So here we are, just a mere 3 days to go. Kids are officially on a 2 week hiatus. I have mailed off my last client quilt of the year. You'd think I'd have plenty of time to do "whatever". Right?!?
If only. My mom took them all off yesterday to lunch and a movie and to a couple shops to kill time. I stayed home and wrapped, and wrapped, and then a little more wrapping! I am slowly plugging forward on two 2015 (hopefully!) show quilts that are silk. One is oh so close to being ready to block. Next week I believe, then it can be bound. My hope is to have a Mid-Atlantic entry so it must be done quickly! The other quilt is 82" square and is requiring some pick out, some applique after quilting, which is no easy task. I am trying to be patient with this one, telling myself that having it be good is better than having it done. Easier said than done though. I will put it back on the frame for 3-5 days of finish quilting when kids return to school. Then it is finito. Promise. There is an article due in 2 weeks that I finished up this past weekend. And I am plugging away on literature to pass out at my 4 classes I am teaching at MQX in April. Here's a glimpse at a couple of the samples I am working on...top one is for a wide borders class and the orange is for Fearless Feathers. I still have 3 more borders to quilt out at some point! It is always something, I tell you!...and then there's that "secret" project that I just can't leak anything about yet...good golly do I need a vacation!
So let me show you a few pics of this very sweet hand appliqued 20's-30's replica fabrics quilt. There were 144 heart blocks if I remember right! The edge will be trimmed square before binding.