10/2/09

Back to quilting

Okay, I've pulled myself back from piecing all those BOM's and leader/ender projects and gotten back to quilting the apple themed quilt. And, yes, I am having fun again. I just needed to step away from it for a few days to get back in the mood. I pinned an apple basket motif to the quilt last night and started the quilting while Sydney read aloud to me and this morning I got to work on it for a little while longer. Then, I stole a little extra time before I left for work and worked on it until my bobbin ran dry. I decided that was as good a cue to stop as I was likely to get, so I stepped away and came on in. But, I have to admit, if I get a half a chance, I'll be out of here early and I'll sit back down at that machine for another round. I love the peace of knowing that needle is just going up and down. No surprises. No emergencies. Just me and my machine, doing what we do best.

Tomorrow is the Chisholm Trail quilt show in Round Rock, TX. I can't wait! I've settled on an amount of cash I'm going to take, and it's my goal not to buy any new fabric (haaa haaa haaa...yes, I'm laughing with you cuz we all know better than that!) Okay, I'm back from busting my own gut. Maybe I should just say I don't plan to buy any new fabric and we'll see how it goes from there. What I'd like to find are the bobbin washers. I'd like to think they'll help me regulate my tension a lttle better than I've been able to on either of my machines. I always either have to choose between bobbin pop-up or top thread pop-down. Not a problem when the top and bottom threads match, but so often I want to quilt with different threads on the top and bottom and for now, I'm settling for picking a side for the pop and coloring them with a fabric marker. Think a quilt judge will notice??

Next weekend, I'm taking Saturday and sewing with my mentor on our Indian Orange Peel quilts. Check out this link. This guy from manquilters made the quilt in green and called it Indian Lime Peel. Mine won't be nearly this bright, but isn't that just a fantastic quilt??? Mine is in oranges and grays. This looks tough, but it's just such an easy pattern. It's by Karen K Stone if anyone wants to give it a try. Just don't finish before I do...;-)

Okay, I don't really plug TV shows, but if you're not watching GLEE, then you're really missing out on some really talented young people. The plot is very high school, but the singing is FANTASTIC!!! Rob says the reruns are available on hulu and it would be well worth your time to catch up on the first 4 or 5 episodes. We can blog about how wonderful it is and drum up some more viewers. Hey, I'm shameless. The more people watching, the longer it will stay on the air!

Y'all take care. With my Blogtoberfest commitment, I'll be blogging over the weekend. Maybe I'll post some pics from the show. This time, I'm going to write down the names of the quilts and quilters as I photograph so I can give full credit on the blog. See ya' round the net. Lane

6 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Have fun this weekend...sounds like it is going to be so much fun!! Love the quilt above...but it looks very hard...just sayin'.

I spent yesterday on the phone looking for someone to make a t-shirt quilt for my daughter for a graduation gift in December...I KNOW I can do it, but I felt like time was running out...the prices were unbelieveable... so much so, I am off to the quilt shop today to get what I need and get started.... crossing my fingers I can do it, but I think I can...does not seem to hard....

Have a great weekend....I know you will!!

Becky said...

Well, I checked out the Lime Peel and it is a fantastic quilt, but I have to admit it is so bright it hurt my eyes!! That is just a fabulous pattern. Can't wait to see the pics from the show.
Have a great time!

Auntie Em said...

Your Indian Peel quilt is destined to be a stunner. I think it's awesome that you have a mentor to quilt together with.

I very much enjoyed reading your last post, and about your great grandmother. I remember well the double knit days.

You can count me in as someone who's been watching "Glee". As a former girl's glee club member I just had to watch, right? There's a nice mix of characters, some you love and some you love to hate. I think my favorite is the shy, germophobic guidance counselor.

Quiltluver said...

Yes, that Lime Peel quilt is beautiful, and yours is going to be just as beautiful. Hey, I was just doing a little coloring myself. I didn't think anyone else was admitting to this practice. Have fun at the quilt show tomorrow. I'm going to a quilt show too.

viridian said...

Lane:
I gave you a mention on my blog - as the one who got me into Blogtoberfest.

And I love Glee too. Wrote about it today. Let's start that groundswell of support.

Shirleymac said...

I'll have to check out that show. Thanks. There's so little on TV these days we end up watching Holmes on Holmes reruns. The orange peel quilt is awesome. I don't like the colours in his but I love the fabrics you choose so I know yours will be a stunner.