The days have been ticking by with a fury, and in only 4 short days, I’ll be on a plane (four planes to be exact) to Austin for QuiltCon. My family–husband especially–has been super understanding and helpful in terms of giving me a bit extra sewing time so that I can feel prepared. After a long late-night sewing stint last night and a great mail day today, I’m feeling much more prepared. Here’s a quick post outlining what I’ve finished:
I amazingly finished sewing this Super Tote (pattern by Anna at Noodle-head) so that I will have an awesome handmade bag large enough to carry all my supplies around QuiltCon. Only the second bag I’ve ever made, there are a number of things I messed up or would do differently next time, but I am happy with it! I used Anna Maria Horner’s line Field Study for both the front pocket and lining, and used Robert Kaufman 21-wale corduroy for the body.
Night Quilter Belt for the AlterEgo Moda Dance Party
Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl proposed a fun idea a month or so ago, where we dress up as our QuiltCon Alter Egos for the Moda Dance Party Thursday night. The idea was to dress like your blog name, since everyone will recognize blogosphere monikers far more easily than actual names or faces. I decided to make a belt reflecting my new Night Quilter logo (see business cards and pins below), and I will be wearing a navy blue shirt with silver star stickers all over it. Night Quilter? I hope it works!
Business Cards and Pins
My business cards from Moo and pin-back buttons from Button Arcade finally arrived today! Now I’m feeling like I’m REALLY ready to head to QuiltCon!! There is an official-unofficial pin swap going on at QuiltCon, so I’m looking forward to swapping! I love that Kyle at Button Arcade was able to put my blog url on the back/side of the pins. What an awesome feature!
Here’s my updated QuiltCon to-do list:
Order pin-back buttons Download QuiltCon app
- Prep for classes
Buy fabric for Alternate Grid
-Make blocks (5 finished)
-Cut scraps for Playing with Value
Make Super Tote Make quilted belt for QuiltCon AlterEgo Order business cards
- Make Noodle-head pouch for holding buttons
Buy a new moleskin notebook & micron pens Make a lanyard?(both Sarah at Smiles Too Loudly and Daisy at Ants to Sugar offered to make me a lanyard! I’m SO grateful for awesome quilter blogger friends! Woohoo!)
- Make a list of people to meet (It’s ongoing!)
Up I go to cut scraps for Playing with Value, then perhaps I’ll make a couple more blocks tomorrow for the Off the Grid workshop. Tonight is date night with my hubby for Valentine’s Day, so all sewing comes to a halt when he arrives home from dropping the kids with his cousin!
9 thoughts on “The Final Countdown: QuiltCon 2015”
Your belt and bag look fantastic, but your business cards and buttons really shine! I decided not to spend any more money making new business cards, so I will have a handful of the ones I give out to clients and potential clients. Not the sexiest, but functional… and I did not really have the budget for buttons, either. I do have 60 stickers, though. We’ll see how it all works out. 🙂 Happy Valentine’s day – I hope you enjoy your date night!
I’ve got the Super Tote currently in the works… love you colors!
Isn’t it great when the husbster’s take over kid duty while you get to really make the sewing machine hum? Enjoy your trip!
That is a very impressive tote! Love the buttons and business card and how your belt matches the logo. It all looks very professional and creative.
Looks like you’re just about ready! I love the bag, and I don’t see anything about it that looks messed up to me!
These are all awesome Kitty! See you soon.
Looks like your to do list is getting shorter and shorter. The Noodlehead bag turned out beautifully… yet another pattern I am tempted to buy! Have a wonderful time at QulitCon… I’ll carry on living vicariously! 🙂
So glad you finished the bag and belt! They turned out great!
Man, I love your new logo. And that peacock fabric is gorgeous. Wish I could’ve seen you at QuiltCon, maybe another time 🙂