It was 5pm yesterday and I needed to leave by 6:10 for the quilt guild meeting when suddenly, I wasn’t feeling it for the name tag that I made the other day. Even as I write that out, I’m thinking “it’s just a name tag!” There’s not a name tag competition or anything. But I whipped out a quick 6″ block then laid it right sides together to the fabric for the back and then on the top I laid a square of batting. I did a quick 1/4″ around and left just enough to turn it right side out, then sewed on the outside 1/4″ to close it up and stitched around the red fabric on the straight lines. I finished it off by writing my first name on the top right section, then my last name on the vertical portion on the bottom right. Then I split up the name of the quilt guild between the top vertical portion and the bottom left. I took a large pin with me and I was done. I just decided less was more I guess. All I know is as I was walking in, the women in front of me oohed and aahed over it. If you have a name tag on, you get an extra ticket for the drawing that night but I’m pretty sure a paper name tag would suffice. Oh well, where else can you get away with wearing a quilted name tag!
I’m taking a quick break from hand sewing the binding on the Bloom quilt this evening to write a blog post.
I finished up another quilt and showed it last night at the meeting. I put it in the mail today and it’s supposed to get to its final home on Friday so I’ll post pictures of it then. In the meantime, tomorrow is block # 50 for the Splendid Sampler. I think I’ll rearrange my blocks on the wall so that I have 10 rows across. That will really help me see the best balance of color for the second half of this project.