Sunday, November 4, 2012

Another fun Blogger's Quilt Festival Event!

So I almost missed a chance to take part in another blogger's Quilt Festival, sponsored by Amy's Creative Side - always such an inspiring thing.  So happy that I didn't miss my chance.  The quilt I've decided to enter is here, called, oddly enough, "Waiting at the DMV." 
 Let me explain.  My son turned 15 this year, and he completed his driver's ed packet and wanted to get his learner's permit.  This monumental  milestone caused me to wake up in the middle of the night in tears because a) my baby is growing up and would be gone soon and b) my baby is growing up and it's very scary to think of him out there in the big world on his own...DRIVING!  But something else came of it as well - this quilt!

You see, we went to our local, small-town DMV only to find that the computer was down and we had to drive to the DMV in the next small town.  No problem - it was only 22 miles away.  But when we got there, there was a line.  A long line.  A very long line, in fact.  So long that after 35 minutes in line we had not moved a whit.  Also not a problem, thanks to my practice of being in the moment, zen-like.  But soon it was an hour and still no movement!  The people were friendly in line, and we struck up several conversations that were pleasant, but it was clearly going to be a long afternoon.  My mind began to wander, and all of a sudden, I got an idea.  This idea was so compelling that I wanted to sketch it, but having no paper on me, I had to run to the car.  Half an hour later, Jonas had his driver's permit, and I had a new idea for a quilt!  This is pretty much exactly the vision that came into my head, give or take a few holes. 

I realize that it doesn't have a thing to do with cars or driving, but there you have it.  I think it's pretty fun anyway.

Thanks to Amy for letting me feature it in the Blogger's film festival.
Stats:  This finished quilt measures 28" x 28"
It is made with applipiecing and applique.
It was designed, pieced, and quilted by myself.
Best category for it is "Art Quilt."

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