Thursday, October 09, 2008

A Tale of Two Quilts

So yesterday I started to tell you about my overabundance of travel fabric. Well, as I worked on my dozen AeroPacs, my mind got into that "dangerous" zone where I was figuring out ideas for the Leadership Institute and how the whole theme and event were going to come together.

I decided in keeping with the travel theme I would issue the participants "passports" -and as a bit of incentive we would "stamp" those passports and then raffle "something" away at the closing banquet.

Hmm - after looking at what I bought and finishing up the AeroPacs, I thought I probably had enough leftover fabrics to make a quilt to give away.

So I made a Yellow Brick Road. Not my favorite rendition of this particular quilt - but it worked for the purposes of the program - and was easy and quick to assemble and tie.

But - I STILL had lots of leftover fabric.

Hmm - perhaps enough for a second quilt??

Yup - this one was a "make it up as I go along" pattern - trying to use up blocks already put together. I was able to make them exactly the same size. I actually like the 2nd one better, although with more time I might have done things differently.

I decided to raffle off one quilt among all the participants, with their number of chances based on the number of passport stamps they received, and to let them choose which one they wanted. The second one would be drawn from the names of the faculty, staff and participants, with each person getting one chance.

But - I STILL had lots of leftover fabric.

So tomorrow I will tell you what happened next...


Monds & Mayberry said...

Hey Regina, I have been reading your blog without even realizing it is yours! When i was looking at your shop hop loot it then dawned on me that it is you! Too funny! It was so nice meeting you and having lunch. Looking forward to shopping in your neck of the woods next time.

Anonymous said...

You have been a busy girl. Great quilts.