So, I was teaching a class on Friday night. It's part of a series that helps people use up piles and piles of scraps. There are cutting sessions for cutting perpetually breeding scraps into usable pieces, and there are several upcoming project classes for actually using the pieces. Friday was a cutting session and tomorrow (Sunday) is the first of the project classes. So when I was in the shop Friday night, Joyce (boss lady) and I thought that maybe it would be a good idea to have something put together for the next project class by tomorrow's class so I can drum up interest and get people to sign up. So, I whipped up this sample today — the whole thing is done. Quilted, bound, everything. Yes, it's just a placemat, but still, it's quilted! And bound! Okay, fine, it's flip and sew, but did I mention it's bound?
In other news, my fabulous step-niece (that's an accurate term, right?) is graduating from high school this June and she has asked me to make a quilt for her. She picked out most of this spectacular array of fabric. (If you're following this from facebook, you may have seen some of the exchange.) It's just going to be large squares, but I think it might be really cool. I was skeptical as I was starting to gather these fabrics together, but the more I look at them, the more I think this might be very cool. I probably won't start on the quilt for a couple of months — certainly not until I am done with the auction quilt — but I'll be posting progress.