TGIF, 1/23/2015

WIPs Be Gone

WIP Status:

 1. Flowers and Baskets – Finished quilting two of the four borders. I probably would have gotten more done but I ran out of bobbin thread.  I’ll try to get the other two borders done tonight.  I noticed that I run out of steam after one border so I’ll be pushing myself.  But I want to get this baby done so I can work on Tell It To The Stars next.  I did go through my drawer where Flowers and Baskets was hiding before I pulled it out to quilt and I have fabric.  It’s the same fabric as the border.  I think this was just left over fabric.  I was going to use it as my binding but I don’t think I’ll like it.  Since the quilt is already off the machine, I think I’ll take it to the LQS to get fabric for the binding.  This quilt was a BOM a couple of years ago (okay more like 4) so I’m sure they would love to see the almost finished project.

Flowers and Baskets  in the machine 1/19/2015

Flowers and Baskets
in the machine
1/19/2015

Road to California in Ontario is this week.  I wanted to attend classes and workshops like I did at PIQF in 2013 but I still have a bunch of UFOs from the classes I attended then.  So I held off.  I can always go to PIQF this year if I wanted to, or go to Road to CA next year.  So I am not attending classes.  But I want to check out the quilts and visit the vendors to see what’s new. So that’s tomorrow!  I’m super excited about it.  Unlike PIQF and the Long Beach Quilt Show, I will not be buying kits.  I’ve got a bunch of kits that is still waiting for me to get to.  I will be looking for tools, stuff for bag-making, batting, and if I happen to find fabric I love – then fabric.  I generally do not buy fabric at shows because I get overwhelmed with the selection but I have an idea now of what my two LQS generally have and what they do not have so I think I have more of a discerning eye this time around.  We’ll see.  I have to keep in mind that in a few months, we’ll be having our SoCal Shop Hop and I know I’ll be buying fabric and things there too so unlike previous shows I’ve been to, I’m not there just to buy whatever takes my fancy!

Happy Quilting everyone!
Melanie

5 responses »

  1. Such gorgeous fabrics in your lovely basket. I need to get brave enough to quilt something this year….it’s been awhile since I’ve tried.

  2. Oh, gosh – yes – I couldn’t possibily justify going to a new class for quite a while. I did register for a nice retreat at the beginning of March that is a bring-your-own set-up, and I’m really looking forward to that. Sure wish it had a gigantic fantastic quilt show tied to it, though!! ;D

  3. I hope you’re having a great time at Road! I haven’t been to either of those shows in several years. I always went with my best friend, but she was sick and now she’s gone, but I have fond memories of both shows, and classes taken. Love your baskets quilt.

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