Tuesday, October 28, 2008

for beki (and hello)

Hello. I'm Chris, a lonely marketing coordinator telecommuting from my Kansas City area basement. Instead of long coffee breaks and 3-martini lunches, I make stuff and blog about it at Pink Picket Fence.

I have two girls (2 and 12) and love to sew for them. And quilt. And embroider while watching Mad Men. I have a weakness for vintage linens, and a talent for finding really cool stuff I have trouble storing. Like the rest of you, I jumped at the idea of a virtual quilting bee, because it's kind of a fun little experiment and it justifies my fabric obsession nicely. Thanks to Beki for organizing Twelve Square and Tracy for setting up the technical stuff. (Tracy, can we borrow your uber-cool button?)

So, here we go... this is my October block:


I liked the challenge of the simplicity of a 'stripes' instruction. Good call, Beki. Also, I swear the brown and white stripe is brown, and not blackish like it is appearing here. Maybe I've been staring at this too long.


It's been fun watching all of the blocks emerge. A little intimidating as well. This is one crazy talented collection of ladies. I'm so flattered to be included. :)

6 comments:

Sarah Jackson said...

it's beautiful! I really need to get to posting here....

pricklypearbloom said...

Yes! You can! I keep intending to send it to you all, but you can go grab it too. It's yours for the taking!

Also, I like your block!

melissa s. said...

i love this block - great idea using the striped fabric!

kathryn said...

this has got to be one of my favorites chris! i love it!

Philigry said...

i just love that block! the browns and oranges together are lovely!

prettywithribbons said...

I love the stripe in there!