Thursday, May 12, 2011

An apple for today and Quilt Market!!

We're having a pin cushion swap at the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild this month.  Here is the little guy I put together for the swap.  It's another Heather Bailey pin cushion pattern.  Her patterns are so fabulous.  This one is far easier than the elephant too.  I really love it and might have to make one for myself.


I stuffed this guy with a mixture of lizard liter and the polyester stuffing.  The mixture worked perfectly.  The lizard liter (AKA crushed walnut shells) gave it a nice weight but the stuffing helped it keep its shape.  Check out this post from Adrianne over at Little Bluebell about using the lizard liter.  I used the condiment bottle like she suggested and it works perfectly. 



In other super fun news, I'm headed to Quilt Market this weekend.  Sue from my quilt guild got a few of us passes through her business.  I can't tell you how excited I am.  I started following quilting blogs about two years ago, right when there were lots of posts going up about Market back then.  I knew I had to figure out how to get there someday.  This is going to be one fabulous weekend.  I'm hoping to make it to the Modern Quilt Guild meet-up tomorrow evening and have a reservation for the Quilt Market Meet-Up on Saturday.  Expect loads of pictures next week!

3 comments:

  1. Oh Kati, I am so j.e.a.l.o.u.s!!!!!! Have so much fun meeting all the amazing, inspiring people at Quilt Market. Take lots of pics and post them, please!!!

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  2. Lizard liter? I'm glad you explained what that is...I would have spent a good hour scratching my head (or at least until I googled it).
    Such a sweet pincushion!

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  3. i was at a workshop and someone let us use their crushed walnut shells, but i had no idea how to get some. thank you for clearing that up :)

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