Sunday, February 1, 2009

It's done!

With 17 hours to spare, the class auction project is finished. Phew!

Many people asked me why I took this on. Here's the skinny:

1. I enjoy quilting. There is something magical about the creative process, seeing fabric evolve into something meaningful, tweaking the elements until it's just right. (Here's a dirty little secret of mine: every one of the 30-something quilts I've made has one mistake it in. It just turns out that way. I never fix it because I consider it part of the charm. I actually thought this quilt might be the exception but then Thing 2 pointed my error out last night.)

2. I am competitive and hope that this brings in more money than any other class auction project this year. The thing is, the project itself is only part of the equation. It all depends whose child falls in love with it and if their parents have enough disposable income to procure it at any cost.

3. I've done class auction projects for my other two children's classes and so this makes things equal.

4. I want to contribute to our school's fiscal well-being.

And so it's done. I should sleep well tonight.


Kelly said...

Congrats in finishing it! It looks absolutely beautiful.

Paige said...

Gorgeous! It's even more beautiful in person! Your reality shows will miss you.

Paris said...

You have wanted to say " I'm done" for the last month.

Polka Dot Moon said...

Wow! It's even more fabulous than imagined! I can see the bidding wars starting already :)

Amy S. said...

I can't wait to see it. Jenna said she had the first pick of houses and that hers is the best. Let's hope all the kids share the same enthusiasm! Thank you so much to taking this on!

Kathy B! said...

It's fabulous! You have a great eye for this stuff.

Squirt's mom said...

Leslie-It's just beautiful! What a great job you did! -Shanta

Thom Singer said...

Wow. Congrats. You are really and artist when it comes to those quilts. And you are also an artist when it comes to editing my books!

What can't you do!

have a great day.

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