Sunday, November 5, 2017

Whew! It's Been a Busy Summer!

     Goodness me! I feel so very fortunate. I have had such a fun and busy summer that I don't even know where to start!

     This past month I have been working on a custom quilt order that I got through Etsy. My client wanted the pattern of this quilt:


     With the palette from this quilt:

Sand and Sea Glass
      It sounded easy, but when I went to buy fabrics, I realized that there are places for 17 fabrics in the Galapagos quilt and, I don't know how many colors in the Sand and Sea Glass quilt, so it was a bit of a challenge to get all of the colors represented.

     This is the gradation that I ended up with----> 

     So, now the quilt top is pieced and ready to go to Regina to be quilted.

     I have this quilt hanging in landscape orientation, because that is how it will hang on the wall of her new home.

     In addition to that I had a wonderful time at my booth at The Yellow River Jam, which is a festival that happens every October in my lovely town of Porterdale. It involves kayak paddling on the river in the morning, followed by an afternoon of live music, food, and artists booths in the park beside the river. So Much fun! My dear friends Mary Beth and Eleanor joined me for the weekend with Mary Beth's pottery,  and we had so much fun!

     In September, I went to spend some time with Baltimore Heritage Quilters Guild. I did a trunk show there, plus I taught an A Maze Zing class. It is so much fun to see all of the color variations they came up with! 

       I had such a lovely time with this group of ladies!

     BTW: I will freely admit that I am not the most tech savvy blogger around. When it comes to technology, it seems like I am always struggling and bungling. I just started an Instagram account. I am excited about this because it means that in future I can post class photos to that account directly from my phone on the same day as the class, instead of waiting until I get around to uploading photos to my computer. Maybe now it will not take me a month and a half or more to post photos from my classes. Hope springs eternal anyway! Now, if only I can get my Instagram account to add my posts to my Quilt Designs by Candace page, instead of my personal Candace Hassen page.... one day.....

     So that is what I have been up to lately, I hope your summer has been fun filled and productive. Thanks for stopping by! Linking to Oh Scrap! and Main Crush Monday