April 22, 2021

Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!

Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
Yesterday’s Lunch Bunch!
If you read yesterday’s post about the scheduled power outage to replace a dangerously leaning pole – and my plans to take everyone over to Jefferson for a round of antique mall wandering and lunch out – 
TWO out of THREE of these things happened!
The antique mall was a blast.  the lunch out with friends was wonderful.
The power outage however – NEVER HAPPENED!
And they didn’t let us know that they were rescheduling due to the weather – it was raining sleet, temps were just above freezing, and the wind was blowing everything sideways.
I understand weather delays – totally.
But now they are going to turn off the power at Quiltville Inn THIS MORNING – instead of yesterday.
So what can we do about it? (That light coming out of the top of my head in this photo cracks me up!)
Hubster and Son came over yesterday afternoon with a couple of generators that we hope will power just the sewing room.
The temp this morning is 28.  At least it is sunny so we’ll have some daylight through the windows.
Many are planning on handwork – we may have to be cautious with irons pulling too much power, but some should be able to run machines.
Projected time of outage?  10am – 2pm.
We just gotta love rural living!
Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
Photo off the back porch at Quiltville Inn.
These guys seemed unaffected by weather – 
Cows know how to do it right – just keep your head down and keep munching forward.
We will do that too.
Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
As seen at the antique mall –
I think I have cabinet love –
With nowhere to put it.


Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
Such a fun bow tie!
There were a couple of quilts that were hung up high where we couldn’t get them down to unfold them and really look –
But we COULD reach up and run our fingers over the beautiful hand quilting in the alternate blocks of this one.
And isn’t the use of the stripe in the outer border just so much fun?


Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
This one caught my eye –
Economy patch blocks with nine patches.
Very typical of southern quilts – thick batting, unmarked diagonal quilting.  
And the maker paired this with a pink backing!  Such a wonderful folk arty quilt.


Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
Carpenter’s wheel – cheddar and blue.  


Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
Check out the quilting!
I love the X’s in the squares around the star.


Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
I spy a sewing machine case!
I cannot resist the urge to just take a peek –
What if it’s something REALLY good, and I would have missed it if I didn’t look?


Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
I’m guessing 1970s??
Nope.  I’m downsizing, remember?
There was one other treadle that has been there a long while so I didn’t take photos of it again.
Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
Oh, now this is a real scrap bagger!
Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
Heavy heavy heavy!


Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
Yeah, that’s my foot for scale!
Do you recognize the block pattern?  it’s the same block we used in our Jewel Box Stars Leader & Ender challenge! 
Instead of rotating the blocks to form stars, these blocks were all sewn in one direction, giving the appearance of slanted 6 point stars.
I love blocks that can be turned any number of different ways to make quilts that look completely different.
The ladies all found fun little trinkets and things to take home from their foray over the state line into North Carolina.


Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
Production happening with my sashings!
We returned the the inn around 2pm as scheduled to find that the power didn’t go off at all.
No worries, we had a fun few hours out, and I loved showing the ladies my stomping grounds and favorite places.


Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!


I will continue to work on these through the week.
I hope to be able to put the quilt together by next week!


Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
As seen around the Quilting Quarters –
Beautiful!


Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!
Such a happy creative mess!


Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!

I stayed until dinner time and headed home to feed my own guys – they worked so hard to get the generators set up for this morning.

Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!


Yeah, no hand quilting happened last night either! LOL!
I do have some handwork planned for today.  My favorite pair of jeans have a blown out knee.
I plan on having some fun with some visible mending – and if I like it – there are a couple of other pairs I haven’t ditched yet (Was planning on making them into shorts) that may also get the same treatment.
I’ll share photos of what comes of this trial and error adventure.
I’m excited over what Thursday will bring – even with the threat of power outage!
Anything fun ahead for your Thursday?
Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!


Entries are still coming in for our Catching Rainbows PDF pattern and fabric bundle gift-away!  Did you get your entry in yet? Head on over to last Friday’s Post and enter!
Our drawing happens on MONDAY so there are just a few days left to enter.
And my thanks to everyone for their support in purchasing my Catching Rainbows PDF pattern.  I couldn’t keep doing this without you.
The printable PDF pattern for Catching Rainbows is now available at the introductory price of $9.00 in the digital patterns section of the Quiltville Store.  That’s a 25% savings over the regular price of $12.00.
This price drop is good until May 1, 2021 when the price reverts back to full.
Okay – time for me to load up what I need for power outage day, and head over to the inn to power through it with the ladies, making more memories in the process.
Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!


Quiltville Quote of the Day –
Vintage Apple Core quilt found in Michigan. 
When you look back on your life, will you be glad you got in there and LIVED it.

I am posting this quilt especially for the Texas Ladies who got a quickie tour of the Quiltville Post Office yesterday after our return form town.

I was asked if I had ever made an Apple Core quilt myself.  My answer? “No way.  I spent too many early years in stretch and sew classes and all I can see when I look at Apple Core quilts are panty crotch pieces.” LOL!  (And it is so true and once you see it you can’t unsee it…am I right?!)

Make more happy memories! 

Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone!

Power Outage Delays and Round About Town!