1. I finished the T-shirt quilt I said I would do after I retired. I retired 5 1/2 years ago! It's done and will be delivered Christmas. That gets two boxes out of the studio.
|This is my second T-shirt quilt - many years apart.|
This time I made all the shirt pieces measure the same.
You'll notice a couple of the blocks are pieced,
yet still the same size.
2. When neices and nephews graduate from high school I make them a quilt. One nephew served in the Navy immediately after HS so I got his quilt partially finished, then put it away because he couldn't carry it around with him. I did show it to him before he left to serve. I would find it every once in a while but just put it back in the box. I found it a couple of days ago while looking for something else and decided it needed to be finished. He graduated in 2004. The quilt was completed, even bound, I just wanted to add special quilting in the light sections. When I looked at what I had done previously, I realized I've come a long way in my quilting! I needed to finish feathers in two corners, but the style back then was very different from my current style. It's done and he gets it Christmas.
|sorry, not a good photo. Too much black and cream.|
You can see the music fabrics in the photo below.
My nephew was part of the drum line.
|The quilted notes are the school fight song. When I took this photo I noticed|
I forgot to include the b flat symbol. Oops, I'll have to go back and fix that.
|One of the ornaments goes to the nephew with the quilt above.|
4. I did do some new sewing. I had a pattern to make grocery bags - in CA you have to take a bag or they charge 10 cents each for what they provide - but they are not very cost effective since each requires 1.75 yards of fabric and 2+ yards of fusible. But they are so cute I couldn't resist since I had time. Using fabric from my stash I was able to make 11 in time to present to the ladies at Christmas. (Last year they all got fabric sachets filled with dried roses and lavender.)
|There's a lot of yardage here, but my stash doesn't look any smaller.|
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