27 December 2011
So it was announced this morning that Quokka Quilts teamed up with Fat Quarter Shop to have people design their own "Blogger's Choice Bundles" of 12 prints and 3 solids. What an awesome idea!! And the best part - one person will be picked to win whole half yards of all 15 fabrics! WOWZERS!
It was so much fun pouring through Fat Quarter's fabrics and try to narrow it down. Super tough stuff! I worked on a couple of different sets. Here's one that I came up with:
I love greens. I love aquas. And I love polka dots. Can you tell??
05 December 2011
I have successfully finished my first t-shirt quilt! Well, almost done. Just the binding that's left, but I was too excited/exhausted to quite finish it tonight.
Not only is this my first t-shirt quilt, it's also the first time I've been commissioned to make a quilt. A friend wanted to put her husband's shirts into a quilt and give it to him for Christmas. He officiates at bike races and this is an assortment of shirts from the races.
I wasn't too sure about the Michael Miller Citron Gray Bicycles. The color is, um, interesting. It's kind of bright in a dull way. Does that make any sense?! When she gave me the shirts I immediately thought of this fabric, but in a different color way. However my LQS was out of the other color and this is what they had left. So I bought it. And then let the whole project sit for a L-O-N-G time because I was so unsure of the fabric, but wasn't sure what else to use.
But with Christmas right around the corner and a ton of my own projects to do, I had to dive in today and get the thing done so I wouldn't have it hanging over my head any more!
Those citron bikes grew on me. I think it works with the t-shirts. And it was my husband's idea to put the outside grey border on the whole thing. Great idea, honey! Ties it all together (and I had the perfect amount left of that fabric to do the border... I found the piece and it was like it was meant to be. There's only a tiny little piece left!)
Now to do the binding in the morning so I can get it to my friend. Then time to move on to The List. The List being all the Christmas projects to get done.
The List at this point includes:
Something for our son (things he needs are a case for his Bible and a case for his iTouch. I've also got a hunk of Green Packer fleece for a blanket. I thought it would be the backing for a t-shirt quilt, but I don't know if there's time to make another quilt. )
A gift for my mom - she mentioned tonight she'd like a cover for her new toaster oven. Sounds like something I should make!
A couple of zippered pouches for family and friends
That's what I can think of now. There's probably more but I may freak out if I list it all out!
Oh, and there's that whole housework/laundry/day-to-day life stuff that I'm so behind on.
And decorate the house for Christmas.