Bitchin Camaro…

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So, with the aid of Spoonflower, and the prompting of a new nickname for the amazing Victoria I seem to have ventured into the land of wall quilts… Wait, perhaps I ought to give a bit of backstory.

So, why Bitchin’ Camaro? Well, first off it is a great Dead Milkmen song from way back when, but the more immediate reason is that at QuiltCon, when I ran into Victoria after she had won Best in Show for her remarkable quilt I declared that her new nickname was Bitchin’ Camaro. It was a signifier of supreme awesomeness.

A little while later Victoria sent me a FB note saying that she needed Bitchin’ Camaro on her wall, so whiz bang I promised to whip her something up. So, I set to designing, sent a file off to the good folks at Spoonflower, and a little while later I had a nice bit of linen destined to be the top layer of the quilt.

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A bit of cutting, some of the Asbury cheater print in red, and some nifty reverse applique later I had a top. Add in some easy-peasy straight-line quilting and some Kaffe stripes for a binding and whiz-bang you have a Bitchin Camaro…

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The thing is that I now may be addicted to doing Spoonflower aided minis; it opens up a whole new vocabulary, whether it be straight wholecloth quilts, or any number of hybrid processes. All I’m saying is that I sense a series in my future. First up, Self-Portrait with HKPP…

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And yep, that is indeed Cindy Brady. As usual there is a reason for everything…

-t

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