30 August 2016

A big week in quilting

Last Thursday after dropping Flowers for Alison at the Adelaide Show Grounds for judging the Royal Adelaide Show Quilt Show I headed to the city to attend the AMQF and join in a class on a Sweet Sixteen.

The class was with Helen Godden, it was hands on and a great afternoon of just stitching on the machine.  It was probably a bad idea because it has made me want a Sweet Sixteen even more but DH tells me NO, personally I don't see the problem in a little more debt.  Here is a picture of finished product.  All I can think of is how easy it would have been to quilt Flowers for Alison on the Sweet Sixteen, but then again with the thin batting and voile backing the sandwich wasn't that heavy but it would make quilting lot easier.  Oh well I'll keep dreaming, just have to sell a lot more patterns and one day I might be able to get one.

I headed back to AMQF to the Vendor's Mall to make a few purchases.  Aurifil thread was 50% off for participants so I purchased a nice bundle of colours for appliqué and piecing.  I also purchased a saddle chair for my sewing room.

Judging for the Royal Adelaide Show Quilt Section was conducted on Saturday and results were released yesterday on the website and Flowers for Alison received 3rd place in the Machine and Hand pieced quilt Machine Quilted section.

I have been stitching the first Celtic Knot block for the current BOM.  There is a hell of a lot of stitching to do but it will be done in plenty of time.

Maestro had another specialist appointment about his elbow this morning after having an MRI on the weekend.  The bad news is that there is damage to the joint from his break and there may be debris in the joint as well.  The Orthopaedic Specialist said we have 2 options to wait and see if things improve or to have an arthroscope of the joint straight away.  He said it was up to Maestro about what he wanted to do.  There is a chance that the surgery could cause stiffening of the joint, and therefore Maestro has decided to wait and see and return to his sports and monitor how much pain there is and if he can put up with it and revisit the surgery down the track.  Personally I would have done the surgery straight away as there is a chance they can fix the joint when they go in and it was only a small chance that the surgery could cause problems to the joint but it isn't my body and he can put up with the pain.  We have another appointment in 3 months.  Not the news we were hoping for but at least we have answers to why he is still having pain.


Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

I look forward to seeing your quilt when I head to the Show on Friday. There was some great stuff in the vendor mall at AMQF. I also stocked up on my Aurifil threads. Unfortunately I couldn't take any classes this time, maybe next time.

Sandi said...

Congrats on your third place! How exciting. Your fox is lovely.

Sorry to hear the news about your sons continued issues with his elbow. Hope thing improve for him soon.

Kate said...

Congrats on the third place! That is really cool.

Sorry to hear about Maestro's injury. Hopefully things will improve in the next few months.