I just returned from the fabulous quilt show in Lancaster PA. I visited the downtown area and surrounding countryside. I am VERY careful not to take any pictures of the Amish people front the front. I did get this wonderful one of a young man about to turn into his field.
I met up with several of my friends from across different states. It was THE perfect trip. We saw wonderful quilts---ate too much delicious food-----spent too much money---stayed up too late and laughed and reveled in our togetherness. AND---not one speck of NEWS.
Believe it or not---the world will still turn if you do not watch any TV or listen to radio news. You will not hear the shrill voices of discontent.
I was cleaning up my sewing room and refolding my stash. I found a yard of this wonderful golf fabric I do not even remember buying. It may have been given to me by a quilt friend for a charity quilt. I also found a sports type one that will be perfect for another mans quilt.
I used the easy block pattern and have a really fast quilt for a guy. I tried my ocean wave edge to edge quilting design I am learning. I like this design and am getting better at it.
I like to make at least one child's quilt to donate at our guild meeting. We have a member who takes them to our local hospital. I realized I had not done one the day before the meeting.
All went well until I was quilting it. I was trying to use some bright gold thread but it kept shredding. Grrrrrrrrrrr So I switched to red that I had JUST used for a Quilt of Valor. It still broke a couple of times but not as bad as the yellow. I think I need to get some larger needles to have on hand for moments like this.
I received the second pattern in the monthly mailing. This one used Layer Cakes and I had one waiting on my shelf. I bought it on sale and then had no idea what to do with it. This is not a fabric line I would ordinarily choose but turned out really pretty. This will go to our local Hospice.
I always learn something on each quilt and this one taught me DO NOT try stitch in the ditch with dark thread. I changed to my little wiggle line and all was fine. I had my beloved prewound bobbins and had no problem with tension.
More stash was used for the backing and I can see my fabric dwindling. There is still plenty but I am definitely using more than I buy.