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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Is it Fall yet?

We woke up early to a huge crack of thunder in the dark and flashes of lightning that lit up the whole room.  It poured most of the day since, and I think Fall is really here.  SO unusual for Vegas in October to get this kind of weather, but we are enjoying every minute of it!  We began to think that summer would never end.  The heat was never going to let up---so it was nice to turn off the AC and just open the doors and windows.  Speaking of windows, Roxy was not too sure about the whole thing.  I guess she just had to check out the weather in the window most of the day.  Poor Roxy, no walks today! 
Doesn't she look just pitiful?  Maybe her real name is Pitiful Pearl.  She stared out that window for hours! 

So, while listening the the pound of thunder I kept myself very busy sewing today.  I also picked out fabric for a new tree skirt.  Winterbury by RJR Fabrics.  I think it will make a really pretty tree skirt.  I'll keep you posted on that one!

I love this line.  There will be a new quilt and tablerunner coming out in this line for next year.  There is just a hint of gold lines in some of the fabrics and they have that elegant feel.

I'm also practicing hard on improving my longarm skills and here is the back of a quilt that shipped this week for Houston.  Of course sometimes, the back shows the quilting even better than the front of the quilt!  I must do a wholecloth someday.  It's on my bucket list!!! 

Here's the front of the same quilt!!
It's difficult getting the designs to show up on really busy fabrics, so deciding what to quilt is the biggest challenge!!  This is a line called "Chloe" by Benartex.  It will show at Houston Quilt Market.
Here's another sneak peak of a quilt for RJR Fabrics called  "A is for Annabelle".  What a sweet children's line this is!

This quilt uses an alphabet panel that is just so cute.  And instead of binding, I made a ruffled edge.  I love my Bernina #86 foot for ruffles.  You can adjust the dept of the pleat and the distance between them.  It makes doing ruffles a snap! 

I wasn't expecting to attend Houston Market this year, but I had one of those days when everything just happened to fall into place in one day, and well, I'm going!  I can hardly wait to see my favorite booths, make contacts with people I usually only talk to on the phone or visit via email, and I"m really looking forward to seeing the latest trends.  I'll take my camera and report back!  Until then, I have 3 more quilts to finish and ship next week for Market.  So until next time,  keep quilting!!


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

I have only just decided that long arm quilting is a talent - and you definitely have a talent for it. I have never tried it, but would like to some day. I still continue to quilt by hand - and it's really slow!

Have fun in Houston.


PS - WOW!! 2 post in one month!

pajudie said...

WOW - that quilting is beautiful. That takes a lot of talent. Also, love that fabric for your tree skirt - looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Sherri said...

The quilting is absolutely beautiful, and yes, wasn't it nice to finally get the beautiful fall weather here!

John'aLee said...

Girlie....look what practice gets you! To think you asked me years ago what machine to buy...and now you are so far ahead of me in quilting skills!! I am sooo proud of you!
I'm not sure if I am going to make it to market...but we will be at the festival right after it. Are you getting to stay for that? If so you must stop by and see me!

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