Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Emerging From Hanging Sleeve Hell

Whew! I did it! I got all my hanging sleeves attached for the quilts I plan to hang in my guild's annual show. I kept putting them off, forgetting that there is a lot of hand-sewing involved, which takes time! I spent a good two days getting them attached by machine and then sewn down by hand. Oh... a couple of the quilts needed to be bound, as well. So all this prep work has prevented me from doing the fun stuff that I want to do: creative sewing, aka PLAY time in the sewing room. But I have now emerged from the Hanging Sleeve Drudgery and will be free to play.

Here are the six quilts I will have in the show. You may be interested to know that almost all of these were inspired by fellow bloggers.

inspired by Tonya of Lazy Gal Quilting

inspired by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts

inspired by Victoria of Bumble Beans

inspired by Wanda of Exuberant Color

This one was inspired by the pattern which looked easy, and an impulsive purchase of fabric.

This is a quilt block painted on a chunk of wood. It was a guild project after our speaker on Barn Quilts. We're going to have a fence row with our barn quilts displayed on it. I discovered I am a lousy painter. See where it is pink in the patterned part? I was trying to be smart. I poured the yellow background paint into the red paint, hoping it would make orange. It didn't. It made pink. Oh, well. Live and learn.

This is the small quilt I am putting in the small quilt auction part of our store. It was inspired by Victoria of Bumble Beans.

If you can make it to the Twin Cities, Minnesota on the right days during the month of February, go on over to the History Society building in South St. Paul and check out our show. Here are the details.

1 comment:

BrendaLou said...

oh, I wish, I wish, I wish.....NEXT YEAR for sure.