Happy New Year to all! I’m still recovering from Cheryl Sleboda’s 31-day daily blog challenge…and am working on a few contest pieces that cannot be shared yet.
But, as we make our plans for the new year, I thought I’d share the tale of an unsuccessful quilt top that became my favorite teaching apron (and guarantees that my friends can see me from across the convention center ;)).
See his look of concern? Anyway, the combination of blowing up the image into an overly large size and the “NeonKitty” colors just didn’t work. I folded it up and placed it in one of those UFO piles we all have.
A lightbulb went off when I packed for Houston that year…I was teaching Open Studios for the first time…and I needed an apron. Out came the piece, cut to appropriate size, backed with muslin and stitched together with ties for waist and neck…ta da.
P.S. I remade the image in natural colors and smaller size and it was one of my favorites donated to the annual Quilt Alliance auction…..