September 26, 2011

Happy Fall!

This month is my turn in the Fall Bee I am in over at Flickr.  I am requesting a wonky log cabin block that is 12 x 12.  Here is my test block so you get sneak a peak of the fabric.  It will be exciting to see how everyone does a little something different with this and I can't wait to start getting them back.

September 24, 2011

Parker County Quilt Show 2011

Happy Saturday. This morning I attended an annual quilt show, hosted by the Quilter's Guild of Parker County, with a theme of "Celebrating Texas".  I learned a few things about myself, my new friend and my quilting style.
First up - my quilting style.  Looking at over 80 quilts (mostly traditional and in lighter intensity colors than I am used to) made me realize that I like color -  bright, vivid, strong, solid color.  I also don't like the feather looking quilting.  Don't get me wrong, it is nice and appropriate on some quilts but to me, it is dated. Next is my friend, Sally.  We have just started a friendship based on our mutual love of quilting and Nebraska.  She is direct (which I love), gracious, honest and independent.  She recently moved to Texas from my home state of Nebraska and we have a delightful time sharing observations of differences we notice between the two places. I look forward to more enjoyable outings with her. Lastly  - myself.  I am a modern quilter.  I don't like a whole lot of little pieces, don't much care for the stars, don't enjoy lots of brown in a quilt, and have a really hard time liking traditional quilts.  I am absolutely amazed at the patience and the hours it must take to make some of these quilts but they aren't my style.  I pulled out my fabric stash when I got home and it's confirmed.  I am a modern quilter!

September 22, 2011

Fabric is on the way!

This post brings me much happiness as I just completed an order for fabric.  It seems, that I have purchased so much from this particular vendor this year that I was offered 20% off of my entire order but I must redeem by today, so...I just had to utilize that perk.  The order contaings more colors of Kona solids, some Christmas fabric, more Pimatex circles, a glue pen (for my Travelling Circles Bee) a new Kona color card (because I put mine in such a super safe place that even I don't recall where it is - sigh) and some Terrain backing fabric as the decision has been made as to what I will make with my previously purchased layer cake and of course some "I will use it someday" fabric.  As you can imagine, my head is buzzing with new projects to start when the box arrives. The first project will be cutting into my Kona sunflower, grass green and orange to make strips to send out to my Fall Bee members - October is my month! Tomorrow is Friday and guess what I am doing this weekend? Quilting of course!