cutting triangles for another quilt. Took a long time, even with my Accuquilt GO. Remember the wall hanging I made for my son? I love this quilt. It started out as a full sized quilt, but DS wanted it to hang on his living room wall.
I have threatened to steal it back many times. I am using a slightly bigger triangle than this one, but basically the same colors. It will be a bed quilt. I plan to hand-piece and big stitch quilt it like the other one. 

Lots more going on. I'll try not to stay away so long next time.

May all your ups and downs today be with needle and thread.


Dana Hess said...

Wow tell Sharon her quilt is gorgeous!! Love love love it!

Teresa in Music City said...

I missed Chattanooga this year but hope to go to Paducah in 2016 - glad you had a great time! Sharon's Bargello is gorgeous!!! And you know how much I loved your son's quilt when you were working on it before.... I'm going to really enjoy the new one for you taking shape :*)

Karen Pierson said...

Love the bargello, especially those colors.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I am waiting for AQS Chattanooga to correspond with our September trip to or from Hilton Head one of these years for a stop along the way. Sharon's quilt is fabulous, and I love that HST quilt, too. I don't know that I save all that much time with my Accuquilt GO but I'm sure my cutting is more accurate and with fewer errors/miscuts (I had to cut 3 times to get 2 sets of setting triangles yesterday because I miscut).

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