Tuesday, June 7, 2016

party ponies

three or four years ago we were on the Rocky Mountain Quilt Fever Shop Hop and Auntia Melissa saw some unicorn/pegasus fabric at Holly's Quilt Cabin that she fell in love with...

but we had already spent a gazillion dollars and there wasn't any money left...

fast forward a few months..

we were having a winter-time discussion about how cold it is every january...

and that led to another discussion about how hot it is every august...

and that led to a discussion about how hot cars can be when left in the sun...

and that led to a discussion about whether it is worth taking the time to put up windshield shades...

and that led to a discussion about how hot the car was during the shop hop...

and that led to a discussion about what we would have liked to buy during the shop hop that we had to leave behind because we ran outta money...

and Auntia Melissa kept mentioning the unicorn/pegasus fabric at Holly's Quilt Cabin that would have made an awesome quilt for LuLu...

but i didn't remember any unicorn/pegasus fabric...

so we piled Super Sam and LuLu into the car - along with fruit snacks that are actually little plastic packets of Shut the Hedoublehockeysticks Up and the diaper bag cuz Super Sam wasn't doing his Business in the twahlette yet - and went on a winter adventure to Centennial...

and when i saw the unicorn/pegasus fabric...
 well... 
i fell in lurve with it...
but i wanted it for me cuz that's how i roll...
and Auntia Melissa said that if i bought enough for two quilts, she would make one for LuLu and one for me...

which seemed like a pretty good idea at the time...

fast forward a couple of years...

Auntia Melissa made Party Ponies and gave it to me for christmas last year...
 oooo!!!
 flannel backings are the best!!!
for ME!!!

Auntia Melissa eventually made one for LuLu, too, and named it Swift Wind because Party Ponies was already taken - bwah ha ha ha...
LuLu had to wait till now for hers - nanner nanner!!!

Party Ponies and Swift Wind were made with the same Grand Stand pattern from Mountain Peak Creations that was used to make Boney Maroney and Dinosaur Tracks, and was quilted by Liz Bowman of Milan, Michigan


"Dude!" said a party pony as he unloaded his gear, "Did you see that bear guy? He was all like: 'Whoa, I have an arrow in my mouth!' "
Rick Riordan in The Sea of Monsters

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh wow, these are gorgeous! Stupendous!! Fantabulous!!!

And I lurve LuLu's socks......

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, very fun!!! And I love how your conversations start and lead to one thing and then another and then another and end up somewhere totally unrelated! ;-D

Molly Bon said...


What gorgeous fabric --- and done. I'm always impressed by done!

Amy said...

Yay, you're baaaack and with Party Ponies! (Gawd, I LOVED those Rick Riordan books!) Auntia, I mean Melissa, wins best daughter award for 2015! (Don't tell Karen.)

Mamtquilt.blogspot.com said...

Wow! What a good kid you have!

Mama Spark said...

This is most excellent!!