Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Quick Catch Up

HI!  I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged!  I've been busy, though, and have lots to share.  I'll break it up into a few posts, though.

First, I went to Airing of the Quilts in Tunkhannock, on Saturday , October 4.  According to the website, it is supposed to be the last.  I'm hoping it's not, and that someone else decides to take it over.  I understand it's a huge project for one day, but it makes me, and so many others really happy.  The whole town participates.  They hang quilts everywhere, on houses, on fences, in store windows, etc.  Then there are 3 indoor shows, including the PA Invitational.  The charities and churches in the area also do fundraisers, so it's beneficial to the whole town.  I've gone a few years.  If you want to see some photos, go to my Picasa album.  It's easier than trying to upload almost 300 pictures here.  The day started out rainy, but it turned out gorgeous.  Great Foliage colors, stunning quilts, and a nice drive.

I also finished this baby quilt.  It was a custom order, to coordinate with a lavender and grey nursery, with a throw rug in a tile print.  She requested the flannel backing with baby footprints, which is available in my Etsy store.  I had the tile print lavender fabric, and decided to do a strip quilt using the tile and some lavenders and grey.  I think it will look great in the baby's room, and my customer is very pleased.  I used a few ideas from famous quilters to come up with a stitch that I liked for this.  It's a combo of a flowered feather and Jester's Hat to move between the feathers.  It was fun, and gave a good texture to the quilt.  Oh, Aurifil 50wt to piece this, plus 40 wt in the lavender variegated to quilt the top, and white in the back.  4 bobbins used, in total. Warm & Natural cotton batting.   It measures about 42 by 48".  I hope the baby has many peaceful nights with this quilt.

I've finished other quilts, too, but need to add that info in another post.  Thanks for visiting!
I'll be back soon!


Uniquely Yours Creations said...

I've always wanted to go to the "Airing Of the Quilts" but never made it. They should have something like that here in Lancaster!
I enjoyed looking at the quilts in your album!
The baby quilt came out very pretty!
I can't do that Jester motif - I tried and always get lost! LOL Good Job!

Astrid said...

Beautiful baby quilt! Love the colors. Lots of pretties in your album.