Last night Melanie and Amanda brought Aniya over for Trick or Treat and it was 83 degrees outside! It feels like summer – it is to change around Thursday but still we have had a week of this now and I’m ready for fall. (Melanie – and her niece Poison Ivy (aka Amanda) and great-niece Wonder Woman (aka Aniya) – Melanie didn’t get in costume she has been sick and was going back home after they left here – she just stopped in for a quick hello without breathing on me LOL
I got a picture of Aniya with the Halloween bag I made for for her – she says thank you really well and said it was the best bag in the world.
My Aurifil #12 thread arrived yesterday for the Postage Stamp quilt – I was expecting a thicker thread but very pleased with it – I find I do not need any special needle for it though and tried threading my regular quilting needle a Roxanne #11 with just slight difficulty and the Roxanne Applique needle did great. I think the Pepper Corey needles that I got are going to be too thick for me to use I am so used to a smaller needle and we all know how hard it is for someone who has been hand quilting for years to do big stitch – I have a feeling mine won’t be all that big stitch. I put a piece of King Tut thread that I normally quilt with next to it to see the difference. There are always so many new needles and other notions on the market constantly I wonder – if you had your choice from all the notions you have seen this year what would you buy if you had the chance?
I finished this end of the Final Frontier and rolled it down. I am linking to Audrey at Quilty Folk for the beginning of the month progress on Quilty 365. I started my circles on November 18, 2015 and quickly realized I could not make one circle a day and just plowed on through making circles as I wished. I put the queen size quilt (100 x 100 inches or there about) on my hand quilting frame on July 31, 2016 and started to quilt. I am almost done with it and plan to be finished complete with binding by the next link up on Dec. 1st. I actually wish to be done by November 18 and have it been one year in the making. I am also linking up to Esther’s Blog.
I found it a little bit of a stretch though to quilt to the border too so it will need to be rolled down one more time still!
I finished one block for the scrappy stars that I am making from my 2 inch scrap box. I had such difficulty with it though! I am not good with math ok – I kept messing up the measurements over and over again for the stars!! I am just going by a photo from someone else’s blog and do not have a pattern. After I finished it I realized I have the accuquilt dies for the triangle and the corner squares LOL – I just didn’t realize – it will go faster when I work on this block now. One down and how many to go? this is just an off and on project to use up scraps for now. I will need to come up with a name but will probably end up with Scrappy Stars. I am linking my scrappy star to Busy Hands Quilts: Fiber Tuesday.
I have been reading blogs from the designers and store owners that went to the Houston Quilt Market this year – have you ever gone to it and the show afterwards? I know you have to be in the business to go to the market but I do wonder what it is like. If you have gone to the Paducah quilt show and the Houston Quilt show which do you like better and why?