It's the first Friday of fall - can you believe it? It's hard to imagine it right now here in middle Tennessee, because the temperatures are still in the nineties, but we're all sipping pumpkin spice lattes and pretending fall has arrived! But cool weather or not, it's time to get our whoop whoop on - are you ready? I am! I've got several different things to share today - a couple of my own and a couple of places for you to visit.... so be sure to read all the way through and catch it all!
I finished a pair of t-shirt quilts this week...
This one went to the young daughter of a man who died unexpectedly six months ago.
I really love the sashing, cornerstone, and backing fabric the client picked out! Even though these are all men's t-shirts, it still looks appropriate for a little girl. All three of these fabrics came from Connecting Threads.
And this one went to the man's father, using some of the larger t-shirts in the stack. I used two different shades of Connecting Thread's chambray basics for the background and backing. It took some heavy-duty math to figure out how to use the different size shirts, but I like the way it came out!
More straight line quilting that shows up really nicely on the chambray backing.
I also made this really cute Maker Mat, simplifying the pattern being used for the Maker Mat Sew-a-Long to showcase some beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabrics...
And finally, keep an eye out for an upcoming event that will really help you get your fall on! My friend Bernie over at Needle and Foot is hosting a Handmade Halloween linkup on Tuesday, October 4th. You can read more about it by clicking here, but basically it will be a place to link both new and old posts showing handmade Halloween decorations, costumes, and quilts - how fun! So mark your calendars!
Lots going on this week, and a great start to fall! So - can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you dance a little happy dance?
Sare - we want to dance right along with you -
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
Remember - it doesn't have to be a finish,
just something you're happy about!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
Hope to see you there!