Thursday, April 14, 2011

MQX and the Summer Mystery

Faye and I are here at Machine Quilters Exposition (MQX) in Providence Rhode Island. It was a wonderful drive down with lovely weather. Especially easy for me since Faye drove  *grin* We got settled at the hotel and went to the show for a couple of hours to check things out and plan for the big day tomorrow. We will see and do as much as possible, then finish up any last details on Saturday before heading home.

The quilts are amazing, as expected, and there are plenty of vendors. I have some "business" to do with several of them. There are new all over designs on the horizon and new tools as well. Curved Cross-hatching is all the rage and it's no wonder when it can look like this... 

The guest apperance is by my partner in crime...Faye...

For the folks that can't make it here to the show there will be lots more pictures.

And...since I am getting questions about fabric for the Scrap Basket Summer Mystery I thought these pictures might help...Yep, these are from a booth hera at the show...

For lights, any OR ALL of these would be great. Remember this is scrappy...the more the merrier...

And while I will be using all sorts of colos and prints, if you wanted to control the color a bit, just about any of these would work, except the ones that are really light in this group.

Remember, light/dark value is relative to the other fabrics around it. Just like sorting laundry (you remember that from the distant past?) the medium blue shirt that looks fine in the load of jeans and flannel shirts sticks out in the basket of socks and "unmentionables" Same with this quilt. You need lights and darks with lots of contrast btween them. Other fabric requirements and amounts will be posted soon. But it's getting late and I have a show to go to tomorrow!!! 

Don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends
Tell me where to get more wax!

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