Today I had the house to myself and was psyched to get some serious quilt project action going. But at some point I realized that I had to organize the "stuff". Which was good, until I realized that I have 15 WIPs. And another 13 projects for which I have all the parts, but haven't actually cut into the material. Pathetic eh?
Blogger's Meet-up at the Blue Lemon at International Quilt Market in SLC .
These are fabrics I wouldn't have purchased, but when life gives you lemons....
Go see more of them at the Meet up Blog. This combo of photos pretty much sums up my experience. I talked with John from Quilt Dad, and had lunch earlier that day with Victoria from Bumble Beans. I was so busy enjoying the food and talking with 2 bloggers from Utah, that by the time I was ready to work the crowd, the give-away was over and most people had left.
Inside those pretty gift bags were some great goodies.
I had planned to do a "disappearing 9-patch" but when the color distribution didn't work like I'd imagined, I decided to use the new toy.
Here's their promo video if that doesn't make sense to you.
Cindy's Flip-Flop block from from the Shop Hop using 3 different applique techniques. The soles & straps are back-basting applique, the flower I stitched 2 pieces right-sides together, then turned through a slit on the back to make dimensional petals. The flower center is a yo-yo, using a nickel to press the yo-yo into roundness submission, then removed, re-pressed and hand appliqued in place.
Stitch n' Snip in Garden Valley, with substitution of every color except the purple.
Sadly, tomorrow, I must go back to work. But I have a lot of ideas that I wrote up as draft blog posts during Quilt Market, so I'll have posts all week, where I usually wouldn't.