Thursday, March 5, 2015

Really Random Thursday, 3/5/15

Does anyone even remember when I used to post random stuff weekly? What happened to all that random stuff? Wish I knew. I also feel like I have forgotten how to even write a blog post.

It's been a long time since I have been on a plane with a propeller. But this is how my trip to Austin and QuiltCon began.
Doesn't everyone need a picture taken on a bucking sewing machine? It didn't actually do any bucking, but anyway--yee haw!!

There are lots of posts about QuiltCon--pictures of quilts, pictures of people.So I will just post a couple.

I had the best roommate--Anne from Springleaf Studios, standing in front of her quilt. I hope I can talk her into coming to QuiltCon Pasadena next February!
Sharing meals with friends was great, going from 2D (as Elizabeth likes to call them), in other words, people on the other side of a screen, to 3D status, friends with a real connection and shared experiences.

Why didn't I take a picture of corndog-style jumbo shrimp and grits? Yum. I sure didn't forget to document the desserts, though!
 I attended some interesting lectures and took a great class by Cristy Fincher--paperless paper piecing, a very interesting technique.

To see quilts close up rather than on a computer screen or iPhone was amazing. This got my vote for Viewer's Choice, The White Rainbow, by Shruti Dandekar

In keeping with the random nature of this post, here is a random sighting of the only quilt I submitted for the show, which was rejected. There were many fabulous quilts that were rejected so I really wasn't surprised or disappointed. It was part of the Michael Miller challenge, which involved a stack of cotton couture pastels. Pastels alone just don't excite me much, so Elizabeth graciously contributed some darker cotton couture colors for contrast.
It was quilted with white thread, with random lines of color here and there, so subtle that you have to look closely to even notice them.

To keep it edgy, raw edges of the pieced squares, which normally would have been the "wrong" side,  became the "right" side of the quilt. So I named it "Exposed."
And that's it for this week. I would love to start blogging more regularly. I clearly need to dust off my writing skills...


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Debbie said... #

I totally remember your random posts and am working on one myself for tomorrow. Good to meet you at QuiltCon!! And Thanks for showing off your own quilt here...

The Colorful Fabriholic said... #

I've missed your blog; glad you're back! Your roommate's quilt at QuiltCon is awesome. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

Every Thursday I think of random things!!! Bring it back please! :) great photos and looks like a whole lot of fun!

Rene' said... #

So happy to see your really random posts again!!! Great seeing you in Austin!!!

Terri said... #

I have missed you here at your blog! And your crazy random posts! Fun to see more on your trip to Quiltcon.

Needled Mom said... #

It looks like your trip was great fun. It is terrific to meet all of your 2D friends. I am looking forward to having it in Pasadena next year.

Love your roommates quilt and I like "Exposed" too. Very clever!

Anonymous said... #

I have been saying to myself lately that I miss your posts, especially Really Random Thursday! I opened this and voila!! It made me smile. Thanks for making my day. 8-) Glad you had such a great time.

xo Linda

Susan said... #

I will join the chorus of commenters who have missed Really Random Thursdays! I have also gone to write a post, wondering whether there'd be others too. I love your Exposed quilt! And QuiltCon was certainly as huge success, I guess!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Hey roomie. You were the BEST!!!! You are definitely making Pasadena an enticing possibility. : )

Michele said... #

It sounds like everyone had a great time. I'm not going to be able to get to Pasadena next year but I'm hoping to make it to Savannah in 2016.

Carla said... #

Welcome back to Randomness!

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

I love a good random post - it's nice to see it back, hope it stays!

OPQuilt said... #

Glad to see you are back to writing your blog, as I'm back to READING blogs again, after an equally long hiatus. Fun to see you on the bucking sewing machine--you are a brave cowgirl!