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!