Week of WIPs

While last week was a very productive week, this week not so much. This seems to be the way it is around here ….

However, I did put together this little quilt top using Son J’s polo shirts:


This is a bit of a Way-Back Project because these are shirts that Son J wore in high school (during his preppy phase, I guess). The stripes are all oriented horizontally because that’s the way they were in the shirts and I wanted to reflect that. There are a lot of memories tied up in these shirts, so when Son J moved out and left the shirts behind – legitimately, since they no longer fit him very well – it was a logical next step that they be turned into a quilt.

Or quilts:


These squares are 6 1/2″ in size – daddy sized – and the ones in the little top above are 4 1/2″ in size – daughter sized. Since a little boy will be joining the family soon and receiving the Giraffe Love quilt from last week, it’s only fair that big sister get one, too. And daddy might want a quilt of his own made from his polo shirts …

And what about mommy? There are plans for her as well – you see how it begins …

In the meantime, it’s another long weekend and time for a long weekend tutorial, I think, as I haven’t done one for a while. It may take until next Friday to have something to share, but I’m hoping that I will be able to have a complete project to show (unlike the quilt tops from the last two tutorials that are still hanging around waiting to be finished!).

So watch for something new constructed from these yummy finds:


And, just because it’s been a lovely week weather-wise, here’s a pic of some beautiful Blackeyed Susans growing wild along the bike path.


Not to mention the Goldenrod and Queen Anne’s Lace – I know it’s fall just around the corner when these old friends begin to bloom (or maybe they aren’t your friends so much if you have allergies :)).


Happy Labour Day weekend everyone!


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One Response to Week of WIPs

  1. Very cool stripy quilt! and those Black Eyed Susans are lovely too!

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