Monday, January 08, 2007

Jacket Mystery Solved!!

I have a very funny story for you all! Remember the quilt top that I bought at a yard sale 5 years ago for $0.50 and turned into a sweatshirt jacket? You can see a picture of the completed jacket here. And, if you want you can see a picture of the unfinshed quilt top here. Well anyways I was at my quilt guild the other night and I was showing off my jacket at show and tell and telling the story about how I bought the unfinished quilt top at a yard sale etc.

Here's the story. While I was doing my show and tell a woman Barb (she's in the picture wearing the jacket and I'm the one with the dark hair) in the front row pointed at me and said "I made that quilt top!" I thought that I was going to die I was laughing so hard. Anyways, I pulled her up to the front and she told about making the quilt top and then I told my part. The whole guild was laughing as we told our two separate halves of the tale.

It turns out that Barb took a course several years ago and ended up spending 5 days making the quilt top. For whatever reason she didn't end up finishing it and donated it to a local thrift store. I purchased it at a yard sale so someone must have purchased it and then ended up selling it again. I had the quilt top for at least 5 years and finally made it into a jacket as you know. I think that it looks great on her and she asked if she could borrow it and how could I deny her that :)

It's funny because when I posted about the jacket last I said that I would be walking down the street on day and someone would say "Hey that's my quilt!" I just didn't expect it to be in front of an audience of other quilters. It's truly amazing the journey that a quilt, or UFO, can take in this world and the story that is behind each of our projects :) That's why we always have to remeber to put labels on our work so that they can speak for themselves :) I'll get off my soap-box now!

10 comments:

Nancy said...

I just love this story!

paula, the quilter said...

How funny! I love it!

joyce said...

What an amazing coincidence! Good thing the jacket turned out so well. It looks good on her too. You may never get it back!

Angie said...

What a wonderful story, Katrina!! And what a small, small world we live in. *S*

Susan said...

Very cool.

Pam said...

That's priceless!

Pam said...

That's priceless!

Pam said...

That's priceless!

Susan said...

An amazing end to an amazing story! I remember your writing that about someone on the street recognizing the quilt.

Anonymous said...

Katrina,
I think that was the highlight of the meeting! I also like the quilting on your finished UFO #4.
Really, there's no such thing as a UFO, they are WIP's (Works in progress).
Marion C.