So I've gotten the hall closet in a more manageable state.
Painted baseboards, door jams, and various touch-ups.
And I've also become a lot more adventurous in the kitchen - or at least cooking less frozen meals. (that counts right?)
|Lemon Cheese Bars from my Cake Mix Bible|
|Yep, that's rabbit|
|Octoberfest rub from Harry & David. Try it - you won't be disappointed!|
But my latest project takes the cake. I have decided to make a quilt out of my sorority t-shirts.
If you were Greek in college, you know that this collection can add up really quickly. And while I wore them a year or so after I graduated, I eventually knew that the jig was up and I could not longer pass for a traditional college student. So in a box they went. I kept seeing friends have quilts made, but I was NOT about to fork over over $500 for a blanket. So I started doing some research, added some great ideas and tutorials to my Pinterest board and decided to pull the trigger.
This brought my lovely MIL and I to JoAnn's while we were window shopping one weekend. And that's when I met Barb - quite possibly the most helpful and knowledgeable staff member I've met anywhere. She not only helped me pick out what sort of stabilizer I would need but also told me that they were putting together a Quilting 202 class, where she would be happy to walk me through making my quilt even though it didn't fit into the lesson plan.
A few weeks later I got the call from JoAnn's that the class had made and they were honoring the 50% off coupon for the class fee!
She's still a work in progress, but let's walk through what I've done so far:
Cut off sleeves, collar area and the majority of the spare part of the t-shirt.
|That gray piece of scrapbook paper is a placeholder for the square of pocket squares below:|
|These are the pocket squares of some of the shirts as well as the back of my jersey.|
They are attached to a piece of muslin to make it easier to sew in with the rest of the blocks.
|And here's what I was able to get accomplished during class time. One solid piece of shirt - harder than it looks!|
|When I got home, I was able to attach all the sashing and a row of blocks on the top and bottom.|
So that's my progress thus far in my latest "domestic adventure".
Once I'm finished, I'll give a cost breakdown and my final thoughts on the "worth it" factor of it all.
What about you? What are you working on?