My quilt guild is having a quilt show in May, and while I have never felt compelled to enter any of the quilts I have made, I may try to get a little more involved this year. There is a “challenge” quilt section for smaller quilts. The challenge is very broad, “Pick a Letter, Any Letter”. This means you pick a letter and make a quilt inspired by that letter- not actually using the letter, necessarily. “S” for Shoo Fly blocks, or “F” for flowers, etc.

Last year I made a quilt for my dad’s 70th birthday. It is an on-point Shoo-Fly block with a pieced border, done in Civil War reproduction fabric. It was a fun pattern and I’ve wanted to use it again. So I decided that I would choose “C” for Civil War or “D” for Dad and make a smaller version of it.

I would like to hand quilt it, but I am running out of time and, well, my hand quilting is definitely not quilt-show quality. Not that it will be judged officially, but I’m feeling a little insecure about that. Either way, I’d better get working on it, as the deadline is in just a few weeks.

The show also has a boutique, where you can sell your own handmades and 25% goes back to the guild. Since my dream of an Etsy shop doesn’t look like it will become a reality anytime soon, I may sell the baby quilts, receiving blankets, and burp cloths I have been stockpiling at the boutique. Here is a sampling.

Well, I’d better get going, I need to get ready for a certain Girl’s 14th birthday sleepover and midnight showing of the Hunger Games tonight. I have never been to a midnight showing of any movie before, and I just may be a little too old for it now 🙂 I think a stop by Starbucks on the way there may be in order (are they open that late?)

Have a wonderful day.