Life as a Greenmonstr

Quilting and Other Facts of Life

Slowly, slowly

I didn't realize how much sewing I was doing during the afternoon until I couldn't do it anymore!  When I changed jobs, I changed from getting home at 1 p.m. to getting home at 4:45 and I haven't been sewing much since.  I have been doing some work on the McCall's Mystery Quilt, putting the rows together.  I'm about halfway there.  It's really looking wonderful.  I love it when a mystery works out so well!  Once I have the top pieced I will post a picture.  I will be sending it out for quilting, though, because I don't want to wrestle with it on my sewing machine. Besides, at the rate I am going, I would be 100 years old before I got it quilted myself!

Next month I will be going to a quilt show with a friend of mine.  We go every year and it's become a tradition. I'm really looking forward to it. I find we have bought less and less fabric at the show through the years; as our stashes have grown, we have become much more selective.  Plus, we are more experienced and understand what we need/want. We spend a lot of time looking at the wonderful work that other quilters do and we have even more appreciation for their talent now that we have been quilters for a while.  That doesn't mean we won't still be dropping some pretty good money there.  Can't wait!


Pamela said:

Know what you mean about being selective with fabric purchases. I have so many planned projects from purchases, and I cannot continue to buy fabric when I still have them waiting. But, there is always room for that fabric that catches the eye or another group project at the guild. Enjoy the show!

# July 28, 2012 7:18 PM

Lindsey said:

I know what you mean about getting more experienced with Shows and fabric. I wish now that I'd bought more "toned" type of fabric. A lot of my past purchases have quite strong themes and I realise I need more plain fabric to use it with. Sigh. Never mind! I've plenty of UF projects to be getting on with.

I also find some shows can be disappointing here (I live in the UK) as they can be a bit too "themed" and if the theme is not an interesting one (to me) it can be rather boring.

I must save some money and come over to the States one day and see some "real" quilt shows, lol!

Hope you enjoyed the show! Lindsey

# November 11, 2012 3:46 PM