Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pity Party at the coast - y'all come!

Mr M gave DH and I both a bad cough/cold. 5 month olds will cough in your face with no apologies!!! And I was afraid that I'd get nothing for Mother's day!! LOL!

I participated in the Oregon CoastRun quilt shop hop and did their FQ challenge. Let me tell you - those 13 fabrics DID NOT go together! AND some shops had the nerve to charge $3 for the required FQ - that's just not nice. I had a heck of a time coming up with a design ... finally I laid the fabrics in a stack with the selvedges showing and that seemed to calm them down.

I wanted to do something with selvedges - since it's all the rage now! The quilt is called "Did someone say shop hop?" You could only add 2 other fabrics - the green check selvedge and the roadmap border are the ones I added. The green check is the selvedge from mom's 'Gather ye rosebuds' I was working on at the same time. I needed another selvedge to make my squares square! I added comments about the shophop in the blank selvedges ... and the black spotted fabric made awesome spinning tires! I googled cars and came up with the pattern for the VWs I appliqued driving up and down the coast. I had a heck of a time finding roadmap fabric - looked far and wide and finally found it at "Greenbaum's Quilted Forest" in Salem. It's actually a map of France - but I figured 'wine-ing' was involved! All in all - it was fun and I got to experiment with a different technique. Alas, I didn't win - but I did get a free yard of fabric from the shop. Someone with an embroidery machine made a beautiful lighthouse/coast wallhanging - it was hard to believe she used the same 13 fabrics!! The different ocean machine embroideries really blended them. Well done!

Wishing you all a happy "Mother's Day Weekend". Hope you have time to do something you love to do!


Michele's Quilting Journey said...

Very cute, Doni! So, you got the bugs in more ways than one! Sure hope it runs out of gas before Mom's Day! Beautiful sunshine in Salem, where I am finally back home again after another month of care taking in Alaska. So, are you going over to Sisters quilt show in July? Cher is, I am...don't know who else. Need to meet up on Saturday if you are!!!

The Calico Cat said...

Very cute!

"All the rage" That is why I a chopping mine off & shipping them off to someone who has caught that bug - I don't need another "stash/collection/WIP/UFO."

Rebecka said...

I love you quilt. You did a great job of using all the fabrics.

Sweet P said...

What a wonderful quilt. You should have won the contest!