Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hello. Goodbye.

Sorry I haven't been around much lately.  I've been EXTREMELY BUSY! 
I haven't mentioned it much on here, but Jason and I are buying a house.  We close tomorrow; we move Saturday.  So, our world looks a lot like this:

Moving - Fabric Shelves
Empty shelves where fabric once sat.

Moving - Boxes
Boxes stacked where we once had a dining room.

Don't let me fool you... moving isn't all I have going on.  I am still working on a few projects for myself.

Design Wall
My design wall is more bare than usual.

Yucky thread
I tried blue thread with an orange bobbin, didn't work, ripped it out.  I tried orange thread with an orange bobbin, didn't like it.  Ripping out orange thread and have a new method for getting the blue thread to work.  Will like it most definitely.

This is a (really late) father's day gift for my dad.  It's just waiting to be trimmed and bound.  I've entered it into the AIAKC's Art x Architects at the end of the month.  Hope you don't mind too much that it's really late, Dad.

Lily and I have been working on some cool projects for Fabri-Quilt lately.  We're (mostly she naps, so pretty much just me working) working on 2 quilts for them from start to finish.  That means for two different fabric lines, I'm designing a full quilt, making a project sheet, and then making the physical quilt. The two fabric lines I'm making these from are Urban Garden and another line called Flower Power! that isn't on their website yet.  I must say... the two quilts of mine they've given me the go-ahead on are really fun. 

I'm also working on a quilt from another fabric line that somebody else started but won't get to finish. 

All three of these quilts are supposed to be finished by August 23rd.  Since they know that's not going to happen, I can have them finished by August 30th and they'll take them to Las Vegas in a suitcase.  Why won't the 23rd happen?  Well, they just got in touch with me about this project last week. 

I picked up EQ7 and got to work really quickly learning the program as I designed several quilts to send to the nice people at Fabri-Quilt.  They picked a quilt for each of the fabric lines yesterday, so I should get the fabric to get started on these pretty soon. 

See?  I wasn't lying when I said I was really busy.  Forgive me if I'm not around much until next month.


M.M.E. said...

Congratulations on your coming move! It's always so exciting. It sounds like you have a lot of wonderful projects going on (and wonderful help from your cat). I wish you luck!

Deb said...

Hi Jessica! I just found your blog and it looks great. How did you get started designing quilts for Fabri-quilt? I'm a KC quilter too.