This weekend, I’m teaching my Tropical Poppy quilt in a class at the quilt store. Yes, a piecing class!! LOL In case you are new, this is an easy, fun project using a large scale fabric:
I actually bill this as a therapy quilt because I just love to slice and slash up the fabrics. Cheaper than therapy and no copay!! There is a story behind this:
When I first started quilting 5 years ago, I was quilting 60 hours per week for customers. One day, I was having a pity party about not being able to piece for myself, so I decided to take an afternoon off, and piece this quilt. It felt good, too! LOL
Fast forward 4 years…. hmmmm… guess I should actually quilt one of my unfinished quilt tops, so I pulled it out of my closet and finish it.
I decided to enter it into some local shows and was very surprised when it won a second place in a very large category, and then won Viewer’s Choice at my guild show!! I didn’t think it would win so I didn’t even vote for it either! Barb was with me at that show and I think I talked her out of voting for it, too. LOL!
Other update: I am quilting my heart out and I have a looming deadline on a guild quilt. I promise to show pictures, but I want to make more progress first.
Last bit of news…. May will soon be here!! It has been awhile since I’ve been on a yacht delivery, so I will head off to Fort Lauderdale to crew on a boat delivery to Michigan once again. Woo-hoo!!! I hope to blog along the way, plus I will pre-write my Wednesday Quilt Whisperer posts and schedule them to post each Wednesday. I miss the water….