Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Quilting Peer Pressure

Today we started taking quilts at my local quilt show.
 
I have been in charge of this quilt show for years. Thankfully, this year I am not in charge, just part of the committee. Still, you can see where the pressure comes from.
 
We have a "challenge" quilt category that is really fun. Last year we sold fat quarters of Emily Herrick's of Crazy Old Ladies bottle cap print from Going Coastal. Emily is a local gal we love to support!
 
 
This year all the quilts made using that fat quarter make up one category called the "challenge" category. A few of my friends have made some fun quilts this year. I hadn't gotten beyond wondering what I would do.
 
Today as I was leaving to take kids to activities, they said I could come back if I brought ice cream sandwiches. Earlier they had said I needed to make my challenge quilt and bring it back tomorrow. I guess I didn't want to share my ice cream because I went home and sewed for three hours!
 
Here's what I ended up with:

 
It's only about 30" square. I kind of made it as a joke. They tease me because I like the irish chain. When they were teasing at the quilt take in today, the irish chain idea came to mind. I fussy cut the bottle caps. They were 2 5/8" square. Not the best size, but not too bad. That's what came of peer pressure tonight!

5 comments:

Kate said...

It's adorable.

Lesley said...

This is wonderful! You really made an exceptional quilt...guess you were really up to the challenge! Well done!

marie said...

WOW------what a fabulous job. Hope you win. I would of been stumped with that fabric.

Nita said...

I love what you've done with the Irish Chain! Very creative!

Marion McClellan said...

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO!!!