How I spent my summer non-vacation
Since school let out for both my husband and son a little over 9 weeks ago, I was home alone for 5 of those weeks. I had to work while they were busy being camp counselors or driving out west for our vacation (I flew out on July 4th and we all drove back home together, after our tour of Oregon). When I wasn't at work I was busy working on a graduation present for the youngest son of a very good friend of mine. She sent me a box of her son's favorite t-shirts from middle and high school and I turned them into this:
This is only my second t-shirt quilt (the first was done for last year's Brenda Novak auction) and now I'm feeling extremely comfortable with the process. I don't do anything fancy. A simple layout against a solid background so that the shirts get all of the attention. The quilting is a medium-scale curvy meander across the whole surface.