Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Rust-Tex Stars

At Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, there is a woman who buys star blocks from me every year since the show began in 2005. At that time she wanted a few stars to add to a jacket she was making, maybe sew one on the pocket. In 2007, I remember she brought the stars she had to get some more to match. This year she bought some more stars. I recognized her and asked if she ever made the jacket and she said, "No, I never did. But now I have enough stars to make a wall hanging."
The bag shown above was made by someone completely different, who actually used her Rust-Tex stars and other Rust-Tex fabric she bought and made this wonderful bag for her friend!!!
I would like a friend like that!!!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Aprons for Sale

Here are a few of the vintage aprons I will have in my booth, #1151, at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX Oct 14-18, 2009. They were hanging in my laundry room to dry. I washed them in the washing machine being careful to rubber band the apron string together so they wouldn't become tangled. My mistake was not making the rubber bands tight enough. I wanted the aprons to get really clean so I didn't put the rubber bands on very tight. After the 45 minute wash cycle the apron strings were all tangled up...sigh...after spending five minutes untangling them I decided to hang them to dry so the strings would not get tangled up in the dryer!!!