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Behind the Curtain

Things at IHaveANotion are once again busy behind the scenes.

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Locally, the other guild (I belong to 2) is having their annual Quilt Show in September. The show set up is on Thursday and of course the show will be on Friday and Saturday. I will have a full 2 weeks of preparation!!! for sure. Lots of little details to pull together. I have a huge respect for those that do this several weeks… in a row! A couple of times a year… is almost enough for me.

 

So if you are passing through… stop in for some eye candy and vendors.

IHaveANotion will be there… too.

So getting ready is taking up lots of time!!!! and energy! But I love meeting people and sharing… the quilty life! So my time will be well spent.

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Speaking of quilty life… I just had to add a little something to my car…

that subtly indicates that a quilter is driving!

and a sneak peek at what I am working on…. in the Creative Space

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If I don’t see you …. over the weekend…  Have a Great End of Summer and Labor Day holiday!

Beth

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Poppies

Between daily life and pulling the new ihaveanotion.com web pages together I did do a little creative playtime. Not much… but some.

In March I shared my “Thread Talk” and some of the quilts I’ve made that have lots of thread on them with a guild in Indiana. They asked if I would come back and share a “Thread Workshop”. They chose a ‘threadpainting’ technique. Its a great class for beginning thread work and free motion work, especially if you have been afraid to do either. Most of the decisions are made for you…. and you only have to workout  a few color decisions and play.  The play date was in early July and there were 19 ladies waiting to play!!! We had a really fun day with thread and flowers!

Whenever I share a technique I try to have at least one new piece and one new sample to show how I work the stitching.

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The new piece was these Daffodils.  Sorry I don’t have a detail shot of the stitching. I was really more interested in getting to the quilting part, because I wanted to play with an idea for another quilt.

The other new piece I started for the class was one that I left in mid stitching stage.

cr-Poppies-detail-TWTo illustrate how some thread decisions are made, demo the stitching and to show how I use the batting as a stabilizer.

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So I got busy after the class and completed the threadplay, backed it and finished the quilting. I cr-poppies-backalso got a label done for it.  About 20” square and the red quilting was done free motion with Glide 40 weight thread, the black quilting was done with a 50 weight 100% cotton. 

I was sent a picture (I always forget to take pictures) from the guild meeting after the workshop and 4 ladies finished their little piece. It is so rewarding to see finishes, but I also relate to the participants that finishing is not a requirement, sometimes in playing we make decisions… that don’t resonate… and compel a finish. I have several of those!!!

Dixies WCQG IN                             Pat Judd WCQG IN

WCQG Class results

Let me also thank everyone for the visits to the store, reading the blog and leaving comments. I really appreciate them…  without you there wouldn’t be any fun.

More Later….