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!


Kathleen 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!

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