Yup, can’t do it!!! “Wordless Wednesday” just doesn’t work for me!!! LOL!
Anyhow……..a while back a turkey-hunter-turned-quilt-client came to me with a request that was most interesting. He loads his own shells and had been collecting the shot bags for years. Finally he had enough to begin the search for someone to put together a lap sized quilt. He had booked a room at the local motel and in conversation with the owner (my neighbor!) asked if he knew of a quilter who would take on the project. He had heard that this area was “loaded” with gals who quilt! Hmmmm….I wonder what other newsy pieces/tidbits are floating around the Twin Cities’ Metro???? So, after making his way to our place and getting to the heart of the matter (what he wanted for a finish and the $$$ details), he departed.
On the way to the Black Hills, last week, I cut apart/flattened the bags……39 of the larger size and 5 smaller. The hunt for the border/backing fabric was on. Client Rob had repeated that I was to keep it simple and he really liked navy blue. I headed for my fave quilt shop in Belle Fourche…The Bakery Fabrics….owned by my friend Annie. (Check out her Fb site: here) Success!!!!! Backing:found!!!!! Binding:found!!!! Both with the “eagle-eye” help of DH!!!
The photos really don’t do it justice. The border fabric has just the look needed for the time-worn look of the bags. The finished size will be approx. 63”x 74”.
Now, on to the sandwiching and stitching (which will be a “Turkey Red” thread, I think).