Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Janome

I am so excited.  I got a new Janome 3160.  I got it before Quiltcon but just had a chance to play with it today.  I used it to sew up a Madrona Road drawstring bag.  I had done some improv curves and used that piece on the front.  We are having our Madrona Road Challenge contest at tomorrow's Austin Modern Quilt Guild meeting.

Quiltcon was amazing.  I was a volunteer and spent many an hour there.  I was lucky enough to be a workshop assistant for both Susan Cleveland and Bill Kerr.  I had the opportunity to go to a meet and greet with the Modern Quilt Guild board of directors and other guild leaders.  Everyone was so nice and even if my allergies were challenging my ability to talk I had a good time.  I was so proud of all the volunteers from our guild and everywhere else in the country.  We did contribute to the success of the event.  Next Quiltcon is 2015.  Yeah.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Back to Farmer's Wife

Someone posted their completed Farmer's Wife Quilt and I got inspired to go back and work on mine.  I had thirty blocks completed so I only need 20 more for a lap quilt.  I got motivated and cut out five more block pieces.  Now to find time to sew them together.

I got my really truly pink quilt top pieced.  The weather was not conducive to picture taking a week ago and this weekend I got to enjoy the Livestock Show in San Antonio with grandkids.  I don't think I sat down for five hours.  My feet and legs were really sore this morning.  We had fun though.

Tomorrow I have to piece a baby quilt top for a friend who is an exhibitor at Quiltcon.  Luckily the pattern is easy.  I can have it done by the afternoon.  I am trying some curved improv for my Madrona Road Challenge Quilt.  I need to have that done in a week or so for our guild meeting.  I am aiming for the grand prize.

This week is Quiltcon.  I am trying to get in shape for my 18.5 hours of volunteer work plus lectures.  Phew!  Thursday through Monday are going to be hectic.  I may need some of those Dr. Scholls gellin' insoles.