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.
Tina in NJ
10/1/2018 01:27:04 pm
Good luck at the show! Have fun, too.
10/1/2018 06:22:37 pm
Have a safe trip - and enjoy the show. Good vibes being sent for lots of sales too!! (btw - did I ask you if you knew the manufacturer of that birch tree fabric? If not, I meant to. I've been searching for some for a long time for use with my barns).
10/1/2018 11:16:54 pm
Safe travels, stellar sales, and some enjoyment for you!
10/2/2018 06:40:28 am
Have a great show!
10/2/2018 07:52:41 am
I wish I could be there. I am sure I could come up with a joke or two.
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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.