Wednesday, June 06, 2012

One Life

Yesterday I packed up some of my quilts and went to visit the quilt guild in Vittoria. I met some women who read my blog and it's always a surprise to me that my quilting adventures are followed by anyone except my family! 
Thanks for reading, and for your encouragement :)

We enjoyed a fabulous potluck lunch, and just look at this amazing dessert table! 
Everything was delicious - well, I didn't try everything, but what I did eat was amazing!

Here are the quilters waiting patiently for the trunk show  to start, while I goofed around with my camera. I couldn't fit them all in one shot, but here are most of creative quilters from the Simcoe area that attended the meeting .
During the business part of the meeting I did a little hand quilting on one of my longer term quilting projects. I started embroidering these blocks in March 2008 and sewed them into a quilt top in June last yearI was hoping to finish up this quilt a long time ago, but the idea that it wanted to be hand quilted would not go away, and eventually I gave in!
I finally have the quilt basted, and decided to "big stitch" the red chains with perle cotton, and do some hand quilting with white quilting thread in and around the blocks. I'm not going to mark anything, and I'm just going to quilt it in the same manner as I drive the car...start out in the general direction I want to go, and figure it out as I go along, using my intuition and common sense to guide me. 

I saw this on Lori's blog, and just loved it! 

Yesterday I was doing everything I ever wanted to do, and today will be more of the same!


Janet O. said...

Looks like you had a crowd, Kathy. Were they a tough bunch? : )
Very pretty quilt with your stitchery. Reminds me that I have some hand quilting I am neglecting.

Sharon said...

Looks like you've been having fun! Wish I could have seen your "show".

At my age, that sign is getting on to scary! I DO need to act accordingly!

Mary said...

Nice to be able to show off your pretty quilts for a nice quilt group. My boys claim they don't read my BLOG, but their wives tell me different. We know who appreciates our quilting, HUH?

Cathy said...

What a great crowd!!!

antique quilter said...

what a pretty quilt, your quilting idea sounds great.
LOVE this saying and I agree quilting every day sounds like the perfect plan!

Kate said...

Looks like a lot of fun.