A holiday weekend, finally some cool weather and Fall is in the air. I found this doll bed, above, while cleaning the odd corners of the house, and also found an old whole-cloth stencil I quilted for a class sample years ago, wedged behind a bookcase. It seemed a fortuitous pairing, so I made up the bed with the tiny quilt, and am enjoying it for awhile. I think it shall go to a better home with visiting granddaughters and lots of use eventually, but for now it is dandy in my front hall.
Haven't been quilting much at all, just enough to keep my machine moving well, sort of like old bodies, thinking about upcoming classes at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. Wisconsin Quilt Expo is coming up and I hope to get to that and be inspired. It has been a long miserable summer, and seeing some lovely quilts and good friends will be perfect.
I am always on the hunt for good questions to answer in my one-page column in American Quilter Magazine. The upcoming issue has a great thread chart for you to clip and save that helps with weight of thread and style of quilting pairing, and I also have completed the January one. I've had great questions emailed to me through the AQS website, http://www.americanquilter.com/ for those articles, but need more.
If you have one about machine quilting that would be useful for many to see answered, send it in!
I'm home alone this weekend with Oliver, who is definitely changing now that he is turning from kitten to cat. He sleeps more, and is getting bored with former activities that would keep him happy and busy for hours. I search for entertainment, but really, I warned him he was coming to live with two old, boring people and he'd have to make the best of it. I'll probably stop at the pet store and look for a fun new toy for him.....
Meanwhile, I do hope your quilting is progressing well, you are doing the quilting on your own quilts, and seeing results in actually quilting tops, not just practicing.
Keep quilting....your work gets better every day.