Thursday, May 06, 2010
Probably, it wasn't the best idea to make a quilt for the same event I was chairing, but it was actually kind of nice to have something I *had* to do that I also *wanted* to do. A break from talking to the printer and coordinating ticket sales and knocking on doors for donations.
The downside was that the photos were taken five minutes before I left to set up the raffle table, where it was bundled with tickets to an outdoor concert and gift certificates to wine and gourmet stores. An embarrassingly large number of my own raffle tickets went into that bag, and though I didn't win, at least I know the person who did...so maybe I can at least visit it once in a while. Because it wouldn't be weird to visit a quilt!
The fabrics are all the pinkish/orangeish Kaffe Fassett prints I could choose in the (short) time a 3.5 year old is happy at the LQS, plus some Kona solids.
Hot pink quilting in a loop/pebble hybrid, made denser by the fact that it's harder to control your (faithful but not-meant-for-quilting old Singer) machine when you've attached an oatmeal lid to it with painters tape in order to cover the feed dogs...(such fun to have the new machine die mid-quilt!). There are some puckers.
Machine-bound in the pink solid and a pink KF diagonal stripe. First time with that, and likely my last. Doesn't look as good as Rita's always do. But it's a picnic quilt, not a bed quilt, so I'm mostly OK with that.
Tomorrow...my sheets are here!