Monday, July 20, 2015

Unexcused absence

Where have I been?

No place exotic -- well, Kansas, which I like, but I would not call it "exotic". I went to visit my MIL. For fun, we went to the first ever Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. Organized by 16 area quilt guilds, the KCRQF has been in the planning stages for at least 2 years. They put on a great show! A good do-able size -- not too big, not too small -- lots of great quilts, lots of vendors. MIL & I went together on Saturday & on Sunday, took our 13-year-old granddaughter/niece, our Next Generation Quilter! She was especially intrigued by the Bargello quilts.

Back at home, I rested from the 14-hour drive by catching up on work, housework, etc. Then, after a few days, I caught Shug's cold -- I coughed & snotted for about 2 weeks, very tedious & tiresome. I was itching to sew, but had no energy. Finally back in front of a sewing machine, I continue to plod away on the hummingbird stars. I like the block, but am not enjoying *making* the block -- it is fiddle-y & fussy -- so I'm going to make fewer than I had originally intended, then add big, wide borders. I've decided how I want to quilt it -- now I'm excited to get it done!

And geese, there always seem to be geese.


Nifty Quilts said...

Glad you had a good trip, and got over the cold. Those hummingbird blocks are gorgeous. They'll be a great feature mixed with other, more fun to make blocks.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Sounds like a great getaway. How fun you have a budding quilter in the family, it's great to see the spark ignite. I bet your sewing room helper was happy to have you back sewing hummingbird and geese blocks.

Ruth said...

Too bad about a LONG cold and not being able to sew. I'd die. The quilt show sounds terrific.

I love these blocks, esp the geese (of course), and those fabric choices. Good idea to limit the number of hummingbird blocks if you don't enjoy making them, and add borders. I look forward to seeing how they progress.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Geese are good . . . and so is feeling better.

O'Quilts said...

Such a lucky you to go to 2 great shows...I agree with Rachel....moderation of moderation...I am looking at my stash as a collection, not necessarily to use..although I am doing some of that too.. I love the things you bought at the recycle store...Actually, I just love it all.