The morning of the last day of the quilt show. My things in the silent auction did not get much attention, but hardly anything did. There were 65 items and only about 10 had bids on them. My quilt friend says today will be a better day because we live in the country and Saturday is market day. Locals don't spend their money on Fridays, HMHC says, and besides yesterday was payday.

The things in the Boutique made money. In fact, one of the ladies I worked with was sad because she was going to get her friend one of my pumpkin pincushions but they were all gone--EARLY.
I do not have a picture of even a single one but I came home last night and made 8 more. I enjoyed it but I wish I had known ahead what would sell.

This is Iris. She went into the Silent Auction and her sister twin sister Gwendolyn went into the boutique. They are made from Julie McCullough patterns.

People wanted witch dolls, angel dolls, angel ANYthing, and different kinds of pincushions. People COLLECT them! I saw one I wanted but someone bought it before I got up the nerve to spend the money. It was in the most delightful little teacup.


Some vacation, huh?

I have been almost completely absorbed by quilting. I have taken classes in Sashiko embroidery, which I enjoy very much, hand applique, which is probably my favorite, and I will be starting Crazy Quilt and Fiber Active (art quilt) groups pretty soon.

I made some things for the Silent Auction part of my Guild's Quilt Fest which will benefit Habitat for Humanity. I made some things for the Boutique, also. I will get back into blogging by showing you some of the things I have done since May.

This is a table runner I put in for the silent auction. The picture was hastily taken and hastily edited so it is canted a little away from the camera and doesn't look squared up but it really is. The leaf and acorn shape came from a holiday quilting magazine I picked up the day before at the grocery store. If I locate the magazine, I will let you know.

I found some light weight brown ticking fabric in a giant discount store and bought a half yard. I ironed freezer paper traced shapes from that magazine onto the wrong sides of fabric and sewed them to facing fabric, removed the paper, slit the backs, turned and pressed them, and then very carefully machine stitched them to the ticking through the batting and backing. When I was finished with that, I trued up the sides, applied the edge binding and then made big stitch "wind trails". It took about 6 hours with an extra hour at the turn-in site finishing up the big stitch. I think I put $25 as the opening bid. Maybe it was $35.