Thursday, November 29, 2012
Quilting break - it's hat time!
I'm still working on my wholecloth but I did take some time off over Thanksgiving to visit with friends from Colorado Springs. Sandy wanted to goto Hatman Jack's - it's a great hat shop in Wichita. If any of you are planning to attend MQS this May, it's walking distance from the show.
I have pretty much given up wearing hats because women's hat makers think all women have the same itty bitty sized head. I happen to have a big fat head and the typical women's hat perches on it like a toy hat. The only hat I could find at Hatman Jack's that fit me was a men's large or extra large! I wish it was due to lots of brains.
Sandy has the opposite problem - she's a pin head.
Even women's hats are too big for her - this one comes complete with blond wig.
She tried one of those side-of-the-head pancake things.
Tom's head size seems to be more in the normal range.
Back to quilting!
Posted by Jan Hutchison at 8:29 AM 3 comments:
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I can't believe I'm doing this
I'm still slogging along on my wholecloth. Once I had finished about 3/4 of the quilting I took the quilt off my longarm and pinned it to my design wall. I realized one part of the design wasn't working - just too much thread. It overwhelmed the rest of the quilt. So I have been picking it out for the last two weeks! I must be insane. It should all be out by Thanksgiving and I know it will be a better quilt for all this picking.
I'll eventually post before and after pictures and you can tell me if I did the right thing!
Posted by Jan Hutchison at 4:47 PM 6 comments:
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Postcard from Houston
I'm still hard at work on my wholecloth so no photos there yet. Gail Stepanek attended the show in Houston and I asked her to send me a picture of our quilt hanging there. I wish I could have been there too! Maybe next year I will make it to the show.
Here is Gail with Mistaken Identity and an Honorable Mention ribbon!
About my last post: someone asked what kind of chalk I used - it is just plain old schoolroom chalk. I stick with white and have no problems brushing it off with a soft cloth.
Posted by Jan Hutchison at 5:53 AM 5 comments:
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