Sunday, October 14, 2012

T-shirt Quilt for Hubby!

Have you ever made a T-shirt quilt?  Does your husband have old shirts that he just won't throw away?  Even though they are so old he will never wear them again?

Well mine did!  My friend Nancy Chocek did a t-shirt quilt workshop a couple of weeks ago.  I seizes the opportunity to make my husband clean out his t-shirt drawer.  He was willing since it was for a good cause....a quilt for him ;]

This quilt has a little bits of my husband in it.  Just to make sure, I quilted writing across the blocks.  Hard to see in the picture, but he appreciated it.

I had purchased this beautiful "tale of the dragon" fabric from Alexander Henry a year or so ago but could not bring myself to cut it up.

The orange I bought at Beyond the Reef last year.  Also had to have it and didn't know what I wanted to do with it.  It goes just perfect with the dragons.

So its done and quilted.  Just have to put on a binding and voila!

I do hope you all got a chance to sew this weekend!

Love Aunti Nicole

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Got Marines?

My guild does mini workshops over the course of the year.  I got to take two in the last month.  The first was was by Nancy Chocek.  She has pretty much mastered the T-shirt quilt thing.  She shared some great tips with us and we got a lot done in the workshop including plenty of laughs.

I got most of the blocks made in the class and now I'm in the process of setting them.  Check back in the next couple of weeks, you might see a finished quilt, lol.

So another workshop I did was by my dear friend and fabric artist Eileen Wintemute.  Her's was Beading Embellishment workshop.  Here is a picture of her sample.  Can't believe how much I learned in so little time.

Mine isn't very far but will be working on that in the next couple of weeks.   

 One of my friends in the class Sandy Ingraham did a Christmas stocking and she finished hers already!  I had to make it big so you can see the cutes little buttons on the bottom.  Great job Sandy.

Great job on both workshops ladies, I ready enjoyed them.  What a great way to spend a couple of Saturdays.  

Ok, more to come.  Next week I'm going on a retreat with my EZ Quilter friends.  Four days, of pure unadulterated quilting in a cozy house with 12 good friends.  Noice!

Hopefully I'll have lots of pics to share when I get back.

Hope you all get to sew this weekend!
Aunti Nicole