Saturday, May 01, 2010

Ran out of time today.

Spent to much of my time in the shop today running my mouth with everyone who came in and stopped to see what I was doing. They were having a Fat Quarter Maddness Sale and traffic in the shop was a bit heavy at times.
But as you can see there isn't much left to do, maybe about an hours worth of quilting to finish the two sections of the yellow flower and three sections of the leaves. That all!!! Because I have other things on my calendar for Monday afternoon and evening and Wednesday morning, I'm not driving back to Kissimmee until after lunch on Wednesday.
Because it all has to be done on a Bernina, I guess that means I'll have to sew the facings on with that machine too. This machine is capable of doing a whole lot of stuff, but all I have used so far is the open toe darning foot. I'll get to see how the walking foot works when I do the facing.
Monday evening I am the program for the Log Cabin Fever Quilt Guild here in Orlando. I'll haul along about 20 quilts and do a short power point slide show of some others as I run my mouth I hope in an entertaining way. On Wednesday I get to repeat it all again because I am the speaker for the newly formed Modern Quilt quilters guild that meets at the Sewing Studio in Maitland, FL which is maybe.... 6 miles from my house. An easy gig.
Tomorrow I am planning a feet up, butt down day, that is unless an idea hits me and I decide to try out my new easel and paint something.
I don't think I showed you the quilt pictured below. Until today I didn't have a picture of it in my image file because as soon as I put the last stitches in it I took it to the shop in Kisimee for them to use as a sample of free motion machine quilting. I did maybe two months ago and I reminded myself while I was there today with the camera to take a picture for my records. It measures about 24" x 40" If I remember correctly it is silk broad cloth, soy milk, inktensive pencils and/or watercolor paint or maybe it is inks.

Unless something really interesting happens tomorrow and I truly hope it won't, I'll blog again Tuesday.
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Gerry said...

Juanita, it seems like your move to Florida is certainly agreeing with you.
Sounds like you get out and about with more quilt/fabric socializing.
Must be a smile on your face all the time :-) I can hear it in your posts.
Good for you ! ! ! !
Hugs & ♥♥♥s,

Carol said...

You're one ambitious go-getter. You inspire me tremendously, and help me get my creative juices flowing.

Susan Turney said...

That quilt is gorgeous and I'm sure they got lots of people signing up to learn how to machine quilt!!!! It sounds like you're having a blast! Yay!

Rene' said...

Juanita, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your talk and seeing your beautiful quilts today at the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild meeting. My only regret is that I really didn't get time to closely appreciate each and every one of your quilts! You left us all in awe and very much inspired! We have your links on our guild's webpage, and I posted pictures from today's meeting on our Flickr page if you'd like to see them. Thank you again!!!