Thursday, September 3, 2015

Grab your rotary cutter, it's quilting season!

Wow, how did we get to September already? It was just May last week, wasn't it? The calendar is getting busy with all sorts of different activities and responsibilities. Yet, priorities are priorities. If your heart's passion is quilting, make sure you spend as much time in your studio or sewing room as you possibly can! And, get the guild meetings, quilt shows, workshops, and retreats for the year on your calendar right now! We all have important priorities in our lives, and we often have even more "false" priorities. Guard your calendars from things that may be a priority for someone else, but not for you. Remember, "No" is a real word that some people actually use, it is not a curse word, it is a complete sentence, and "no" requires no explanation.

Now, here's a "quilty" opportunity! The Gray TN guild's (Appalachian Heritage Quilters) annual retreat is scheduled for Sept. 18 - 20 and you can join us! There is still room available, so contact me right away if you are interested. (Bring a friend!)  Use the Contact Me form on the right and be sure to include your phone number.

News from the Studio

This last week,  I finally found some time to spend piecing, and finished this top called Headed Home.  Now I just need to decide how to quilt it.

I used the TQM Binding Tool, and half & quarter square rulers to cut the strip pieces and triangles. It took about 50-60 2 1/2" strips and a little yardage. Using the tools made the blocks go together easily, and there was very little left-over  fabric when it was all said and done.

Now, go load up your rotary cutter with a fresh blade, move the pile of junk mail from your sewing table, and

let's go quilting!

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