Friday, July 12, 2013

Mad Dash to the Finish Line

Up next on my agenda is a trunk show.  It is in conjunction with the Springville Museum of Art's annual Quilt Show.   There are two sessions, I will be showing on August 14th in the evening.  Along with 4 other wonderful quilters from the area.  Since I am doing a trunk show I feel I should have something entered into the show.  Hmmm.  Nothing that I have finished recently is suitable. In part because one of my friends is judging and I showed her all my new stuff.  So for the last 3 days I have been trying to figure out which of my  pieces in the unfinished pile would work.  This afternoon I had an idea for a new piece.  So at 3:30pm I started pulling out fabric.  Mind you the turn in days are tomorrow and Saturday.

Who starts with a chunk of batting?
So I pull out an Art Quilt that I had entered a year or two ago.  I wanted to make sure my piece was small enough to fit in the hall where they hang the smaller art pieces.  Ok, got my size.  First thing I do is cut a piece of batting. Really, that is where I started.  Then I pulled out a fabric for the backing.

My fancy drawing
It is going to be a landscape. So I drew a pencil line for the horizon. Ok, my drawing is done!

No time to tidy up
I pulled some fabric out of the closet, then realized the ones that I wanted were piled in a basket under the junk, er, um, fabrics and scraps piled on the cutting table.

Coming together
I am not going to show any more of this piece until I find out if it gets juried in the show.

Selecting thread
I got one section quilted.  I am still digging through the thread bin to find the one perfect thread.  I think that I should be able to get the quilting done in the morning.  I need to go to Salt Laketomorrow in the afternoon/evening and hope to finish the binding, label and sleeve there.  Then I can drop it off at the museum on my drive back home on Saturday.

And then the rain came
We had a thundershower blow through in the early evening.  The temperature dropped 20 degrees in half an hour.  The clouds hugged the mountain.  I love the smell of the summer rain.

This is my Off the wall post for this week. Also check out my post from earlier in the week about a fundraiser for ALS.  Thanks!


  1. ohhh Did you know that the late - great - Joan Colvin started with a chunk of batting? I always thought was VERY smart! love the progression.

  2. Hope that you get into the show and look forward to seeing the final results.

  3. I look forward to seeing your finished project. I love the colors. I'm in Indiana, and the weather here the last couple of days has been absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Beautiful days are rare with the humidity we usually have here in the summer.

  4. I can't wait to see the finished piece Sylvia!

  5. This is very exciting indeed! I can't wait to see it!

  6. Hope it gets in....I am looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

  7. I like your style! Horizon line - drawing done - lol! Let the fabric do all the work, I always say :-)
    Can't wait to see the piece .

  8. I love everything in this post - that backing fabric is particularly delicious!! I cannot wait to see what the final result is. :)

  9. Love the can-do attitude! One or two days to deadline? No problem. Drawing? One line, done. Fab! Can't wait to see it. Though this doesn't exactly reaffirm my (probably doomed) new resolution to not do last-minute projects! lol. And I love those fabrics.


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