Shake it, Shake it! Yes mam' that's my happy dance. Tickled pink doesn't even begin to describe how I feel this morning after getting the final borders on this quilt. All the fabrics except the blue inner border are men's shirts.
Stealing a few minutes here and there to get this one together quickly really paid off. I've always said with each quilt I learn something new. This quilt was no exception. The lesson was ...cut BIG pieces. The bigger pieces made the quilt go together quickly and it actually makes it look less busy. Now I've heard Bonnie Hunter say "If you think a fabric is ugly you just haven't cut it small enough." Not true in this case. Cutting smaller only makes these uglier and very busy to the eye. Don't get me wrong, I love Bonnie and her quilts, but her rule of thumb didn't work out on this one.
The little pups were so much fun to put together.
As I stitched them down I sang an old song...."How much is that doggie in the window? The one with the waggily tail?"
I'm still humming it this morning as I race around preparing for an afternoon of more applique.
Here's whats left of Connie's husbands shirts and fabric she wanted worked into the quilts. Not sure I can make 3 more quilts from them but I'm going to give it my best shot. The goal is 6 quilts, lightly quilted by March 1, that's Connie's Birthday. In order to meet my goal I'm planning on taking my sewing machine along with me while I care for mom. Being away from home for about 12 hrs a day, 4-5 days a week doesn't leave much time for sewing after doing the cooking and cleaning.
Today's plan is to start stitching down the applique for the "Main" quilt.
If you missed my previous posts, the quilt below is Connie's quilt (the main quilt, with her origami shirt blocks). All the other quilts made from the shirts are for her 4 children and a grand daughter that she's raising.
Wish me luck, cheer me on and if you live near by, get over here and bring your sewing machine and chocolate! ....LOL!
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It