Friday, January 25, 2013

A QuiltCon Weekend

It's cold, gray and snowing here and for me that creates a wonderful excuse to stay inside and work.  Bruno even cooperates.  He would rather snuzzle on my feet than get his feet cold and wet.  This weekend is dedicated to getting ready for QuiltCon.  My goal is to have all my class materials, quilts, lecture slides and all the miscellaneous things done by Sunday.  I'm making a list and checking it more than twice.  I'm so excited that it's almost here!

Yesterday I made another sample for my Machine Piecing Hexagons class.  I realized that all the other samples are already quilted and I wanted folks to be able to look at the construction from the wrong side, so I made another version of the Hexagon Portrait quilt.  This time I placed the "portrait" off center rather than as a center medallion.
 I adore the simplicity of this design and the ability to showcase some favorite prints and neutrals...I'm in love with the serene feeling I get from neutrals.
I went ahead and made it a lap size quilt 60" x 70".  I don't like making quilts that are too small and for me sort of useless when I'm done using them as samples.  It'll be fun quilting this later.  I think it'll look great on my bed.

Have a great weekend everyone!

16 comments:

emedoodle said...

Good luck on your preparation! I am really getting excited about QuiltCon! I hope to see you there!

Kristy said...

Ooh, can't wait to see this one in person during your class. I haven't decided on the fabric that I'm going to use; but need to get crackin'.

It will be a QuiltCon weekend for me too, as I have to make my labels, sleeves and bags for the 2 quilts that were accepted into the show.

Marty Mason said...

Hope to see you at QuiltCon...unfortunately for me, your class was already sold out when I registered. Love your hexagon sampler.

Anne said...

Saw you on The Quilt Show yesterday. Congrats on a well done showing. Good luck getting your class work done. A snowy day is sometimes just what we need to accomplish things. Wish I was going to QuiltCon but feel lucky to have gotten 2 quilts into the show.

Elle said...

Oh, that is really lovely! I hope I get to meet you at QuiltCon...I registered too late for the workshops, but I'm so taken with the lecture schedule and really looking forward to the show! Also, I watched The Quilt Show yesterday - you were excellent! I've been wanting to make my own version of "Not Lost in the Woods" since the first day I read your blog, and I think when the work day is done and the snow starts falling that I might finally attempt it. I'm pregnant for the first time, due in July, and I've been making all sorts of charity quilts over the last year, and now that I need to sew for my own baby, I haven't had the energy. But...time is marching on, and I don't want him to be like the cobbler's kid with no shoes! Plus, the improving just looks like fun...I made a big improv panel for the back of our QuiltCon Austin Children's Shelter quilt using all the scraps from the front (the only sewing I've done in months now), and it was both scary and liberating, and I ended up loving the result. I guess not all of my quilts need to be fussy and complicated! :) Please give Bruno an extra pat and snuggle for me.

Anna said...

Very exciting! I am registered for your Sunday morning class of machine piecing hexagons. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

Leanne said...

I am so looking forward to having you as my teacher at QuiltCon, but I am in your other class. I hope you have fun getting ready.

Jeannette said...

I wish I were going to QC. I would take your class for sure, you are great!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Enjoy your work! I've got the same tasks on my agenda for next week. Teaching other classes this weekend.

Mary Anne said...

I'm so excited to take your class on Sunday Jacquie! It's hard to believe QuiltCon is just around the corner! Hopefully our warm Austin weather will hold out for the big event!

MariQuilts said...

I love those hexagons...so fabulous. I'm looking forward to QuiltCon as well. I was disappointed that I didn't get into any of your classes but maybe we'll have a chance to meet.

Arita said...

So looking forward to taking this class with you.

Tamie said...

Looking forward to QuiltCon and your other class.

Sara Marinara said...

I am glad you mentioned your Dog Bruno again. You did a farewell 2012/Bruno post a while back and I thought Bruno had passed and I was sooooooooooooooooooooooooo sad for you. I am really happy that you are sewing and your sweet dog is at your feet.

liz said...

I am sooo disappointed that I had to cancel my QuiltCon registration, and taking your Building Bridges class, due to illness! You are one of my favorite bloggers and I was really looking forward to meeting you and learning from you.

At least I can still follow along with what you're doing from here... And best of luck with your condo purchase too.

Continued thanks for all of the inspiration and information you provide!!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful. I think I have every one of those prints except the middle geometric. I LOVE the white flowers on the bottom--one of my favorites.