Shakespeare in the Park quilt top
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas
Just a quick, "What's new in my corner of the Universe" post before I catch up on a TON of blogs....
This quilt top was made with 2 fabrics. One of which was a commerical "faux" hand dyed print by Ricky Timms. While it was purchsed in a quilt shop, the quality was far from ideal.... But the look is exactly what I was after. The pattern is by Judy Martin & for once was faithfully followed. (I guess now would be an ideal time to mention that I had a friend do the piecing... This was so far down on my "TO DO" list that it wasn't getting done...)
If you are a "neatnick" you have read far enough... Come back in several sentences.
I am not a neatnick. My husband is less of one... Not a pretty combination.
We both seem to suffer from flat surface-itis - no flat surface can stay clear....
So this past weekend, we did a good clean. (not a great clean, but a very good clean) of our abode.
Are we alone? When will I get to going through the stuff that just moved to the bedroom &/or studio?
Since (the American) Thanksgiving is next week. (Which reminds me, happy belated Veteran's Day - I enjoyed my time at the Dentist - NOT!) I was able to convince my husband to try to keep it somewhat clear... :o)
The neatnicks in the crowd are welcome back.
Quilt shop Hopping - anyone do it? anyone enjoy the process?
I have decided that I am not a hopper - I actually knew that already (not unlike any other gambling that I have tried - I have not had the positive reinforcement to do it more that once or twice.) I used the shop hop as an excuse to visit a shop that is new to me - only after I was told be someone who knows that the shop was one that I would like - she was so right!
The Artful Quilter in Centreville, Virginia (Google it - I am blogging from Flickr, so I can't hyperlink it, sorry.) is sooooo me on sooooo many levels. That & I think they carry the whole kit & kaboodle that Kaffe ever put out. I am not sure how he can keep printing it, but as I was in the shop they were unloading "new" old stuff & said that they try to keep it in stock.
Apparently, when some people see "X" quilt in "Y" book made with "Z" selection of fabrics, they want to copy it... So a smart shop tries to keep those fabrics on hand...
I was going to visit the shop nearest it - since I was so close, but not unlike Houston, I shot my wad in one spot!
I did go to one of my regular shops the next day to enter the raffle & to drop off my challenge quilt - the one that I apparently forgot to take a photo of... Ah well, hopefully I will be able to blog about how I won the prize...
I mentioned Thanksgiving earlier - any plans out there? menus? (I am almost set... I'll blog that in a couple more days too...)