Rainbow Bee 02 – November
So I get it. Practically the whole world is off frolicking at Houston Quilt Market (my birthplace, mind you), and I am here in Sydney, Australia. Seriously, this is probably the one time in like, the history of ever, that I’d rather be somewhere other than Sydney. The good news is that Grandma Sparkles extended her stay by five days, so I get to keep her hostage in my sewing dungeon until November 4th!
And what happens in that sewing dungeon? Well bee blocks get made, obviously! Grandma Sparkles didn’t help with these, but she was ogling them, and has quietly packed my printed-out pattern away in her ever-expanding suitcase. (Don’t think I didn’t notice!) Rainbow Bee 2 member, Mishi Kichi asked for blocks to make her take on a
Hula Hoop Tula Pink quilt. Her instructions explicitly stated, “no novelty and no organic.”
And even after reading it a half-dozen times, I somehow still managed to pick out this novelty scooter fabric (which is also organic!) and make the damn block. I think I subconsciously just wanted to see how fragmented all these scooters would look sliced and diced and put back together. Picasso of the sewing world! Plus, I drive a Vespa, so I thought this would represent me well. Argh, fail.
To make up for it, I made an extra block that was neither novelty, nor organic. Plus, hard to tell from the photo, but it has a bit of a gold shimmery sparkle to it, so that can represent me too! Funny that it is basically the same colour scheme as the scooters, but in reverse.
Now get together and say “Cheese!” This is going to be one seriously beautiful quilt.
However, Mishi Kichi is one of those quilters that never finishes a quilt and it drives me bonkers! Bonkers, I say! Not because I want her to quilt my way, or even finish everything, but because she has so, so many amazing projects in her wings and I want the world to see how much fabulosity is in her! Girl: show us the goods! Please?
Readers, what do you do with quilty friends like this? Do I need to rob her of her sewing projects and finish them myself? (I’m totally prepared to do that, by the way!) Help me help her!