Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Quilter on holiday

It's sad, I know. My idea of a break from work looks a lot like work, but it doesn't feel like it. I noticed this on the day we hung the show. We had had 1 hours sleep and there was a quilt that needed binding before it could be hung. I set my machine up in the middle of the building site which was my stand and started sewing. As soon as the stiches were forming I felt better. Daft, the thing that caused the sttress could also cure it.

On Sunday I found the Starr Designs stand. It was the first chance I had had to look around the show. I had seen her fabrics before but only online, they are more stunning in the flesh. I passed on this pattern because it was too small for my bed but I bought a lot of other fabrics. Then I got chatting near the stand and all I could see was this quilt. Well I had to have it and now it is my holiday project. As you can see it is progressing well. I hope to have some Aurifil threads to quilt it with too by the time I have the top made. It is as it says a quick and easy pattern, just what I need.

Don't forget to vote for the next section of the gallery tour, I will put that up before bed tonight.


Sandra Wyman said...

This really made me chuckle - despite exhaustion I too have been stitching so I know where you're coming from. It's so good to do a project you don't have to think too much about at times like this! And congratulations on a hugely successful exhibition.

glamlawlib said...

Enjoy your holiday, you certainly deserve it! I dropped by your gallery and it was amazing :)

WandarArt.Stitch said...

Beautiful art. work ,

Vicki said...

I love the Starr fabrics and will be interested to see your finished quilt. I bought a load of offcuts when I saw them in Houston 6 years ago - I just fell in love with the colours and patterns. I'm sooo jealous as I couldn't get to the FOQ this year (son No1 got married) and didn't know they were going to be there. Your photos of your stand and the quilts look great - sorry not to have seen them all in person