QuiltCon Prepping Fun

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Since I will taking a class from Lizzy House on Block Printing (see random sample from web, above), and since I decided I’d had enough of “have-to” sewing, I wanted to just whip up something fun. . . like a tool roll.

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Here it is, fully loaded.  I had some leftover canvas from making bags for grandchildren, doubled that, then stitched on wee pockets for my tools.  Oh, plus a flap for rolling over the tools and a tie.
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Empty.  It’s in the bottom of my bags that are all packed up for QuiltCon this week:

Packed for QuiltCon2016

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I’ve been working backstage on a quilt to bring to the kind folks who asked me to make a further-backstage quilt for their market booth (pictures of that one coming in May).  But I wanted to have something for them to show off their fabulous new line of solids, called Painter’s Palette, so I put together this smallish quilt for them to have in their booth at QuiltCon for everyone to put their hands all over to feel the nice hand of the fabrics.  I call it Focus, and soon I’ll put up a free pattern on Craftsy for it.  Just not this week.

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Focus, quilt #158
Approximately 38″ by 42″

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I quilted it lightly, because heavy quilting changes the texture of a quilt, sometimes obscuring the “hand” of the fabric.  Since it can be hung both ways, I had to construct a rod pocket that could go both ways.

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See you on the backside of QuiltCon!