Monday, June 27, 2011

Not Fast Food

It was pointed out to me that I had not posted a completed picture of Not Fast here it is!  Non-quilters always ask, "How long did that take?"  There is no easy answer to that question - I know they mean, "how long did it take to sew the dang thing," but how long did it take has to include agonizing over fabric choices, cutting fabric, arranging the layout, etc.  I went into KiwiQuilts last week, and I was telling one of the customers that each of the blocks took between 10 and 15 hours (most took 15) to sew, and that I named it Not Fast Food because I was a White Glove at the East Cobb Show in 2009, and a gentleman said to me that he was glad that quilting had not gone the way of fast food. I thought of him when I was working on this piece and the first block took about 10 hours to piece. Tracy thought that was really the name of the pattern, and had not been able to find it.  Hmmmmm.....wonder why?  It's a Block of the Month from Starr Fabrics. You can buy the whole kit at once and save on postage, but I would recommend joining their mailing list, and when they have their 12 days of Christmas sale or another sale, they'll send you a note and you can get it then, or buy it at one of the quilt shows. I bought it at the Chicago show a couple of years ago, and it was 50% off.

I am sooooo glad to be finished with this. I learned a lot, and my piecing got so much better by the end. It is off to Leona Harden to be quilted.

I spent the day Saturday down at Quilts and Fixins in Jonesboro to sell Raffle Tickets for the East Cobb Raffle Quilt.  This picture does not do it justice. I met lots of quilters and we sold lots of tickets, so it was a good day!

I owe, I owe, so off to work I go! Have a great day!

I have not lost my mind - it's backed up on disk somewhere.

1 comment:

Sandra Hankins said...

Love it! You're so talented my friend