finally - I did manage to get some sewing in this week. Paul walked into my studio and took one look at the wall and said, "Well you do seem to have your work cut out for you." And yeah, its unusual to walk in and see three projects going at once, but gosh, its been that kind of summer.
I was going to sew on Sunday but instead took the 5 hr trek to the Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio to see Quilt National (which closes this weekend!). This is the first time I've gotten to see the show
OMG it was well worth the road trip. It was nice to see the trends in art quilting (digital photography, hand stitching, more hand dyeds than ever) and see that work up close. The Barn is a wonderful space and the gift shop is a fiber artists heaven. They didn't allow photography but its just as well - no photo can do these quilts justice. Its so much better seeing them up close in person.
I did manage to get the fall quilt together and basted today before being interrupted by company and phone calls (sighhhhhh). I used spray basting (June Tailor of all things) since it worked so well on the circles quilt. It really wasn't too bad to spray either. Originally I was going to do it out on my open air porch, but the spray didn't go to far so just did it on my studio work table. It did take about an hour to get it all smooth - but gosh - it looks nice and secure. I've never did a piece this big with spray basting so I'll let you know how it goes.
So what have you been up to creatively?