LIVING WITH ALLIGATORS - DOOR KNOB QUILT
I lived on the Virginia Peninsula for 34 years and after I made this door knob quilt it reminded me of scenes from that beautiful state...except for the alligators!
But we won't quibble.
I DID live with alligators for 10 years in Florida and my hubby and I are still totally fascinated with them.
Why I added them to this quilt is anybody's guess.
Now that I live in Barranquilla, Colombia...we have only seen one similar creature and they call it Caiman - pronounced KY-mahn.
I think the Cayman Islands were named for this smaller version of the alligator and crocodile but don't take my word for it because I haven't researched.
I needed a break from the pressure I'd put myself under with Claire's quilt and decided to set it aside and play for awhile.
This and one other door knob quilt are what I worked on, among other things, for the past month.
Claire was due yesterday and I'm feeling much more relaxed about her quilt...but darn it all...my old faithful Bernina has cord problems.
I checked on eBay and the cheapest cord is $79. YIKES!
I still have my wonderful Juki...and it's fine for play...but I don't feel like it's the best machine for me to use for a baby bed quilt. (Yep...my daughter thinks it's too pretty to use as a floor quilt. Cool, huh?!?)
The Juki is a pedal to the metal machine and will be quite a challenge for me to slow down for even stitches. Actually, I'm more concerned about the baby quilt my friend made for Claire because I've agreed to quilt it for her.
But hey, if I'm not up for a challenge...who is?!?
Create your life,
PS (What do you think? With or without the flower in the top left corner? ((You can see the flower a few pictures above)))
PPS (This quilt is for sale) :)
I'm linking to Paint Party Friday - even though this isn't your usual idea of painting...I do paint with thread and fabric...and even paint!!!