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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Deadlines.


Let me start this post with a little background.  1) I LOVE deadlines.  Pretty much if I don't have a deadline, nothing gets done.  2) I am also a terrible procrastinator. Always have been, always will be.  3) After having four kids in quick succession, I have very bad sleep habits.

So...when the invitation to the Garrison Children's Education Fund "Spring Thaw" fundraiser arrived last week, I thought: "Oh, what a great opportunity to do something with those quilt blocks from sewing class last winter!!" Six of my sewing class students that worked on these blocks go to the school the auction benefits, so I thought making a quilt from these scrappy green blocks they made would be a nice addition.  

*Note: Most likely this photo was taken at about 2 a.m.

The morning after that late night, I got right to pinning...


Pinning led to a great fort diversion...


And dove into quilting:




A quick machine binding last night and, voila, a finished quilt for tonight's auction! (I am still kind of in shock myself).  




 Hopefully, the parents will think this turned out as great as I do!  This is a wonderful cooperative effort and I am so proud of all of my students!  Thank you Anna, Fiona, Evelyn, Caroline, Emerson, Ava and Natalie for your contributions to this quilt!!

8 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt! Congrats on the quick finish!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jessica!! Hope you'll stick around!!

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  2. Fab quilt! Love the pop of colour mixed in with it! Don't you just love projects that go together so easily!

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    1. YES, I DO, Kristy!! Makes up for all those other ones where hours are spent with the seam ripper!! Hope you will stick around! Off to check you out~

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  3. Wow, great job...I"m sure you're glad to have finished! Visiting from Let's Get Acquainted. Have a great day.

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    1. Thanks so much! It sure feels good!!

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  4. Dear Nell! I've just discovered your pretty blog!and I really enjoy and like so much your quilts and work! Congratulations! you've made a great job. I invite you to visit my blog: lesmiliunaidees.blogspot.com to share ideas...I'm from Barcelona, so the text is in Catalan. Anyway I've the translator service connected ; - ) Best regards! Montse

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