Friday, May 14, 2010

Getting ready for Spring Market when a few Angels appeared

Getting ready for these shows is tough as the fabric arrives late and there is always so much to do. I think this is going to be the pattern for these trade shows and trying to fit an amazing amount of work into a limited amount of time. I have had a few angels here helping me this time, Dee and Shirley. Dee has been here almost everyday sewing, sewing. I was up until 3 am night before last, struggling with getting the quilt together as it continued to grow, and grow. I ended up having to take it all apart several times to find the problem and then resewed the boo boo blocks and at 3am finally realized it was going to go together. My dear husband has also been a saint, making dinners, lunch, helping unsew, I couldn't have done it without these wonderful friends. I also had the most miraculous thing happen. I asked Randy to call a local quilt shop and ask them if they knew of any long arm quilters that could possible quilt this quilt by Tuesday. LOL I knew in my mind that I was dreaming, most of the quilters I know are booked for months in advance. As we were talking to them one of the long arm quilters walked into the shop and they handed her the phone. I explained my delima and she agreed to take the quilt and quilt it by Monday!!! When I arrived at her home she had so many quilts in line to be quilted and explained that she was booked 3-4 months out!!! But she took my quilt to help out! I can't believe it, what an answer to prayer. It saved me from tons of hours trying to quilt that giant before I leave next week So thank you all so very, very much. Here is my quilt for the Red Rooster Booth, I am learning to be a piecer!  Thank God for EQ 6, I designed the quilt and scanned in all my fabrics into the fabric library so I can just drop them into the blocks and it will calculate my yardage requirements. Phew! I even designed the little paper pieced dogs and cats in the corners. I need to add their little button eyes still. Come by the Red Rooster Booth and see me, mention my blog and I will have a free gift for you!!!


Elizabeth Seaver said...

Your work is fabulous, and your love of what you do shows in it. Good luck at your show. We all need to thank God, as you have done, for the angels in our lives!!!

Joan said...

Oooh!!! I love the vibrancy of this!! Good luck with the show.

EH said...

Good luck for the show Desiree!
I love the beautiful color balance in this quilt.

Desiree said...

Thanks everyone, wish me luck, I have never spoke at Market before.

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