Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rebel without a cause.....!

I decided to be a rebel once again and not post on diet Monday. I just didn't have anything to say on the subject and.... well...... I kind of like being a rebel! lol

I did say, on my last post, that I had a finish, more a flimsy, that I wanted to share with you. Well..... I do!

French Cottage Garden Quilt, a pattern by Crab Apple Hill Design.

I'm really pleased with the way it came out. If you recall, given that the pinwheel backgrounds were more off white, I was concerned about having used white fabric for the embroidery panels. It all worked out in the end!

I will be machine quilting this quilt when I get back from MQX.

Is anyone attending the Machine Quilter's Exposition in Manchester, NH? It takes place from April 13 to 18th. Just being curious here!

I'll be taking a few classes on custom quilting and techniques. This year I decided to take classes from teachers who are APQS users. Last year, I took many classes from Linda Taylor and some with Sally Terry, which I enjoyed tremendously. This year I've booked with Sue Patten, Dawn Cavanaugh and others. I did want to take a class with Karen McTavish, but it was closed! :o(

I'm really looking forward to attending MQX. This will be a good break from the quilt shop planning and executing. Let's just say that it's keeping me very busy, which, reminds me, I need to get off this computer and get ready for my exiting day! I just cannot wait to tell you all about it!

Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!

16 comments:

Vicki W said...

I am really bummed that I will not see you at MQX this year. I know you are going to have a blast but who will be there to help you spend your money? Maybe next year we can shop together again!

Gina said...

Love the quilt.

Enjoy yourself at MQX

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Carol said...

Love your pinwheel quilt...Have a great time at MQX.

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Carole! I wouldn't have even noticed the white/off-white thing if you hadn't told me!

Connie W said...

Taking classes with those gals sounds so wonderful. I love their work. Fun, fun fun!

Veronica said...

Hello: I also love your blog, and always it was entering from the blogs of Australia, I am glad very much to find your commentary, I knew you and I admire very much your patchwork it is perfect!!!!!, Here in my country this custom does not exist, I am the self-taught one, there are neither magazines, nor books, nor bosses, neither rules or accessories exist for this activity, Equal as sides there are some teachers, and I have the best!!! Lacking me much for learning, i thank you very much and you are a great inspiration for my from this place in the world.
I do not speak Englishman. I use a translator,a greeting from Argentina, VERO.

Candace said...

Carole - I love your flimsy - can't get enough of Meg Hawkey! And have a terrific time at MQX!
I also did not know you were going into the quilt shop business! I owned several small business about 9 years ago (none of them quilt-related) and if I ever went back into business again (I don't plan to) it would be a quilt shop! What fun! I wish you all the best of luck!
Cheers!

Needled Mom said...

The pinwheel quilt looks great. I love the color waves in it.

Don't you hate it when the cloasses close? It is so frustrating.

Quilt Hollow said...

Sounds like your going to have fun at MQX! One of our guild members owns Ye Olde Forest Quilters and is having a bunch of the longarm teachers in for a week long seminar....to include Karen McTavish. In addition....and wished you lived closer....next Thursday the 19th our guild is sponsoring a big event for all guilds and longarm quilters in the surrounding areas. Karen McTavish is doing a lecture and trunk show! I love McTavishing.

Teresa said...

You pinwheel quilt is just great! I love the softness of the pinwheels and the touch of embroidery. Normally not a big fan of borders - I really think yours is the right finishing touch.

sandra said...

Lovely quilt!
Have fun!

Guðrún said...

The quilt top is beautiful, I love the embroidery. I will be attending MQX, noooo just joking, have a great time.

Libby said...

Can't wait to see all the things you learn at MQX - what fun!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Your quilt is great you rebel you!!

Lise in Norway said...

Love your quilt and your blog. You make so much nice Wow wich it was I ho could go to MQX Looking forward to see more photos from over seas

Wendy said...

Your embroidered quilt cam out fantastic. I love your fabric choices. Mine sits folded up behind the couch...sigh.

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