Thursday, October 31, 2013

Deadline !

 Here is a timeline of the Creative Process:  Work begins. Screw Off for 75%. Panic but don't actually accomplish anything for 20%. All the work while crying for the last 5%.

When I know for months that a friend is having a baby, I still wait till the last minute to finish the quilt. Literally. I pondered and dreamed, let ideas percolate and marinate, then decided on a design and had only a few days to get 'er done. Sheesh. I used a collection of homespun plaid scraps to make little bow ties, with a taupe stripey shirting back ground to give the blocks a vintage look. Since the parents of this new baby like all things outdoorsy I picked an Ed Emberly animal print for a border. It didn't fit with the vintage look, but still made me smile.

From Mary Hickey's book, "Sweet and Simple Baby Quilts"

I got the October challenge black applique blocks sewn together with yellow sashing and a border of black and white Moda "Lazy Daisy" Mama Said Sew. I sent it off to my sister, Pam, to quilt on her long arm, and didn't get a photo. It looks darling and a lot like a bumble bee. Goal Done!

My quilt guild, Pinehurst Quilters, had a fund raising quilt and craft auction last week. It was a big production for our little club, lots of generous and creative women, and we raised over $4500 for our group and for community projects such as Quilts of Valor and Hike for Healthy Hooters. Here is a photo  of the set up.

My Christmas Wreath Quilt is on the left.


  1. A great baby quilt and I love the border fabric

  2. Ed Emberly goes with everything! My children loved his drawing books - so did I!

  3. Lovely work! Your timeline just cracks me up. :)