February 24, 2013

Debra-Quick Project-Quilt


Every year one of my young friends (who grew up with my kids and now has her own 3 kids) asks me to make 2 quilts for her school's auction.  Yesterday I made the bigger of the quilts using pictures the kiddos drew of things about the earth.

I was in Austin TX for Quilt Con Wednesday - Friday.  It's a young show with lots of modern quilts.  No crazy quilting.  Between that, the preschool quilt and rushing toward the March 1st deadline with my Mother & Child piece, my Christmas wallhanging is laying idle.  I do plan to give it a lot of attention once the Mother & Child piece is done and photographed.

13 comments:

Judy S. said...

Nice! I love the sashing and borders on this. Bet folks'll be fighting to own it. I've noticed that same thing at quilt shows around here, little or no CQ.

Barbara C said...

Very cute! These quilts are such nice mementos for parents.

Debra Spincic said...

Most shows don't have a category for CQs, unfortunately. We usually get tripped up with the "quilting 3 layers" requirement. Shows also are hesitant to accept quilts with a lot of embellishments for fear of it falling off, poking someone, etc. Road to CA has a CQ category and I may look more carefully at that show in the future. In the meantime, I am working towards more hybrid pieces that incorporate some quilting.

Debra Spincic said...

One year 2 families got into a bidding war and the price landed in the $750 range!

Suztats said...

What a great idea! Very colourful, bright and happy!

Munir said...

This is a neat quilt, mad with pictures drew. What a lovely idea.

ladyhawthorne said...

Love the springtime/Easter colors! The stripe border is perfect. What did you use for the back?

Debra Spincic said...

A couple of mid-range green prints.

Stiching4fun said...

Very nice, someone is going to love cuddling up in this quilt. I really like quilts that are made like this.

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Debra Spincic said...

Thanks Pat! My guess is this quilt will hang on the wall.

Cy said...

I love the way you have echoed the colours of the blocks with the colours you used in the sashing. A very 'marketable' quilt. Good luck on the bidding.

cq4fun said...

Love your quilt! I saw a lot of the quilts from the show on a blog of someone else who went to Quilt Con. Really amazing and energetic quilts. Some I didn't care for, but others I loved, and that's no different from any quilt show I ever attend! I'm glad you got to go and hope you had a wonderful time.

cq4fun said...

Yes, Road is a good one. The Arizona Quilt Guild show has had a CQ category in the past. I also have memories of particular quilts at two other shows, but do you think I can even begin to think where they were????