Saturday, February 09, 2008

Finally!

I finally got around to getting my pictures off of the camera...of course, I'm only doing that because I'm procrastinating doing something else....

But, I know my mom has been waiting for this picture, so here it is-the quilt from the t-shirt quilt class I took a few weeks ago. Well, it's the top only. As soon as I wash the fabric for the backing I'll start basting and quilting. The back fabric is the same batik print as the sashing and border, except it's pink. That will be the binding also.


This was so easy to make! Now I'm excited to get started on the one for the elementary school-did I tell y'all about that??? They asked me to make a quilt out of all the different t-shirts they've had for the school (which is an awful lot considering this is only the 3rd year they have been open!) and they are going to auction it off at the school carnival in April. I'm really anxious to see how much they get for it! lol!

Some sad news though...I was supposed to teach my first sewing class today but, no one signed up! I'm disappointed but, I think it's because everyone is so sick here! The class was for kids, and we were going to make a pillow. Next month I'm supposed to teach another kids class where we will be making a tote bag. Hopefully, they will get a better response to that one. Yesterday I was in Michael's and checking out their classes, and they were telling me that no one is signing up for anything over there. I went to the quilt shop after that, and that's when I found out no one had signed up for this one. Steven was actually the one who thought about everyone being so sick, and I think he's right. I know it has gone through this family the last couple of weeks! Hopefully, March will be better.

In other news, I have finally gotten a couple of new book aquisitions...books I have been wanting for a long time...

This book is nice, but, the one I really love is this one:

Of course, I am very partial to patchwork! And quilting. There are so many cute things in there and I want to make them all!

Oh, and get this! Tomorrow, Amy at Happy Things is having a get together for a bunch of the Austin area arters and crafters (that's my own term, btw) and she invited me! I'm so excited! I cannot wait to meet everyone...I don't know if I should just be very subtle when asking for autographs or just bring a book and pass it around the room!

I almost forgot about these finds. I scored some real live actual vintage embroidery patterns! I got them in Fredericksberg a few weeks ago.
This is the first Vogart set of patterns I have found myself.


These others are Aunt Martha patterns. I'm not sure why I have a picture of one single package and a picture of several packages together-took them too long ago to remember, I guess. lol! Maybe the one is older than the others, so I photographed it seperately.




I actually have so many pictures I wanted to show, but, in the interest of time and attention span, I'll just have to break them up into a few posts. Although, I'm sure after tomorrow I'll have even more pictures...it's a vicious circle! lol!

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Your new books looks great. Can't wait to hear about the crafty get together.

calamitykim said...

I have always saved the designs from T-shirts, in hopes that one day I would have the time to make a quilt with them- my son goes to FSU and has tons, also- may I ask when you made it did you put stabilizer on the back of the t shirt knit? I am afraid it will be too hard to sew I guess so I just have never tried- I like yours a lot- maybe I will get up the courage someday soon! Did you see your quilt I made in Sew, Mama sew? I was so tickled to be included! I hope to get some hand work done while at my parents house. Happy Valentine's Day coming up and happy sewing! xxxooo calamity

blop said...

Oh Lauri, I love your tshirt quilt. I am doing my hubby's car shirts that I took out of his closet, so I can hang in his garage. Don't need them clogging the closet!
Also, love the Aunt Martha's stuff...I really love embroidery.
Glad to hear you all are getting well and I hope everyone else in your area comes alive too and signs up for your class. I know it will be a hit!

Lori said...

You are just so crafty and creative girl! I LOVE the quilt...especially the coffee square...I need that for my kitchen!
The old patterns are awesome!!! I love the one with the merry mushrooms! LOL 70's? That just does NOT seem like it should be 'old'. hehe
Have fun in Austen sweetie...love you much

Lauri said...

KIM: just in case you come back here looking for an answer about the stabilizer...yes, we did use one on the shirts. I can't remember the name, but it was a really good kind, an embroidery stabilizer, I got at the quilt shop. I will have to go dig it out from where ever I put it, because it's not with the quilt or the backing fabric. I'll email the name to you. And yes! I did see "my" quilt! Did you see mine??? lol! BTW-everyone who comes into my house asks about that one!

BLOP: Where in the hell have you been??? I've been thinking about you...

calamity kim said...

ok, Thanks! I am going through emails and trying to catch up! I am going to make one of those T shirt quilts someday!

scribbler said...

i've always wanted to make one of those..... if all my friends would just stop having babies so i could actually make a blanket for myself!

lovestitches said...

The quilt is great! And I LOVE the patchwork book. I hardly ever buy books but I finally decided to get that one and I LOVE it.

lila said...

Your t-shirt quilt turned out very well!
I enjoyed visiting your blog! I'm a quilter too!

Kristin said...

cuteness...great finds!Kristin

Wendy said...

Like your t-shirt quilt...I am tasked with completing three of the them for my husbands family with t-shirts/shirts of their late father...something for them to remember him by and to cuddle up with. Any tips on putting these quilts together?
I also like the books you featured here.
Go to my blog at
www.therunningquilter.blogspot.com

Monica said...

Hey Lauri, love that quilt!
Did you get my email (from like forever ago)? ;)
Hope to see you soon!

Kristin said...

love the quilt! I am about to make a throw pillow from one of my favorite tees that has kicked the bucket. :)

Also wanted to let you know that I am having a big giveaway on my blog, so if you have a moment, stop on by. :)

http://homegrownrose.typepad.com/reclaimingthehome

Anonymous said...

wow the mushrooms are incredibly cool !!!!! I've never seen any like these ! are they retired ?
first time on your blog...
sorry blogspot doesn't accept other blog account ID (weird ?!) so I have to sign down here

Valerie
http://arcencielolavabo.canalblog.com/

Kelly said...

The iron-on pictures remind me of my childhood as my first quilt was made with them.

Wendy said...

Like your t-shirt quilt. I am starting one this weekend for my husband, his mom and sister with old shirts from their dad/husband that passed away 15 years ago. What did you use to stabilize the shirts?

Thanks