Post Houston Fall Market #1

I have decided this is going to be my new hair color, now that I have been to Market and back…

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Well, no, not really…. this is one of the skeins of threads from Aurifil’s thread “waterfall” display at their booth this year.  It was AMAZING!  Many of you have probably seen pictures of the display on various sites.

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And here is a picture of my Birds, Stars & Swirls quilt (officially called Thread Journey) displayed at Aurifil’s booth this year.  Having a quilt displayed at Aurifil’s booth is definitely one of my Market highlights this year.

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My quilt draped on one of Aurifil’s crates during set-up day.

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This entire quilt is constructed with threads from Aurifil‘s Subtle Strings collection — consisting of my favorite colors to use for subtle contrasting quilting.  I included in the thread box my go-to color 2310, which I had used for piecing this quilt.  I used the other colors to quilt at various spots on the quilt.

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You can see better in this following picture what I mean about the different colors being used to quilt the quilt.

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I had shared a couple of pre-yoyo sneak peeks last week:

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The following picture is post-yoyo.

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Sometimes, subtlety goes a long way.  You can see the subtle contrast better on the back of the quilt.  Thank you to Windham Fabrics for providing the fabric for my backing fabric.  I used a slate-ish gray from their Palette collection (37098-3).

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I showed this very quilt at one of my Schoolhouse sessions.  THANK YOU to all of those who took the time later to tell me you liked my quilt.  It meant heaps to me!  [For those who are new — I free-motion quilted the quilt with my Bernina home machine.]

I wasn’t able to take very many good pictures of this quilt.  For the record, the last yoyo was officially attached onto the quilt at 9:30am on the day of Schoolhouse.  After that, I was rushing to get ready to get on with my day.  The quilt is supposed to come back to me for a short little while for me to take better pictures before it heads of to an exciting adventure!  More about that later.

I will have more snippets to share this and next week, in addition to catching up with other posts that have been scheduled.  For now, I have to unpack, and re-pack myself again for my next trip to Annie’s Craft Festival this Thursday.  Later, Dear Friends!

Quilty happiness is…

…. getting my Aurifil thread spools in the mail!  Receiving threads in the mail is one  of the highlights for me!!!  Those spools of colors are like candies – only without calories! :)  I debut my Thread Talk series with a post on threads.  Click here to read about my thoughts on Aurifil threads.

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So, what is your quilty happiness this week?  Curious mind dearly wants to know…

Thanks for stopping by, Friends!  I hope you have a lovely rest of your week.