Saturday, June 16, 2007

How a non-quilter sees this...



Late Bloomer Quilts is really a rather low-tech operation. My applique patterns are hand-drawn with a Sharpie pen. That's it.
It has concerned me for awhile that it's a bit risky, especially in this house, to be relying on one original drawing per pattern. So I decided to take all my big drawings to Kinko's to have them scanned and put onto a CD.

Coincidentally, I went to go pick up the CD on the very day my box of books from C&T arrived. What a great day! And by the way--thanks SO MUCH to everyone for your kind words--it means A LOT.

So I figure it would be a good idea to make sure the scans turned out ok...so I pop the CD in...and GUESS what the guy at Kinko's named my quilt patterns! Go ahead, GUESS.

Give up?
"Kindergarten Crafts".

16 Comments:

Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

Man what can you say about that???

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

How funny! Did he think it was from a coloring book or what! What do men know? It's very pretty. I also love the background fabric under the papers : )

7:00 PM  
Blogger Mary Anne said...

I'm so glad you're so low - tech and so down to earth about it-- makes me think there's still hope for me !!! HA! (and, I agree with Sandy re: what do men know? My husband refers to my sewing/drawing/quilting as "arts and crafts" )

Anyhow, your "Kindergarten Crafts" get an A+ !

7:06 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

You must have very talented Kindergarten children over there :)

9:18 PM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Now, that's funny! In his defense though, that sheet with all the separate pieces looks like some little craft pages I remember seeing when my kids were little. Hmmm, if they would turn out as stunning as your block .... Those roses are beautiful!!!

9:39 PM  
Blogger Jane Weston said...

ROFLOL...that is funny! Thanks for giving me my Sunday morning giggles!...The fellow at Kinkos obviously has never heard of quilting!

1:45 AM  
Blogger maryscottagequilts said...

Congrats on the book - how cool is that! I love seeing how appleque patterns "come together"
mary

7:32 AM  
Anonymous marlene said...

OHMyGOSH! Give that guy a needle and thread!!

Congrats on your book Elizabeth!

8:17 AM  
Anonymous happy Zombie said...

Well I hope you sent him a big fat read "F"!

I loved your insider info and LOVE that you do your beautiful drawings by hand and with a good old Sharpie! This pattern is gorgeous E!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Anne Sutton said...

Oh my gosh that is funny! Too cute! Wonder what kindergarten he went to? Go back and get his picture, tell him we all want to see him. You get the A++++ for kindergarten. Go to the head of the class! (:

9:36 PM  
Blogger Cyndi Walker said...

You know they say that we learned everything we need to know in Kindergarten! I love that you draw these by hand as I have been feel a litte "over-teched" these days. Power to the Sharpie! :)

8:22 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I agree with the others, "What do men know!!"

And CONGRATULATIONS on your book. I ordered my copy from In Between Stitches on Friday and I was so excited when it came in the mail today!!! Kudos go out to you Elizabeth, it is a wonderful book. A wealth of excellent information for lettering on quilts. I also love the patterns in the book, that was an unexpected bonus for me.
My first project from the book will be the "Home and Family Quilt" I have just the fabric for it and I plan on adding our names in the blocks to make it a true family heirloom.
Thanks for such a wonderful book!
Cheryl

4:50 PM  
Blogger The Chicken Lady said...

That IS funny. I think you get a Gold Star for your wonderful patterns.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Nan said...

I LOVE your patterns, and I hope the Kinko's guy had his tongue firmly planted in his cheek when he wrote that!
Your latest pattern looks beautiful! BTW, a BIG congrats on your new book!

9:21 AM  
Anonymous sara said...

Well first of all, the dude works at Kinko's, second of all, he's a man. Now I love men, but they have a tendancy to get extrmemely stupid on occasion. Regaurdless- Lovely pattern!!

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Cottage Magpie said...

I am so flabbergasted I don't even know what to say to that. Except I would love to see him try to sew this stuff. Sheesh! What a funny story. ~A :-)

2:55 PM  

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