(LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)”]The count down is now 85 days until the Quilt Show! I mean seriously who wouldn’t want to go? I know it’s a lifelong dream of mine to go to Ireland. I don’t have any definitive reason but hey, if there’s a Quilt Show, tell me.. whats a better reason?
Even McCall’s has a quilting Ireland tour! SEE!! It’s not just me. Other people see quilting as a reason to go to Ireland. But wait even Ricky Tims is going to be there.. I’ve always wanted to meet Ricky Tims! I guess that’s another reason to go, right? (Shhhh… these are reasons not excuses! And I’m not done!! ) I’ve gotten all but two of the Irish Quilting Magazine since it’s premiere issue. The quilts are so beautiful. The pictures just send my imagination wild with possibilities!
Unfortunately it’s not in my budget but it doesn’t stop my dreaming about it! It’s a romantic notion and I enjoy looking into it each year.. you know, just in case my Dreamz Happen! So if you go please take pictures and tell Ricky “Hi” for me!
- I’ve been keeping a secret! (quiltingismytherapy.com)
- Four Months! (dreamzhappenquiltz.wordpress.com)
Another 6 am wake up.. I’m gonna be (more ) silly stoopid if this keeps up! I told you about my grand dog (the one with Addison’s.) She’s staying here for the next few weeks BUT she thinks it’s time to get up when she hears any noise! I have five (yes, real-life) dogs sleeping in my bed and it is a very delicate balance to keep them all sleeping.
I’m heading back to the quilt room to play with thread. I finally got the pebbles down but they are time-consuming. I think it’s worth it though.. I love the look of them! I still have to figure out the metallic bubbles, I may spend some time looking at bubbles today!
It’s getting a bit frustrating trying to figure out what I need to do to get this concept into the thread. But then I saw this (the pink bubbles) and I SEE! Do you see what I see? I can do this!
Oh, the needle changes have become second nature now.. although I did have to put nail polish on them to color code them.. I kept forgetting which was which. I won’t tell you how many times I put the same needle back on that I took off!
Well I’m missing yet another quilt show this weekend but it can’t be helped. I looked into going to the Paducah Show but finding a hotel room this late was impossible. I guess it ‘s not going to be my year for quilt shows. No worries, I’ll use my free time to make more quilts!
Image by Margriet PR via Flickr
Don’t tell anyone but the wedding quilt is coming off the table today! Then of course its binding time.. my least favorite part. But seriously I can’t tell you just how relieved I am! I was thinking it may never get finished!
OH wait! I went fabric shopping yesterday! WHOOP, WHOOP! There is nothing like a little fabric therapy (my sister does retail therapy, that’s when she buys stuff for no reason) to get the juices flowing! I got the focus fabric for the blue quilt. How amazing is that? I stopped to figure out what the pattern is and how many blocks so I’d have a basic idea for what I needed to cut. But the Memory quilt is first and yes I even figured out a pattern for that. All on the back of an envelope while waiting at the orthodontist for my DD. Bwaahaahaa, I am giddy about cutting fabric!
I sat and watched DD tie dye a bunch of shirts yesterday.. I gave her two of mine to do too. She had a ball! I can’t wait to see how they turn out.. they are still in plastic bags waiting to be rinsed and washed.
Quilt Skipper posted some AMAZING pictures of quilts in the Pacific International Quilt Festival y’all have to see them!
- Quilt On!! (dreamzhappenquiltz.wordpress.com)
Here’s another … I love the colors in these quilts!
Australasian Quilt Convention ~ 2011
The Australasian Quilt Convention is on in Melbourne from April 14 to April 17, 2011 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens; it is one of my favorite quilt shows and of course I have been counting down the days …
… and it was everything I hoped for. As is tradition, I spent this day with my sister and mother. We had a fantastic time enjoying the company of fellow bloggers, like minded quilters and fabric addicts. Quite some time was spent gazing at stunning quilts. For those of you who couldn’t be there I thought I would share with you some of my color, pattern and quilt inspiration:
via Red Pepper Quilts: Australasian Quilt Convention ~ 2011.
I’m posting link to several blogs about Quilt Shows.. There’s loads of pictures but you must visit the blog to see them all!
WACO QUILT SHOW
Last weekend, Hubby and I went to Waco, Texas, home of Baylor University, Texas Rangers Museum (the law enforcement agency, not the baseball club), and the Dr. Pepper Museum. We didn’t stop to visit any of these sites, but we did attend the quilt show hosted by the Homespun Quilters’ Guild at the Waco Expo Complex. Here are photos of just a few of our favorites.
via QBG: WACO QUILT SHOW.