Monday, May 25, 2015


Here it is, May 25, and the June 1 deadline for the SAQA 12" quilt auction is almost here.  It's a receive by deadline, and I'm running out of time.  I've wracked my brain trying to come up with a "quick" 12" design, but came up with nothing.

I did a lot of cleaning and sorting and stashing the mess in my Studio as I considered this, that, and the other thing.  And I found something.  I found this:
Perhaps you remember it?  If not, you should probably revisit this installment of the blog, from 2010.  Ironically, I was trying to figure out what I could come up with for the SAQA 12" auction.  It didn't make the cut back then - if you read the 2010 post, you might be snickering - but today?  It did.  See those rotary cutters?  I put them to use, yet again.

First, I needed to reduce the piece to 13", so I whacked it.
The giant rick rack was distracting, so I got rid of it.
That was a definite improvement.  And then...I quilted it.  It already had a LOT of threadwork on the seaweed and the sea urchins, so all I needed to do was quilt around everything and then knock down the background.
 Look at that!  All faced and almost ready to ship out in the morning.  All that I have left to do is to attach the label and the hanging sleeve.  Not bad for the day, not bad at all.  Then again, it was 10 years in the making!  (And it used to be a vest!)
I'm continuing to wash my way through my new fabric.  These are pretty, don't you think?  They sure did bleed a lot!!
And finally, I quilted a second baby quilt, but still need to tack down the binding.  Maybe I'll get that done tomorrow, and take pictures then.  wow.  I'm feeling a bit productive, and boy, does it feel good!

1 comment:

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Great SAQA piece. How funny it took so long to make the cut.