Monday, September 11, 2006

Horse Parade

Yesterday was the Annual All-Horse Parade in the town next to me, where my daughter lives. They are fortunate to live right on the parade route. So we have a big barbeque and they invite all their friends to come watch the parade. The kids love it! There are 4-H horse clubs, the rescue units, miniatures to Belgium Draft horses, I think 400+ horses total. Then the local high school marching bands, the Sweet Adelaines plus a few other music groups made for a wonderful day. I tried to sew on a binding while chatting. I got all of about 10" done. and sew it goes....LOL

This is for Linda, who was asking about my "notches" on my English paper piecing project. They really aren't notches at all, but at the corners when you fold the fabric over the paper. Since it's a trapezoid, the fabric creates points at the ends. I know it's hard to see, but when you sew them all together, the points "swirl" in the center of the block. The little block in the lower left corner is the fabric underneath with the paper pattern laying on top. Then right next to that piece is the pattern piece with the fabric "wrapped around" the pattern and basted down.

I've been working on class samples, my one hour challenge, machine quilting a top for a friend and making tote bags. But NOTHING is done enough to show! Maybe this week I'll have something done enough that I can take a picture. I need to learn to finish one thing at a time rather than have 15 things going on at once. It does keep me hopping.


Hedgehog said...

What are you going to do with all those cool little trapezoids?

Linda_J said...

Gotta love small town America and all the summer fairs, festivals and parades.

Now I get it, Karen---just couldn't figure out why that little tab was sticking out on the trapezoids. That explains it!

Patti said...

One at a time? Heck no - that wouldn't be any fun! Quilters who do that aren't nearly as exciting as those with a collection of projects!


Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

The exciting thing about working on many projects all at once is that you work and work and work away and then - all at once - you have several finishes in a row!

Sounds like you had a nice day yesterday!



Karen said...

The parade looks like so much fun.

Ruth said...

The parade looks like great fun!

Mary said...

The nice thing about having a bunch of things in progress is that once you start finishing them you finish a lot at one time. The hardest part is keeping on in the middle of the projects when you aren't seeing much overall progress.