Retirement Gift

I’ve worked with Liz for more than 10 years so a special gift for her retirement was a must.  I had six shirts selected for the Seven Shirts + Seven Steps quilt for more than 3 or 4 years (seriously marinating this one!)  It’s exactly the kind of quilt Liz would appreciate as she’s into recycling, reusing and upcycling.  In the years since I pulled the six shirts, I’ve thrifted quite a few more so I wasn’t surprised I was finally able to find the perfect seventh shirt!  I followed the pattern exactly except for the layout…I arranged the blocks so the light snowball blocks are in diagonal rows vs alternating like the pattern shows.

The Front

Excuse the quilt holders….there was some silliness going on as these pictures were taken at the end of the party!  That’s not Liz btw, it’s Emily-thanks Emily 🙂

The Back

I like the back maybe more than the front 😉  I finished this Dec 29, 2017 and I’ll admit to still be sewing down the binding during the party 😉  Yes, a slight miss on the deadline for this one!

I’m currently looking for another good combo of seven shirts as I’d like to make another one to keep 🙂

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Thrifting

It was a good day at the Goodwill Clearance Center last week as far as cotton shirts go 🙂  I snagged two black striped shirts and some nice green plaids.

There were three colorful madras plaids in the teal/blue family, a wonderfully bright blue stripe and a big variety of pinks!  And a couple of solid shirts in bright green and pink, nice!

An orange & pink stripe, an orange stripe and a yellow stripe joined the others in my cart….woo hoo!!  And last, three nice blue ones rounded out my haul.  All washed up and ready for de-boning 😉

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Doll Quilt

A co-worker gave me a soft pink gingham dust ruffle she was getting rid of (yes, people give me shirts and other items for quilting, he he he).  I put the gingham down next to my pile of recent thrifted shirts…..and it looked perfect with a sweet flowered shirt.  That was a sign, right?  So I made a doll quilt…..with a oops that I decided not to fix, gasp!  I quilted it with my walking foot in straight lines and then added some big stitch quilting with perle cotton.  I threw in some French knots, just for fun.

Happy quilting, Cherie