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Random Crap 10

Today’s Random Crap is different.  I don’t feel like sharing links.  Instead, I’m going to share a recent quilt.  I have a friend who sends the best cards!  A few years ago, I got a “You’re all that and a bag of chips.”  I’m pretty sure my Christmas card had “fuck” in it somewhere.  A few months ago, I got a box full of dark chocolate eggs and a card that said, “AWKWARD.”  There were a ton of bags, so some people might have thought “Awkward” was fitting.  But when I opened the card it was full of $20s.  Awkward indeed.

But then I read it.  She asked and paid for a quilt.  My choice.  My work.  Her quilt.

She had left comments on IG photos about wanting a quilt, but I assumed she was being nice.  People say things like that.  People are nice.  But she shoved money at me and there was no way to refuse.  Plus I really do think all houses should have at least one handmade quilt.

I’m not quiet about my non-professional quilts, so I was confident that she would be aware the lines wouldn’t be super straight.  But I went to work to create the best possible quilt for her family.  I wanted to know her family room colors and her plans for the quilt.  There’s a few camera prints in there.  We met because of photography, so it’s fitting.  Her Scrappy Trip is full of oranges and some hints of teal.  I hope I created something that will host backyard picnics, offer comfort from a scary movie, a nice photography background, and a cozy snuggle.

I still love this pattern.  I’ve got a much smaller one planned.  This one is maybe 70 x 70.  It grows and the pattern forms after a bunch of blocks have been created.  That pushes me to work on the next block.  It works really well with a variety of patterns.  But I think a break is in order.  No worries, it won’t be my last!