Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Hard-Won Victory

Are you familiar with the Quilt Alliance?  Click the link and go there now, because you should be.  They do great work.

They are holding an auction to support their work, and I wanted to donate a quilt.  I was a wee bit late with it (three months on the road, teaching, will cut into one's quilting time) but I finally finished the quilt.

The theme this year is TWENTY, because they are twenty years old.

I thought long and hard about what a twenty-themed quilt would look like, and this is what Hazel (my sweet  Sweet Sixteen) and I came up with:



Clear?  No?

How about this:


Still not getting it?  Try this:


Before I show what it really was, I want to prove that sometimes I have a bad quilting day:


I had a few "issues" with this quilt, but all is well now.  See for yourself:


In case this quilt does not simply scream TWENTY at you, I want to let you in on a secret:  I am a nerd.  When I considered a twenty-themed quilt, I went straight to the periodic table of elements.  Calcium has the atomic number of 20.  This is a calcium molecule.  I am positive that every entry in this twenty-themed auction will be related to the calcium molecule, aren't you?

Even if I am alone in the quilt auction, I am in good company in my nerd-dom.



Daniel Radcliffe thinks about the periodic table of elements, too!

After you are done laughing at us, remember to bid on the Quilt Alliance quilts to support this organization.

(note:  There is still time to comment on my last post for a chance to win a fabric postcard)

7 comments:

Debeva said...

Beautiful!

Kim said...

How beautiful!
Wow you and Hazel are really rocking.

Happy Sewing

kaysee said...

Awesome!

Kathy N

Eileen said...

Hate to tell you, but the last time I thought about the periodic table was in 12th grade.
Regardless, the quilt is over the top beautiful!!

debby said...

Eileen, I think the last time you thought about the periodic table was at 7:30 this morning!

And thank you!

banjo795 said...

I love it! And it's nice to know that there are other nerds out there quilting! I have the periodic table over my desk at work... Did anybody else have a circular slide rule in high school? I had one that fit very nicely into my purse!

banjo795 said...

I love it! And it's nice to know that there are other nerds out there quilting! I have the periodic table over my desk at work... Did anybody else have a circular slide rule in high school? I had one that fit very nicely into my purse!