Based on a comment that Lori made yesterday, I decided to get even showcase a past collaborative quilt that we made during one of our Carla & Lori Adventure Weeks. This is from January, 2005, I believe. Anyway, here is the back story before I show you this quilt.
I drove down to Manhattan Beach, where Lori lives, and moved in for a week of non-stop creativity! We took over her entire front room, and day-after-day, just made stuff. Occasionally, we would stop and go shop for more supplies. At a wholesale fabric place, we found this wonderful shoe fabric that inspired us both, so we bought some.
The end result was 2 shoe quilts, one by Lori and one by me. Lori gave me hers to quilt and of course, I couldn’t just quilt it normally. LOL Here is Lori’s masterpiece:
Each shoe/leg was quilted differently. Here is why we call this the “hairy leg quilt:”
Of course, I thought it was pretty funny to 3-D out the hair on the leg above. The other legs have a tattoo, bandaid, and the other has colorful hose.
What happened to my masterpiece? Before I could quilt it, an ink pen stained 2 of my blocks, so I quickly purchased replacement fabric so I could fix mine. Of course, it is now a UFO… LOL I really need to pull mine out and fix it!
Actually, I think I will do that when I get home, quilt it, and then put it in a show just for fun. I’ve also had numerous requests to make a pattern of this quilt and sell them. I haven’t done this because I am a procrastinator at heart and also since this was a collaborative project.
And that is the story of the “Hairy Leg Quilt.” What do you think of Lori’s quilt?