I'm a Zumba Instructor... I Mean... Quilter
Confession: I'm not always loud and proud about the quilting thing. The other day this lady asked me where she knew me from and Mr. Responsibly responded, "Are you in her quilting guild?" I think I might have actually cringed. If I'm around other quilters, yes, of course, these are my people. But with non-quilters? It's that look. The "Oh, here I thought you were under 65," look. Quilting isn't the the most crotchety craft (that spot is firmly reserved for you cross stitchers). But it's still up there in the old lady Olympics.
But so what? Whenever I catch myself wishing I had a more badass hobby (like snowboarding or bike building or teaching Zumba) I watch this video from 3 Feathers Quilts. There's nothing like twenty-something tattooed dudes sewing their Native American star quilts in satin and crushed velvet for people like Snoop to get me over it.
This time around I was loving how the bright satin in those quilts make them look so alive. And j's preschool needed some more dress up clothes - so.... wings, maybe?
I pieced most of a star, and backed it with purple satin (no batting) - you can tell from the pinning how nervous I was that it would slide all over and bunch up, but it went smoothly (heh heh).
I bound it, added some neck velcro:
Also added velcro to make sleeves, but if I do this again, I'll make it an exact half star and add elastic wrist bands instead, it'll look better.
How funny that the first place she headed was the bird feeder, I mean squirrel feeder.
Here she is delivering it to school, loud and proud.