Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Finished Bag and Sneak Peak at Next Project

Today I finished this bag for a friend.........



My next project will involve boxes and boxes of vintage neckties.......



Wish me luck :)
Carolyn

Saturday, June 12, 2010

T-shirt Quilt Journey

Here's a brief view into the making of a t-shirt quilt.....this quilt is for a friend of my Aunt Louise.


I start by preparing my t-shirt blocks and arranging them until I like the layout......


I then randomly sew fabric strips to each block to fill in the spaces. Connect all the blocks.....


Add a border and quilt.....TAADAA!

Of course it's not that easy but who wants to (or has time to) go into all the boring details :) Although if you'd like to try this project and need some tips just email me.


It's hard to tell from the full quilt photo but there are 4 different blue fabrics used in this quilt.

This project is fun and creative. I could use some mathematical formula for preparing the layout etc, but I don't I just let the creativity flow and enjoy the result :)

Some day I hope to create t-shirt quilts for my daughters, I've been saving their t-shirts for years! Just one of the many projects on my to-do list :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Carolyn

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Karen!


I made these coordinating accessories (super sized tote and jr. legal pad folio) for a friend's 50th birthday.....she loves smiley faces!

Have a great week!
Carolyn