I made a couple of dog beds to donate to a local shelter. I used a thick curtain my mom made for me when I was in college (thanks mom). I stuffed them with the scraps of batting from all the quilts over the years.
Matilda helps with quality assurance.
So far the double stitching is holding up just fine. 10 minutes down.
Well maybe not quite next, I do get distracted easy. I've got a friend's quilt on the frame and a bag partially cut out. Plus many other quilts in various stages. But for this project, the next bit is binding. My brilliant friend recommended the black and white binding. As soon as she texted, I knew it was perfect.
I didn't have enough of my first choice.
But maybe I just thought it was perfect because my neighborhood has gone crazy with Halloween decorations. Totally overboard. Not as bad as the house that has put up Christmas lights already though. These are newly up and not the all orange strands of lights. Rainbow icicle Christmas lights. Blinking.
At one of the SDMQG meetings, we had a couple of visitors from the San Diego Quilt Show come by to talk about the show. They were encouraging the group to submit a few quilts for display. I volunteered to organize it for the guild. It was a huge pain to do with paper entry forms, last minute entries, printing of pictures at Costco just before they closed, etc. At any rate we had more than 20 quilts from the guild submitted.
It was neat to see the quilts hanging from the entrance at the Convention Center.
Here is ChirpFest 2012 and Istanbul Tiles.
Sea Improv Baby.
It was a much smaller show than the last time I went ages ago. Which worked out because I didn't have a lot of time to visit before heading up to Ventura to see my brother's family for a few days.
And yes, I was just discussing soccer cleats with a kid but this is mostly to memorialize the fact that I am crazy. And I did meet the deadline for the quilt show. Even though I decided to get up early today (not the crazy part, I usually get up early) and go add some quilting to on of the San Diego Quilt Show quilts.
My big machine, Pippi, has been a little jerky lately so I didn't want to risk deformed tulips so for most of these, I took one stitch at a time. Good thing I love orange tulips, right?
I also had to cut part of the sleeve in half to move it out of the way of the mad last minute quilting. Which necessitated some last minute ugly repair. Good thing those sleeves are coming off as soon as the show is over.
And now, I need to restore order to my sewing room. At least a little bit.