Yo-Yo Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties

I once again participated in the annual Yo-Yo Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties spring event by Ami Simms 🙂  This is the second annual panty dying event held by Ami and I’m proud to be an inaugural member.  You can read Ami’s post here about the dying event.  I sent three pair this year and look at the lovely colors they were dyed.  Brilliant blue, shocking pink and a lovely spring green.  Woo Hoo, thanks Ami!!

More Paducah and Finished Blocks

Here are my traveling companions at Paducah 🙂  We had a great trip, thanks Darlene & Darlene!

A couple of folks spotted us in a local TV news bit which was fun to hear about…..and we spotted Quilter Man on his Segway!  Notice the tape measure and rotary cutter hanging from his tool belt?!?!

I completed block 6 for the Pinwheel Party quilt for both the navy and orange versions and block 7 in orange.

I also finally finished another of the Folk Art Sampler blocks from Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol 12 No12 & 13 from 2007.   I now have 5 of the 9 blocks completed……mmmm started in 2007, half way done in 2010, blocks should be finished sometime in 2013.

Design Wall

Happy Design Wall Monday!!  Check out what other quilters are actually getting accomplished at Judy DWM post. Since I’m not getting much done I thought I’d at least take a new picture 🙂  Actually I did get some sewing done and I have the leader-ender half square triangles on my wall to prove it (on the right, see them, yep they are new).  I have the 6th and 7th Pinwheel Party blocks almost completed for both the blue & orange quilts but the 8th & 9th ones are already posted.  Yikes!!

What I finished is my April First Saturday blocks.  Just in time too because May 1st is Saturday!

Stash Report

  • Added:  30 (Paducah purchases are killing me!!)     Cumulative Added:  91.5 yds
  • Used:  0         Cumulative Used:  15 yds
  • Net Out/(In):   (76.5 yds)

Paducah Haul and AAQI Auction

Paducah was fun and the quilts were amazing.  Had a hard time picking my favorite, as usual.  It was fun to see my latest obsession, Molly & her Owlets, at the show 😉

I was very good at the quilt show this year.  I bought things but not too many.  I bought fabric but not too much.  I had loads of fun and ate lots of good stuff, especially the Boy Scout’s strawberry short cake….yummy.

Yep, that’s it 🙂  Thirty yards of fabric, a Gwen Marston book, new pair of scissors, tumbler template, sewing machine needles, couple of spools of thread (hand quilting, silk and trilobal polyester — went to the thread lecture by Dr. Bob), Cherrywood grab bag, show books and a purse from Kenya!  Oh, yeah, and the red blob to the right is a popcorn shirt I picked up as well!

Some of the fabric pictured above is a gift but I got some reproduction prints and some other yummy fabric.

While I was gone, I received an email letting me know my AAQI quilt is up for the May auction!!!  Yippeeeee.  The “slow & silent” auction starts May 1st through May 10th.  Mine is quilt #4965.  Here’s hoping it sells.

There is one by Suzanne Marshall (#4961) who’s quilt at Paducah won FIRST in the Small Wall Quilts-Hand Quilted category.  Suzanne’s entry in the AQS Lancaster show won BEST Handworkmanship Award for “Vases”.   Suzanne doesn’t sell her work so this is a chance to own a piece of her beautiful hand workmanship.

Paducah Bound

Tomorrow Darlene, Darlene & I will be heading to Paducah…yep Darlene S. and Darlene S……hey wait that doesn’t help!!!  Darlene 1 and I have been going to Paducah together for many years and always have loads of fun.  This year we are joined by Darlene 2 and I’m sure we’ll be having even more fun 🙂  The entire city of Paducah welcomes the quilters and it’s quite the party atmosphere.