I know you all have heard that before but, really, I am back! The November weather has me wishing I was back in South Carolina but that’s a topic for another day. The last couple of days I managed to quilt a t-shirt quilt for the grandson of a dear friend and fellow quilter (Alice) who passed away last May. She had given it to me just 3 days before and I am so thankful she had everything together and prepped. It will be much cherished in the years to come. It may be a Christmas gift(?) but originally it was intended for his high school graduation several years down the road! Just a couple photos……….
They were Harley/Sturgis shirts with one airplane fabric block from a shirt that was Alice’s hubby’s (he had passed away several years previous). Although I felt the “heart” of this project, I was once more reminded of how difficult t-shirt quilts can be to quilt when the majority of the shirts used are so totally printed with a “rubberized” type logo that wreaks havoc with thread tension/balance…..ugh!! Loops and stars fmq worked out well.
While on our East Coast driving “holiday”, I was so touched by how the “bloggy friends” that I have ‘met’ on-line are such blessed friends in person!!! As DH has been heard to say on several occasions…..the gals we met are super sweet, easy to talk to (surprise???) and like we have always known them!!!!! A totally positive experience and memories we will keep with us for a long, long time!! A big “thanks” to you all who so faithfully stop by……some to just peek in, some to say ‘hi’ and some to stay a while for a chat. I look forward to future opportunities to take our friendships from “virtual” to “real”. Hugs and blessings…..until next time………..