Wednesday Wanderings isn’t wandering far today. We’re sticking close to home, but I’ll share a bit about wanderings coming up! It’s Project Central around here. Both BigJ and I are up to our ears in things to get done.
BigJ is up to something in our garage. While I was gone to the quilt show, he finished a project. He made barstools for our kitchen/living room area. They are his own design and the first chairs he’s ever made. Cool. huh?
His project this week, however, is a mighty big mess in our garage (thankfully). He is preparing for a trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). There are tarps, backpacks, fishing poles, fishing lures, chairs and all kinds of whatnot all over the floor and tables in the garage. I’m not showing a picture; it’s not pretty. This is a yearly event that affects him much like a quilt show and fabric shopping affects me. I’ll just be happy when I can get my car back in the garage!
While I was at the quilt show, one of the goals I had in mind was to look at some new sewing machines. For the last twelve years I’ve been sewing on my little Janome Gem Platinum. I love the little tyke, it’s been a real workhorse, but I am somewhat limited when it comes to finishing quilts. I’ve been putting some money aside for a new machine, and felt I was at the point where I should begin looking.
BigJ was just a little stunned when I sent him a quick text saying “Okay if I buy a new sewing machine?” It was a joke, really. I wasn’t going to buy one there, but I did want to prepare him because we were going to talk when I got home.
Long story short, my quilt room now looks much like his garage mess, except that there is a big box with foam inserts in the middle of the room with the wording Janome Skyline S7 on the side. There’s a new kid on the block in my quilt room, and the moving in process has left a mess. I’m not showing a picture of that either; it’s not pretty. So, more on the new kid in a later post, after we’ve gotten to know each other a little better.
Quilt Show Favorites
A few of you said you were looking forward to more posts from the quilt show, so I’ll show you a couple of my favorite quilts I saw at the show. There were so many, it was difficult to choose, but of the pictures I have, these two are favorites.
New York Beauty blocks are my all-time favorite, so this little quilt drew me in right away. The middle photo shows how tiny the blocks are, with that clip for perspective.
Quilts with loads of color make me happy, and I’ve always been fascinated with improv quilts. So I had to share this quilt because it is a definite favorite.
Another highlight of the show was traveling with friends as well as meeting up with some online friends.
It was so much fun to meet Sherry Shish from Powered by Quilting. She is one busy lady and very talented quilter. We had a delightful visit over lunch.
Well, that’s it for today, friends! I have a new kid in my quilt room who wants to play. See ya later!