Since my hubby was gone for 6 days at the Wildwood Kite Festival in New Jersey, I was able to sew my little brains! I finished all the letters for the back of my Jubilee quilt, so now I can show the plan. All the letters need trimming up, and the bottom orange area is going to be all crazy-patch pieced, but I think it's well on its way!
And here's the story behind it.......
When we first moved to Maine, I used to drive all over New England exploring. One of the first drives I made was to Connecticut, driving down I-95. Well, as you drive along south, there is an overpass across the highway, and on it is this piece of graffiti........"Perhaps some chocolate chips cookies and milk!"
Well.....the second I saw that.....my heart skipped a beat! It's the best graffiti I've ever seen!
First.......it starts with the word Perhaps! How cool is that! I just love that word! It's so sweet and kind, and so unexpected in a graffiti! Coming from Southern California, where the graffiti is all gang-based, harsh and evil......I thought that this was just so darned sweet!
Second......who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies!?! Yeah!
And, of course, being I'm lactose intolerant, the 'milk' part is a stretch, but when ya gotta dunk, you just gotta dunk!
So.......I looked into this graffiti, cuz I was just so taken by it, and it turns out it is the answer to a question posed on a previous overpass. The question being......"What will set you free?"
That's a pretty profound question, but in my book.......that answer says it all! Straight and to the point.....life is just that simple sometimes! And shouldn't it be!?! :o)
So......for years now, I've always wanted to put that little phrase on a quilt........and what better quilt than my Jubilee! It's all about me, for me, what I love, and it just had to be! And I'm loving it!
I'm going to be piecing the crap out of the bottom orange section this weekend, while hubby is gone on a golf weekend with our son. Once the bottom is all pieced I can start sectioning it together! Woohoo! It's really coming together! :o)
Have a great day!