MQS Quilt — will I ever get it done?!

I have been so busy the past couple of weeks!  Mostly just trying to do too much in a short amount of time I guess.  I have been trying to get things organized and prepared for my classes at MQS, then this past weekend I taught a small group of girls from my LA Guild (who agreed to be guinea pigs) my Innovative Wholecloth Design class.  We had a lot of fun, and I am anxious to see their finished wholecloths.  Oh, and then of course I had to start my entry for MQS.  I got my quilt marked pretty quickly, I started with just the main elements, and then decided on and marked the rest of the smaller stuff.  I would normally just do the feathers freehand, but because I want the placement to be just right so the little circles on the feather tips line up pretty well, I ended up marking those in as well.  I have all of the main motifs stitched in, and am now working on my fillers.  I worked doing fillers for about 4 hours yesterday, and ripping out some pebbling (yikes!!!! Especially when it’s black thread on black fabric).  I had planned to spend today doing some more on my quilt, but woke up with a terrible stiff neck and there was no way I could quilt.  Sooo, I decided to spend that time getting groceries and at least getting something accomplished (plus I won’t have to do it this weekend when W.Mart is so full I can’t even get a cart).  But, at least the day ended on a good note — I found out that I got 3rd place in my catagory at Paducah for my quilt Grandma’s Clock. 

Here are a couple of pics of my new wholecloth so far (not that there is a whole lot to see) —

   Initial MarkingSmaller stuff Marked

Last but not least, I’ll finish with a puppy pic — DH would probably kill me if me if he knew I was putting his pic on here, but it’s a cute picture.  What you can’t see in the picture is DH’s shoe kinda chewed up a little <G>.  Do you believe it, he chews up his fathers shoe, and then crawls on top of him and uses him as a bed <VBG>! 



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