It’s funny how things work sometimes. I just happened to park in front of the liquor store, where the clerk could look directly at my car. I have a front license plate that says “I love quilting”.
The conversation went like this.
Him- are you a quilter?
Him- have you ever made a crown royal quilt?
Me- not yet, but my son is collecting the bags for one.
Him- do you want some bags?
Him- hold on and I’ll get you some. (he then gets a paper sack from under the counter and opens it. Sits it on the end of the counter and waits on the customer that walks up.)
Him- I’ll have to get them out of my truck. I’ll be right back. (There is no one in the store, so he goes out to his truck and I stood outside the door.)
After what seemed like forever…..he came around the corner carrying the paper sack.
I then realized ‘why’ it took him so long!
Boy did I hit the jackpot!!! I got home and counted 117 Crown Royal bags!! Holy cow! Now I need to decide on a pattern…….
Have you ever made a Crown Royal quilt?
I actually have something on my wall this week. It’s a simple block to make, so the top should go together pretty quick. I’m using a soft grey as the background fabric. That wasn’t my original plan but I do like the way it’s looking so far.
to see other design walls go to www.patchworktimes.com
I love getting new gadgets, but trying to figure them out sometimes is confusing. I am going to try to add a picture on here, just to see if I can. I wrote about my friend Barbs new book a couple days ago, and sometimes it shows up and sometimes it doesn’t. So I will post the picture of the new book here. it appears to be showing up. I don’t know what happened to the post that I wrote about her new book. I am so excited about it being released. I got to quilt several of the quilts in it. I was reading it today and I am ready to try the back basting technique. I’ve seen her do it, but not being an applique person………….well…….I will try!!
Barb has a blog too. It’s barbsfavorites.com. You can check it out to see what she’s up to.
Ok, well, I hope this posts……….
I finished the quilting on the guild opportunity quilt, I haven’t taken time to show how it looks with the quilting. I did lots of feathers on it. I knew I wanted feathers in the purple points around the center block.
After doing all the purple pointed areas, I put in a background fill of just random stuff. I did the outside border next because I knew I was going to run a continuous feather all the way around the quilt.
That left only the side setting triangles left I quilted and I wasn’t sure what to put in those areas. Finally I decided that since I love quilting feathers……..yep, I put feathers in them! LOL!!
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed seeing the pics. Ticket sales were great at our quilt show last weekend. The drawing is in November. I hope I win!! LOL!!!!!
That’s it for now………..
I’ve spent most of the day today cleaning my quilting area. It looks nice. LOL! I wish it looked this nice all the time!
I had to clean because I have a class tomorrow. We’ve had to reschedule this class a couple of times because of snow. Finally, we’ve got past the dang snow!! I’m looking forward to the ladies coming tomorrow. I’ll be teaching my basics class. I quilted a donation tonight with a quick panto so I would have a quilt ready for binding. I will show them how to put the binding on with the longarm. I hope they learn alot from the class.
I have muslin loaded on the machine, ready for them to get started. I guess now I need to get to bed so that I’m not too tired!
That’s it for now…
Wow, has this been a busy month. So much for my blogging every day! LOL!!
Since it’s Wednesday, I figured I could share what I’ve got on the machine. It’s the opportunity quilt. I’m running out of time on this! Our quilt show is May 4th. Ugh! I have to finish the quilting and then it gets piping, binding and a sleeve. Nothing like stress! I’ve had the hardest time with trying to figure out HOW to quilt it. I just keep doing a bit here and then a bit there and hopefully when I’m done it will look ok. ……..oh my, better get back to it…………..