Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hope it is Warmer in Paducah!

Woke up this morning to snow on the ground. There wasn't a lot. But it is enough to lose faith that it is spring around here. So looking forward to the AQS show later this week. I really hope it will be a lot warmer there than it will be here. Local forecasts here are predicting most nights to be in the 30s this week - yuck! 
I think Gina and I are as prepared as we can be for the trip. We have received great advice from friends who have gone to AQS regularly. We have a list of events, shows, vendors, restaurants, and so much more. I am not afraid that we don't now all the options, just that we will have enough time to fit it all in. Also hoping to get to meet some follow Stashbusters - the plan is to have a meet-up at 11:45 each day with any who are around.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Making Room

OK, only 2 weeks till the big AQS quilt show, and since I know I will be bringing (or shipping) back lots of patterns, books and fabrics to start new projects I needed to make some room and get some unfinished quilts done. These two pictured here were both given to Kathy Russell last week to quilt on her long-arm machine. They will not be ready until after I get back, but then only the bindings will need to be added.

The first one is my Bloomin' Steps quilt, the second one is the large crib-sized quilt I make from Cheryl's lilac and purple fabrics. I also dropped off my NY Beauty quilt down at Distinctive Quilting last week. As I am having custom quilting done on that quilt it will not be ready for a couple of months.

In the meantime I have started another half-square triangle quilt. I am using Thangles again. Each stack has 8 blocks with the same fabric combination.