First off, at the end of last week my friend, Sharon, put out a challenge to gather five men's shirts in blues and greens to cut up and make into a quilt for a Sandy (hurricane) victim in New York. Her daughter lives and works in New York and personally knows people who have lost everything.
So, here are my five shirts. (L, XL, XXL which gives you lots of fabric to work with)
In fact, you should see Bonnie Hunter's video on how to deconstruct a shirt to use it as fabric. I wish I had seen it before I cut up my shirts!
On Sunday, there were three of us who had a sew-in for about 4 hours and between ripping these shirts apart, cutting them in strips and sewing them back together, we made a few blocks, but we went home with homework. We each needed to make 11 more blocks.
Here are my blocks.
I should say that these blocks consists of strips from all three of our collected shirts.
Thank goodness I was off work today to get these together.
There will be 48 blocks to make up this quilt and as it comes together, I will send you all over to Sharon's blog where I am sure she will post pictures of the quilt's progress.
Then last night I attended guild and we had Sue Nichols as our speaker. Why oh why did I not sign up for her quilting class this coming weekend? I am going to be sorry that I didn't. Her work and her sister's are absolutely beautiful.
and here are some closeups of some of the projects that she brought along to show us.
Their machine applique and machine quilting are absolutely awesome and if you haven't been to the Paducah Quilt Museum to see two of their quilts, one being the Beatle's quilt, you are missing something just magnificent.
Ok....back to work tomorrow and back to my normal quilting tomorrow night.
Hope you enjoyed the show.