September is Here and Almost Gone!

We are mid way through September!  I’m so disappointed that the summer flew by and I know that I did not accomplish nearly half of what I set out to do.

 

What’s there to do besides pull up my big pants and move on, and that means I’m traveling to…

 

 

 

 

 

 

The PA National Quilt Extravaganza! AND it’s practically in my backyard, well that’s a little exaggeration, but it sure is close to home!

Yes, next week I’ll be in Oaks, PA.  It’s literally located about 20 minutes away, which means no Holiday Inn, or Mariott for this quilter! Trust me any fellow instructor or vendor will agree that is really nice to have a break from living out of a suitcase!  In addition to teaching, I will also be vending!  My copilot, Judy, will be holding down the fort on Thursday and Friday while I conduct classes.  Please stop by and say hello, I don’t want her getting lonely!

I’m thrilled to announce that a couple of my new Getting in the Groove Kits will be accompanying me to this event! Yes, it’s the lovely picture displayed below.   This new kit includes the panel, booklet, and the 6 rulers (ProDiamond Even, ProLine 8, ProLine 1, ProPebble 1/4-1.25, ProPebble 1-2, and ProEcho 11).  I’ve taken all the guess-work out of completing this project by providing all the tools required to accomplish this sweet little sampler.  You will notice that since there is no ditch in which to travel, I hid my traveling with the black rick rack.  Also, along the black curves, if you aren’t perfect in the traveling, a black sharpie marker is your friend. Oh the uses of the sharpie!  It won’t be long before I have more of the panels and will then have them up on my site along with the Rulers for Rookies Kit.

 

 

I’m currently working on my Houston Auction quilt.  I’m vacillating on whether or not this piece is worthy of going to Houston.  The scale is tipping heavily towards “doubts”.

 

I completed further beading… ala Bethanne Nemesh.  It required the use of my BERNINA 750QE.  I thought I was doing a great job, until I pulled it away in order to resume sewing on the longarm.

 

This is no laughter matter! This piece has seen a couple different machines.  My crosshatch is slightly off kilter, and I have a little pucker in the top.  That being said I am still persevering onward and resolve myself to bring this quilt to a close.  I truly hope I can resolve some of these issues, because if not, it will not be heading to Houston. The idea of it not being in attendance at Houston makes me very sad.

I need some input from fellow followers.  Do I send this quilt regardless of the outcome, OR do I save it a nice little reminder of lessons on what not to do?

 

12 thoughts on “September is Here and Almost Gone!

  1. I say bring it to Houston. I don’t see anything wrong with the piece, but I am not a quilting Judge, just a lover of the art. Show off your talent and continue to inspire others!!

  2. Take it along and use it as a teaching tool about what can go wrong, and what you’ll do differently to avoid these problems next time. It’s a good thing to remember that one learns by failing at something than by succeeding. And LOL us mere mortals take heart when even an expert like you has challenges

  3. Lisa, You do Beautiful work!!! Cross each bridge one at a time…keep on keeping on…all you can do is the best you can do…and I find, few prayers here and there help too.
    Then walk away from it for awhile. Go have some fun.
    Then when you come back to it, with a fresh perspective…do your perceived flaws really stand out?
    Then weigh your decision.

  4. Lisa, I agree with the others…Go for it! Even your quilting imperfections are inspiring! Seriously! Your past comments & frustrations that you shared weeks or months ago about this quilt helped me to persevere to finish (just this week!) a quilt that was NOT my favorite. It was for my grand daughter who helped me piece it but I agonized over the quilting design flaws. In the end, it was perceived as beautiful in spite of its imperfections. And yours will be too!

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