Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Hand Pieced Quilt Along

Dwight and I are still on the road so I am just popping in quickly to post block four of the Hand Pieced Quilt Along.

          I took the photo on the bathroom counter at our hotel in Paducah Kentucky. Yes we will be going to the American Quilt Museum tomorrow and to Handcocks of Paducah before we travel to our next  destination which is unknown at this point.

  Getting back to the block.  It's not ironed yet and yes I hand pieced the whole block while travelling in the car.  You might wonder what happened to block three.  It was a bit more fiddly so I jumped to block 4.  There is a small chance that I will finish up block three before the end of the month.  I doubt that I will get block 5 done by the end of the month.  

    I know that many of you would like to know about my experience at Quilt Con and I promise you that I will post about it once we get home.  I'll also try to catch up with reading blog posts.  I was very low energy before going on this trip but I have found that attending Quilt Con has put a new spring in my step. I'm going to link up with the hand pieced quilt along link up.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

     Here it is Thursday and I am signing in to link up my finished block two of the Hand Pieced Quilt Along, hosted by Patty and Kristen.  It's a pretty popular quilt along.  I think many of us are happy to be slowing down a bit and working with our hands. 

     Patty and Kristen have released Five Blocks and here I am showing you block two.  I have been working diligently on  the pieces for blocks three and four during our road trip but they are not assembled yet.  Here are some of the pieces for block three.

     I am writing this post at 6:30 am Nashville time.  That's 7:30 am my time and I am enjoying the awake and rested moment here. Dwight and I arrived in Nashville yesterday.  We are staying in a B and B in the east end of the city and although staying in a B and B is expensive I am happy that we made this choice.  The area is quiet and very artsy, most of the houses are from the arts and crafts period and there are all sorts of interesting little shops and restaurants. We are tucked into a real neighbourhood and our windows overlook backyards where the first signs of spring are showing.  
     I registered for Quilt Con yesterday evening.  It was about an hour and a half in the line up.  Already I have run into Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl.  Thanks for the hug, Yvonne, Patty of Elm Street Quilts (she registered me) and Kim from Leeland Ave Quilts.  I've also seen Becky and Laura from the TMG ( more hugs !) and Linda also from TMG handing out the swag bags.  Here's what was in the bag.

     Yes that is a real fortune cookie.

     After registration Dwight and I headed back to our part of the city, it's a 10 minute drive and had dinner at a fun very popular trendy restaurant called Butcher and Bee.  It was so packed we had to sit at the counter by the open kitchen, but that was really entertaining as we got to watch all the kitchen staff whip up the food.  The food was amazing and the staff where all so very friendly.

     Today I'll be taking a class with Cheryl Brickey and taking in the quilts but for now I'm linking up with the hand pieced quilt along

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

February Goal

I've been in a bit of a low energy slump, probably because it's February so I haven't been posting much on the blog but I'm just popping in to set a goal for February.  As I'll be travelling for a couple of weeks I've decided to make keeping up with the Hand Pieced quilt along my goal for February.  By this I mean everything that should be done by the end of February will be completed.

     I hope to see some of you at Quilt Con.  I'm super excited and gathering the things I need for the workshops together.  
I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG linkup.