Saturday, September 24, 2016
High Speed Gift Giving!
When your loved one asks at very short notice to make a quilt for someone special as a way of thanks you can't say no, can you? I didn't say no - I said yes!
My loved one is a music teacher and when he heard of one of his exchange students was leaving, the idea of a music/ kiwiana quilt was a nice idea. The luxury of time was not on my side so a lap quilt made from 5" squares in both kiwiana and music themed fabrics worked a treat.
Reasonably quick to piece, even the quilting came together in a couple of hours, Glide thread doing a stipple over the 5" squares then some quilted "Music" (relevant to that child, instrument etc) and "Kiwi" words then machine attached binding and a label.
All good right? I did my good deed and I got that warm fuzzie feeling for making a quilt for someone else! So back to paying customers...................not so quick! Two days later:
"Dear, there is another exchange student leaving, could 'we' make another quilt?"
Did I say no?
No I didn't............I made another nearly the same with a few different fabrics relevant to the student.
I had the other half of black batting from the first quilt (these quilts only measure 41" square) and just enough of the backing fabric! Whew!
A final note, be kind to your fabric stash because you never know when you will have to call on it at short notice!