Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The UFO I Got Back!
In my last post, I wrote about the UFO (unfinished object) that I assembled for our Halloween Trick or Treat, Brown Bag Challenge for our quilt guild. Last night was the Big Reveal! Good friend Patty, my co-chair of programs for guild, was in charge of MCing the Reveal. She was standing right beside me, and imagine my total surprise when I saw that SHE had MY brown, Halloween-decorated, bag!
As soon as she held up the quilt that she had finished, there were many oohs and ahhs from the assembled group. I then asked the group, "Who is this girl in the center panel?" There was a pause, and then several called out, "Alice in Wonderland!" And so then I said, "That's right, and this quilt is mine!"
As you can see the results are spectacular! Patty did so much more with this little panel than I had planned, and her vision for it was world's better than mine. Too, after seeing all the finished UFOs, I felt somewhat chagrined. The UFO that I worked on was completed in by far the simplest fashion. It ended up with its owner--another dear friend, fellow China Doll Bee buddy, fellow Material Maven, and former Dear Jane teacher--Rita!
The challenge was so much fun--my first ever in Guild. I look forward to the next brown bag project!