Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A patching we will go
Hi you people. I am getting ready to pack up a wholotta patchwork and head to Austin with my honey. With the help of my pal Brittney I have finished up 5 new quilt tops in the past 10 days. It has honestly been the most fun I have had in a long time. Some of them I started a while ago, all of them have had their fabrics stacked and waiting for months. Four of them are for various children of mine.
There is seldom a large chunk of time for me that is devoted to making for the sake of making alone. While I will be teaching from them at QuiltCon this week, there is no pattern or rhyme or reason to any of them, just purely going for it. Next week, once we're back I will share one with you every day and talk about inspirations, ideas, etc., okay? If you are going to QuiltCon, my lecture is Friday, 1:00-1:50pm, and I will also be hanging out at the Stitch Lab booth on Saturday morning, 9:00-10:00am, so please come and say hello. Both of the classes that I am teaching have been sold out, but otherwise you can generally find me looking a little roundish and also looking for fish tacos.
The above little number is the bonus pillow project that comes with my Fields Aflutter embroidery pattern. I have been meaning to get a group of photos for that over here forever, so that'll be real soonish.
I started this moth embroidery in the center over the summer while I was accompanying my mom to radiation treatment everyday for several weeks. Isn't it always amazing the amount of emotion you can stitch into something? This will always be particularly special to me for that reason. I am happy to see this moth surround by some patchwork love now.
More patchwork love is launching on CreativeBug tomorrow with the first of my quilting classes (yippee) along with 8 more workshops from talents such as Kaffe, Heather, Liza and Sue. Such good company!!!
Take care and follow me to Austin on IG, lots of love, xoxoxAM