Friday, October 2, 2009

At Home

The big quilt show vendor booth has passed and my fabric, what's left of it, is home and in its place where I can admire it...

The design wall has lots of color and is a happy space...


Now the bags are being filled with strings in the dining room in preparation for the upcoming Lake Oconee Quilters program and workshop...

The "string kits" (6 - 8 yards of tapered pieces of fabric with no particular color scheme) are made up of some of my fabric stash, and a lot of hand-dyed fabric. When I cut fabric to dye, I always allow extra fabric for strings which end up in these kits or in my quilts.
I've been staring at this quilt for weeks, wondering how I'm going to quilt it...


...and I'd like to have it done by the time I go to Lake Oconee Quilters. It has been sandwiched and I finally have some ideas. Just wanted you to see it before I wreck, I mean quilt it. From what I've read online, most quilters who have practiced their machine quilting (like I have), get the cold sweats about actually quilting on a quilt. What if I wreck it? One quilt teacher says, "That's why they make seam rippers!" Ugh. Anyway, you'll see this one again soon.

2 comments:

Julie Bagamary said...

Beautiful fabric Antita. And, I agree, just quilt it. I often like mine best when they are done!

Anita said...

Thanks, Julie. You've given me a little more courage.