Thought I would drop in and show you the very beginnings of that picnic quilt I am making for Rae (no, not that Rae), the head of the crazy department where I work for my day job. I not only owe my career to Rae, but she has also been a source of personal inspiration over the 10 years I have worked for her. Anyway, so she is retiring this month and I am making her a picnic/lawn/nap sorta quilt as a gift. Since this is my very first quilting endeavor (excluding the doll quilt I designed a couple of months ago--and the simple quilts I made for the Binky Bunnies), I thought I would share the process with you in more detail than you might care to know.
So, here is the stack of fabrics I purchased for her quilt. Bright pinks often show up in Rae's wardrobe so I wanted to feature that color. I also printed a label with the happy wishes on some fabric and will sew that on latter (full disclosure: making the label was part of my further procraftstination to actually get started with the real process of making the quilt). In further madness, I actually drew up my own quilt design (pretty basic, but still...) and worked out the measurements for the pieces and am working from that. I know. You can call me stupid later when I come to you sobbing because I have no idea what I am doing and am left with nothing but a quilt shaped mess of fabric.