Sunday, July 31, 2011

Is it really August already????

My goodness where has the summer gone?  Seems like work starts to go crazy as soon as the weather turns nice!  Such is life when you work on products that need to get out for the holiday season.    I have had very little time for sewing in the last couple of weeks.  But I did manage to finish the T-shirt quilt.  Looks like it's skipping right over the waiting to be quilted list and settling in the quilts completed  in 2011 bucket quite nicely.

T-shirt quilts, not the biggest fan of them I must say, seeing them and making them, just not a big fan.   And heavy, I was very surprised at how heavy it was.  I don't remember the uncut t-shirts being that heavy, but they must have been.

I've done it and I can say that at least I tried, but I won't be making another one any time soon.  You will have to be pretty darn special for me to make another one of these any time soon.  This one was made for Alexa who is a very good friend to my youngest daughter.  They are both heading off to college in less than 3 weeks so I wanted to make sure I had this one finished.  Alexa fits in the "pretty darn special" group. She has been such an incredible friend to my daughter during their high school years, means a lot to me!!

So here it is in all it's glory.  I used 26 t-shirts that Alexa collected during her high school years.  Some of the backs were just too cute and I wanted to get them on the front.    I could have left it at that, but I decided to piece the back.  I used the remaining backs from the t-shirts and the left over pieces from the my son-in-laws black, white and red quilt (I didn't use the red part :). I just really like a pieced back, this is a fairly large quilt, and piecing it was nice.  I didn't have go out any purchase a large piece of orange!!

Hopefully I can get to something a little more fun this week.  I did have some fun cooking outside today.  Lots of grilled veggies and chicken.  I LOVE LOVE grilled veggies, just wrap them in foil, add a little olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes, yummmy!! We had 3 foil "bags" going today.  One had potatoes and carrots, one had tomatoes and peas, and the last had onions and peppers.  Corn grilled separately.  The only thing missing is the mushrooms.  Man we didn't really need the chicken, but my husband is  a meat eater and not big on the mushrooms!!  And now I have some left over chicken for a spinach salad tomorrow.  

Hope everyone has a fabulous week!!


  1. Brave you - I don't do T-shirt quilts just because of the weight - my daughter does those. Oh, and you didn't invite me to dinner? I just love grilled vegies - skip the meat. Yummo!

  2. Wonderful job on the T Shirt quilt. Yep, they are heavy. The soon to be grilled food looks wonderful. When's dinner? LOL

  3. The T shirt quilts look great. I was going to make one this summer but plans changed :) I can imagine they would be heavy.

  4. Great looking T-shirt quilt. I enjoy making them just because it is such a nice way to keep special shirts forever. In my house promising to put worn out shirts into a quilt is the only way to pry them away from DH. He still has t-shirts from high school -- and that was more than a couple of years ago!


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