One of the challenges a quilter faces when making a t-shirt quilt is that all the t-shirts are the same color – in this case – white. So, just border each t-shirt with some of her favorite colored fabric. Look how pretty these shirts are now!
Here is the quilt on the frame. As you can see, I had to add a few extra quilt blocks so they would all fit togetger. As I like to say, “It’s just math.” Need a few extra inches here and there to make it work, just make a few 4-patch blocks to make the math work.
I just love the quilting done on these blocks.
This is a picture of the finished quilt. Beautiful!
And this is the beautiful backing fabric. Could it be any more perfect?
This quilt turned out so pretty!
I had some scraps of Oriental fabrics and made this cute organizer basket. I added some inside pockets to help separate items and to keep some upright.
Now this was some serious sewing play time for me.
I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making a metal frame clasp purse. I’m sure you’ve seen these. They have been around for ever! As you can see from this collection of purses that it took me several tries before I finally got it right. By right I mean purse #6.
I played with different frames, different types of glue, different batting and stiffeners (iron on and sew in), and different patterns. I read through several patterns (and rewrote several) and watched a lot of videos. In the end I created my own pattern, created my own method, and wrote my own directions. . So, since I used up all my metal frames I had to order some more. When those come in, look out! I’m gonna make some great purses!
As a side note, for the purses I didn’t like, I tried to pull the fabric out of the metal frame so I could reuse it. Didn’t happen. I personally give the three different glues I tried a thumbs up!
This made for a great weekend of fun!