We got Bubblegum Basics in about 2 weeks ago and I have been very busy doing up the free quilt patterns. The first one uses the panel which is adorable and makes up into a good size lap quilt.........Mostly from the scraps of the lap quilt I made up the second one 1/4 the actual quilt size as a wallhanging and it is really nice.....just have to finish up the applique and I can quilt it. I am hand appliqueing so it may take a bit of time as I actually have to find the time to work on it but it should be done soon.......and for the first time I am using silk thread and it is an absolute dream to work with. Renske Helmuth swears by it and she certainly got me hooked! Borrowed a spool from Barb who also loves it and I haven't looked back!
We are now at our "countdown" stage and we have 3 days until we leave for Quilt Market in Pittsburgh....3 very busy days of course! Packing, classes, and everything that goes with that. We are taking a couple of freeloaders along with us and we'd like you to meet them as you will be seeing alot of them in our trip pics.....
First - meet George! George belongs to Elaine and he is already a seasoned world traveller with his own blog http://goergestravels.blogspot.com/. He's a little behind in his travel reports but trust me this guy has been all over the world but this is his first trip to Quilt Market. Barb and I plan on making him very comfortable.
Barb and I decided that George should have a travel buddy (not that we won't be his buddies but we thought he would like a friend to sit in the back seat with). Meet Chester Randolph Rooster III. Chester is the Cock A Doodle Quilts store mascot and has grown from a "baby chick" with Laurissa's nurturing to become a full "plumed" rooster......as you can see by those gorgeous tail feathers.....
This is Chester and George meeting for the first time....George seems a little in awe of Chester but after their first meeting they have settled down to become great friends......I think we are ALL going to have a great time! We will keep you posted.