Friday, October 16, 2009

The dog ate my homework


 This page has a bit of a story.  I had made a crazy quilt heart and appliqued it to a traditional quilt block.  This was for a friend who was getting chemo treatments.  The plan was that she would get a quilt block each time she came home from her treatment.  The quilt blocks were coming from many different friends, some had quilting experience some had no experience.  At the end of the treatments the organizer would collect the blocks and have them made into a beautiful quilt.  I think it is a truly lovely and thoughtful idea.  I was glad to participate. 

So I had my block finished and it was sitting on my ironing board.  I thought it was far enough from the ground that our new puppy couldn't possibly reach it.  Well, I was wrong.  Trinity is the only other girl in the house and she likes sparkly things too.  Some how she got her teeth into the block and tore up half of it.  I was just mildly upset - really I wanted to kick her - but I restrained myself admirably.

So what am I to do with the ruined block.  I just couldn't throw it out - there had to be a way to redeem it.  I used it on this altered book page and I think it works really well.  I really wish I could do the encrusted crazy quilting that Sharon B does.  I just can't seem to get there though.  Maybe, I'm too impatient.

I did make another block for my friend.  It wasn't nearly as good as I just didn't have the time.  I'm glad to report that my friend is now cancer free.

Keep creating and have a sparkly day!

7 comments:

PAMO said...

Great story! The "ruined" block looks fantastic in your reuse.

Karen said...

I think this was an inspired idea!

DancesWithPitBulls said...

Great story and the CQ fits perfectly into your little heart book

Rengin Yazitas said...

This is great and meaningful story...I'm a winner, celebrated 5th years!!! I hope and pray that your friend will be a winner too.
Love,
Rengin, in Istanbul

Ira said...

Great story. Beatiful work

freebird said...

All's well that ends well! I took Sharon's class but never finished my block. I'd still like to though.

Glad your friend got a block and she's cancer free now.

Becca Holso said...

This is beautiful and I love how you were able to repurpose something like this.