Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WIP :: 4/29/15

Last week was Paducah Quilt Week and our busiest week of the year at the Museum: we basically eat/sleep/breathe quilts. :) One of my favorite weeks to be sure - it's thrilling to have so many people in the galleries enjoying the quilts, to have quilters from all over the world in town and I get to be on TV talking about our nationwide kids contest. There were even a couple days where we had over 1,000 visitors through our doors! I was lucky to get to see all of the quilts on display at the show, visit the Rotary antique quilt show and visit some great vendors when not at work.

Another great thing about Quilt Week is that Momm comes to visit and we get to talk quilty all day long. I even get to put her to work in the gift shop as a helper (hehehe). After Show, I had an extra day off so Momm & I could spend time doing what else? Quilting! IT was nice to relax, watch some good movies and make progress on several projects.

Here's what I've been working on lately - enjoy! Linking up at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

Indigo Dye:
Before Show I was able to test run Indigo Dyeing at work. #bestjobever  I'll be running a class for kids with indigo dye the next 2 Saturdays which will be a lot of fun. 

Postage Stamp:
Using a bunch of mini charm packs and a solid (Kona?) for this one and made great progress to join them into four patches and sets of eights. While re-watching the Marvel movies in order, I got all of these pressed last night. Now they are ready to be made into larger sections.

This one's been in the works for a couple of years and I finally got to the actual sewing stage this wknd - hooray! I used the jersey colors of White, Green, Polka Dot & Yellow for the background and a fun Tour de France fabric for the stage profile. I used a technique learned in Katie Pasquini's class to get the profile ready and then it was top-stitched down.  It's basted and ready for quilting.

Baby Quilt:
Still can't show this one - as it's sort-of a surprise! (they know I'm making a quilt, but the reveal is a surprise). The top is finished, backing made and I basted it tonight so it's also ready for quilting.

Swap block:
Made my April block for the Bakers Dozen swap, a circle flying geese block. I'm finally making some of the blocks on my 'to make' list and it's a lot of fun! I'll probably end up making duplicates so I can keep some too - hehehe.

Even got sleeves on several quilts and hung Vibrato up on my wall! So dear readers, it's been a whirlwind these last few weeks but in the best way possible since it was full of quiltings - wishing you happy quilting.

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