All of the quilt shops involved in the Central Kansas Shop Hop (this year it is October 1-3) make a quilt using the theme fabric. Charlotte of Charlotte's Sew Natural in Newton asked me to quilt hers and that is the quilt in the picture above. The theme fabric is the lighter background fabric in the quilt. It was designed especially for the shop hop and has the names of the local towns involved printed on it.
I tried not to do too much quilting in the center four patch of each block so the neat kaleidoscope effect would show through.
When we dropped the quilt off at the shop, Mary gave me a Cotton Picker, which she says is wonderful for removing little threads from your quilt. Peter is the Head Thread Picker at our house, so he gets to model it:
He decided to make a little stand for it. He scanned his hand, then glued the picture to some foam board and cut it out. It's goofy looking - I like it!
Here it is all dressed up.