Karen writes about life as a Quiltmaker in Austin, Texas; surviving in an empty nest, marriage, cooking, gardening and (did I say?) Quilting...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Blue and Grey

What have I gotten myself into?





Dear Husband has been working at a local private school for several months, and recently commented that the school's big fund raising event is coming up in April. He slyly mentioned that there would be a silent auction, and, that it would be awfully nice if he had something to donate for the auction.




Silence.




Of course, he could donate one of his hand made knives, but a quilt done in school colors might go over better right?




More Silence.




I finally have to reply - you know I'm trying to finish up mom's big quilt - right? And I've volunteered to take on the publicity for the guild's quilt show (an unbelievably large task)... right?




Even More Silence.




But how can I refuse... of course I'll just whip something together. So inspired by this month's guild speaker, Sally Schneider, I decide to use the pattern that I bought at the meeting to make a fast, quilt.




The event's theme is "A Night to Shine" so, stars it is. And I'm using a pattern that includes a pieced border... that is incorporated into the block piecing. When finished, it will look incredibly complex, when in fact, it is just diagonally set blocks, with a build in border...




Here's a picture of the work in progress:
Two strips are done, and are being pinned together for sewing...



It did go together fairly quickly - probably have about 12 hours total into it... I'll give you an update next week... due date: April 1!

3 comments:

Edward Ott said...

that is phenomanal looking.

Beth said...

Looks really good!

Julia said...

I'm pretty sure John's almost-masochistic work ethic comes from you!