Wishes on Wednesday

Monday was Guild and we finally had a speaker come in!!! I run the programs and was so disappointed when we cancelled our speakers the last few months. But finally we got one in. Doris Goins is a long arm quilter and over the years has become certified as a judge for competitions. She shared her thoughts on “Quilt as Desired”. You know that phrase. We see it on ALL of our patterns. It’s the last instruction they give you. Quilt as Desired. Just what does that mean!!! I desire it to be full of feathers and swirls and cross-hatch and all kinds of gorgeous lines. But that doesn’t mean I can accomplish that goal. LOL!!

She showed us wonderful examples of how she has finished quilts and gave us a lot of tips. Then the fun part happened! After lunch we had a workshop to actually bring a top in that we could get advice on how to “Quilt as Desired”. She had us choose 2 print fabrics and a piece of paper. The paper had a triangle, square, and a border. We were to pull elements out of the prints and fill the shapes with our “quilting”. I picked a print that had a feather style design, so of course, feathers. I suck at drawing feathers!! LOL. I am determined when I get back home I am practicing feathers.

When it came time to show our tops I pulled out my Fox and Geese, I gotta come up with a better name.

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On this top I see a star shaped secondary pattern but Doris saw an X. Look at the lower right corner, then shift over 1 row of blocks. As we looked at the Star Shape she started to see a circular shape from the triangle corners kissing each other. So we thought, why not play up circles and build them out until they overlap a few rounds. I am definitely drawing this up on paper!! She even suggested to carry them out to the border. Never even thought about that.

So now I need to decide, am I doing this, or will I take it to a long arm quilter with my thoughts. We’ll see! Right now I have a date with a beach chair and the ocean!!

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Last Week

  1. Bridesmaid’s Masks
  2. Finish Spring Fling
  3. Finish Baby Tumblers
  4. Enjoy wedding
  5. Find sanity? X Not sure if I have any left!!!
  6. Squirrels: Kid’s masks for my Great-N’s
  7. Squirrels: Coco Puffs-4 Patches /

This Week

  1. Toes in the sand
  2. Shrimp in my belly
  3. Sun on my face
  4. SPF50 all over my pale skin!! LOL
  5. Knitting!!!

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Whew, we are done! The wedding is over, the clean up was brutal, the house is fairly back to normal after the afterparty calmed down. Our guests were fed breakfast and are sent on, the happy couple are in Colorado, and we’re ready for Florida. Many tears were shed, many smiles were beaming, many hearts were filled, dances were danced, food was eaten, drinks were flowing. But most important of all were the family and friends we made memories with!

Everyone loved the decorations. Each table had 3 wine bottles with Fairy Lights in them, sitting atop my creations. Many stopped to tell me how lovely they were. And the surprised faces when I told certain guests, sitting at the table, the topper was theirs to take home was so much fun! But I must say, I am sooo glad that Behme Wedding 2.0 in July 2021 will not have quilted table toppers! LOL. For that one I plan an actual quilt, just need to stealthily determine colors and decide on a design. Her venue has an old truck they bring out for ambiance and it would be a gorgeous backdrop for a quilt. More on that later.

I sucked at getting pictures, half the evening I had no clue where my phone was! Thankfully my sister got several and the photographers were snapping away.

The hanging of the dress in the Bridal Suite. This venue has a gorgeous suite for the girls to prepare in. They ask each bride to hang her dress in the window for the photographer to get a dress shot.

The girls were prepping her feet for the shoes, me trying to get loops around buttons, and finally, all dressed and ready!

Sharing some thoughts, dancing the first dance, having fun with photos!

While we close the door on this wedding, we ramp up the planning for the next wedding, July 24th, 2021! The happily engaged couple!

Diva and CarGuy

Those are the only “designs” I have on my wall today! Well, except this case I made Diva for bobby pins and pony holders.

Cork and snaps, Easy Peasy

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