Why is it that the older you get, the faster time flies. I wish that life would just slow down a bit…..I get things done but just not as many as possible.
International Quilt Festival was amazing……….it was my first major show and the quilts were amazing. There were all styles and degrees of perfection. I know now that I’m not sure I want to make a quilt just so it could hang in a show. I make common ordinary quilts and the quilts at the show were not common and ordinary. My favorite quilt was the Best of Show by Caryl Bryer Fallert. I had a class with her the next day and the back story that she provided about the quilt was even more amazing than the quilt. They say every quilt has a story and Caryl’s story is amazing. Sometimes the quilts are all about life and discovering or rediscovering yourself.
In the shopping department…..I didn’t do to bad……..the Houston Festival is a buyers paradise. Just about every quilting tool is there. I thought about getting the Go Cutter……I just couldn’t quite talk myself into it……it is an amazing tool and the booth always had a lot of people around it….I guess that was the “tool of the year” at Festival.
I also took classes while I was there. The teachers was awesome and I learned a bunch…..what was the best part for me, in the long arm department is…..I’ve been doing things right!!! I have been basically self-taught when it comes to long arming……there are no local classes available and once the dealer leaves after set up…..its just all you. The internet has been a valuable resource but nothing beats learning in person. I hope to take in more classes in the future……research and development will be figured into my yearly must haves.
this week….on my home machine with a tool to help in the process. You know, I started out quilting everything on my domestic sewing machine and because I love the machine quilting so much….that’s when I decided to move up to the long arm…..but I still do little things on my home machine……just to see if I can do it.
Purchased since last report 6 yards
Used since last report 1.5 yards
Given away as a gift .5 yards
YTD Purchases 71.0 yards
YTD used 81.0 yards
Net Used YTD 10 yards
I’m still in positive territory yet…this week I have a kit coming in that I ordered…..I seen it at Festival and it was just too good to pass up……of course…….its hand dyeds……….just to tough to resist.
This week I’m starting a long term project………a bunch of nine patches are going to be needed……..the project will all be from my stash so I will be reducing!!!!