But on to more interesting stuff.
I mentioned in my last blog that I would tell you how it came about that I was hired to make a store sample quilt top for Quilters Quarters. About three months ago there was an article in the paper about the shop. Debbie, the owner, mentioned she was having trouble finding part-time help. I went over a few days later with a resume on disk to apply but she had already hired a couple of people. While I was there I signed up for the Saturday Sampler class.
The Big Guy came with me for the first class as did Roxy Dog. They explored the little mall where the quilt shop is while I went to the hour-long class. They ate cookies from the Dutch bakery, found a Japanese shop with gluten free soy sauce, and rifled through all the sale fabric in front of Quilter's Quarters.
The quilt we are doing is called "Birthday Blossoms" Each square is the flower of the month. April's flower is the sweet pea. If we made two blocks we got entered in a drawing for a fat quarter.
Kestrel CousinsI was so inspired by spending time with other quilters and lots of fabric that I did the first block, a second in different colors and a third at half size. I did all the day after the class!
The next week I made a pillowcase for the small block but it didn't look good on it so off it came.
Colby's Doggy Love quilt
Then I finished the baby quilt "Doggy Love" I had been working on forever for Colby Butler, grandson of some dear friends. And also finished the quilt top for Colby's big sister, Kestral, whose infancy I somehow missed! Big brother got his quilt (an I Spy) almost the second he was born.
Official Class Block
At the May Saturday Sampler class I proudly did show and tell of all my stuff and Debbie pointed at me and said "You, stay after class!". Which, of course being well indoctrinated by 13 years of catholic school, I did. Whereupon she hired me to make the shop sample.
My Variation Block
So that is that story.
My half-size variation
Oh, yeah - the $60 worth of fabric I bought...story for another day, I think.