|#2 Christmas for D.|
As of August, when our only son went off to college, I have been channeling my empty nest emotions through a creative outlet, quilting, (more piecing than actual quilting). The first two were t-shirt quilts made from his High School tees and tees from K-8.
|This fabric is the outside frame|
|#1 Christmas, 2001 for L.|
For convenience and ease of sewing I generally buy a flat sheet, (queen size for this), as backing but single sheets, outside of a set, are becoming increasingly difficult to find. This is even more challenging when seeking a particular color. Back to the trusty fabric store, a bit more sewing, an extra touch at the top and the backing is in place.
This quilt took much longer than the T-Shirt quilts and it seemed I was running out of steam. Perhaps it was time to store the machines, (thank you #1 sister, J. for the serger) until my #2 sister, J., tickled my ears with the idea of the Quilt-As-You-Go method. I like the idea of quilting but realize I don't have the patience for it. This method, aptly demonstrated here, is very intresting and, I've decided, worth a try. Stay tuned for #4.