Saturday, October 4, 2008

Machine Quilting





I had a large chunk of time yesterday and I was able to machine quilt. Yee-Haw! The quilt I worked on was made with blocks I received in a block exchange I participated in. The blocks are all made with Kaffe Fassett fabrics. We did two sizes, 10" (finished) and 5". I hope to get this finished next week. While I am a finisher, sometimes things get in the way of my best laid plans. (Usually those things are either my husband or one of my children.) I am pleased with how it is looking.
I am also happy to announce that the 2009 Texas Poetry calendar is out. There is a quilt on the cover. It is my quilt. Yeah! The art work was done by my girlfriend Kristee. I have known her since before we could drive, (over half our lives.) She is a double genius! (Luv ya Kris!) You can get a copy at Book People in Austin or go to www.dosgatospress.org.
Do your fingers ever just get the itch to sew even if you don't have a particular project in mind? This little blue quilt is a result of that. It is made totally of leftover fabric from a couple of previous project. Didn't it turn out cute? I have to say quilting makes my skirt fly up! Yipee!

1 comment:

becky said...

ok, Shelly, my eyes just about popped outta my head when I saw those quilts! Bee-youtiful! Then when you said "Kaffe-Fasset" I thought, oh yes, must get some and play!
Congratulations on your AAQG show wins! Your quilts were gorgeous, and I also enjoyed your demonstration on machine quilting. You are so entertaining! It's neat that you are so obsessed with quilty stuff... it makes for a great inspiration for me. I am such a fan! :)