Ahhh because I got everything packed for the show on Saturday and I actually had some sewing time!
When I get home from the show the first thing I'm going to do is deep clean all of my work spaces. Things have gotten completely out of hand.
I could have started doing that cleaning Saturday but I wanted to sew something.....anything. My Maine fabrics have been stacked on the cutting table all month and that seemed a good place to start. The fabrics were already grouped and I didn't have to think very much. I've always intended to make placemats with these fabrics and I settled on my very easy Fat Quarter Placemat pattern.
I bought 12 fat quarters but only needed 6 for this set of placemats. Just to keep myself from trying to come up with another project, I used the other 6 fat quarters for the backs.
I'm not finished but 4 of 6 are pieced and quilted and I love how they look. This pattern is perfect for scrappy big prints. It was very therapeutic to hear the sound of the sewing machine for a few hours and I'll get back to them when I return from the show.
Today we pack the cars and get ready to depart about 7 tomorrow morning!
If you are coming to the Virginia Beach AQS show this week please stop by booth 1730 to see us. Tell us a joke and get a free mini roll of fabric.
I will post photos from the show. I'm not sure if I'll post every day but I will take lots of booth photos to share and hope to get photos of some of my favorite quilts in the exhibit.
I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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