Anybody out there going to the AQS quilt show in Grand Rapids??? This will be my first big time quilt show. I can’t believe the Paducah show is now the Grand Rapids show, well for the next three years, I’m told. You have until 3 o’clock today to pre-register and buy your tickets. I’m SO excited!!
The Honeycomb quilt is down to the center seam. I was waiting on a final measurement for the width and I’ve got it now. I picked up Kona Ash for the back. 8 yards. Jeesh, that’s a lot of fabric! I’ve chosen the batting, but I’ve yet to decide how to quilt it. Arrgg. I’d like to machine quilt it but it is SO big and I am SO inexperienced at it! It seems so much easier just to hand quilt it, I know how I’d do that… But I really like how Malka did hers. It almost looks like matelassé. And I just now realized I bought Quilters Dream request, not select. Pretty sure I don’t want request? Double Arrggg.
I’m down to the last few hours of hand quilting the borders of my wall hanging. I decided to just crosshatch it all the way. I tend to mark as I go and was marking in the car and now my rulers have all gradually migrated to the house while I am back at the cottage…. So today I’m off to the grocery store to see if they have any to finish marking this baby. Otherwise I’ll have to find time to go the distance to the quilt shop : )
And I pulled this pretty stack of fabric for a quick project. I was surprised at how many limey greens I had. Many had been cut into, some were just waiting for brilliance to strike! This is possibly my earliest start to any Christmas project, at my house, ever!
I got this pretty little package in the mail this week.
If you paid attention, you’ll recognize it. You’ve seen it in the past, now it’s in the hands of the USPS for the new baby in the family. I hate having to mail packages and wait, and wait, and wait. Then worry whether or not they got it, like it, or even care about hand-made. Not this family, per se, but in general… That’s what you get with living so far away from family…