It’s business as usual around here . . .
I guess I should say BUSY-ness as usual . . . it gets kinda hectic sometimes.
I’m getting very close to moving into my new sewing room upstairs, but beginning next week, I’m traveling a lot, so I simply won’t have time to get that done until I land again. Maybe June? August? Who knows?
My daughter bought me these two handy rolling carts with drawers, and they’re still in the boxes — I need to get them assembled. And as you can see, I still need to cover my design wall. And paint the trim boards . . . and and and . . .
I’m thick into designing new quilts, pattern writing, sample making, teaching contracts, supply lists, vendor booth prep, class prep, contest entries, deadlines, and of course, sewing and quilting for others. No wonder I feel like I need a nap every day!
I’ll show you a little bit of what I’ve been working on . . .
Here’s the back side of a king-sized custom-quilted Sampler quilt that I just finished. I won’t be blogging about this quilt, and this is the only picture I have, but I thought the back looked really nice when I got it done.
I also quilted my local guild’s annual raffle quilt. The committee did a wonderful job of piecing the quilt. I quilted large feathers in the blue areas, a small stipple in the beige background areas, then outlined the stars and put a small design in the center of each one. I didn’t take any pictures of it, for some reason — and I stole this one from the committee:
And I’ve done a few more projects for Dear Stella in preparation for International Quilt Market. I made two of the most darling shirts, and a very fun quilt, all from the book, Liberty Love, by Alexia Abegg. If you don’t have this book, you should get it. It has all sorts of fabulous projects. You can see the projects I made for Dear Stella by clicking HERE.
I used their new Ludlow fabric collection. This collection has some cotton shirtings, and they felt wonderful! And not as much wrinkling, either — I certainly loved that part!
Next week I’m off to the AQS Show in Paducah, KY. I’ll be there Thursday afternoon and all day Friday with my sister, viewing the quilts and shopping the vendors. If you see me, stop me and say hi! I’d love to meet you.
And before I go, I’m announcing the March prize winner in the 350 Blocks Project: It’s Sue H.! Congratulations, Sue! Everyone keep making those blocks.
And have a great Easter weekend — don’t eat too many chocolate eggs!