Quilting Peer Pressure

Today we started taking quilts at my local quilt show.
I have been in charge of this quilt show for years. Thankfully, this year I am not in charge, just part of the committee. Still, you can see where the pressure comes from.
We have a “challenge” quilt category that is really fun. Last year we sold fat quarters of Emily Herrick’s of Crazy Old Ladies bottle cap print from Going Coastal. Emily is a local gal we love to support!
This year all the quilts made using that fat quarter make up one category called the “challenge” category. A few of my friends have made some fun quilts this year. I hadn’t gotten beyond wondering what I would do.
Today as I was leaving to take kids to activities, they said I could come back if I brought ice cream sandwiches. Earlier they had said I needed to make my challenge quilt and bring it back tomorrow. I guess I didn’t want to share my ice cream because I went home and sewed for three hours!
Here’s what I ended up with:

It’s only about 30″ square. I kind of made it as a joke. They tease me because I like the irish chain. When they were teasing at the quilt take in today, the irish chain idea came to mind. I fussy cut the bottle caps. They were 2 5/8″ square. Not the best size, but not too bad. That’s what came of peer pressure tonight!


  1. Kate
    June 12, 2013 at 5:19 am

    It’s adorable.

  2. Lesley
    June 12, 2013 at 10:09 am

    This is wonderful! You really made an exceptional quilt…guess you were really up to the challenge! Well done!

  3. marie
    June 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    WOW——what a fabulous job. Hope you win. I would of been stumped with that fabric.

  4. Nita
    June 12, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I love what you’ve done with the Irish Chain! Very creative!

  5. Marion McClellan
    June 15, 2013 at 3:24 am