My first attempt at solving that issue was to order two cute shirts from Patchwork Threads. Their designs are so cool, and I was excited to get my order. Unfortunately the sizing was way off for me. Granted, this is my own fault for looking at the sizing chart and estimating, rather than taking exact measurements. Lesson learned (and now I have a couple of cool sleep shirts); but I'm teaching at a retreat in Hattiesburg, MS this weekend, so I had to take matters into my own hands.
I pulled out two of my favorite tees, some of my most treasured fabric bits, and went to town. Gray t-shirts are a casual basic in my closet, and I probably have four or five of them at any given time. I used Heat n Bond Lite to appliqué (so easy to use!), and just stitched around each piece. Playing around with the layout of the petals was so fun, and I'm glad I offset the rosette to add interest. I saw a similar shirt a LONG time ago, and loved the look, but I am so sorry that I don't remember where I saw it (let me know if you do, and I will update with a link).
On the charcoal gray tee, I wanted to give the effect of an improv stripe, but I didn't actually want to sew the pieces together. I worried about added bulk affecting the drape of the shirt. Instead, I arranged them ticker-tape style, and although it looks more plain in the photo, it is super cute on. I've never really been big on applique, but these were really fast and fun, and best of all I can be comfortable while teaching.
Last week's party really rocked, y'all! Some of my favorites included this Maribel Bowties quilt by Made by Chrissie D. Chris shared lots of process photos for this cool Drunkard's Path variation, so hop over there if you missed it!
This pretty quilt is by Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty.
and Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts linked up this sweet baby quilt. I love this Drunkard's Path layout, too!
Time to link up, friends!
1. You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!
*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop" when selecting your thumbnail photo. For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work! :)
**PLEASE NOTE- for the past couple of weeks, there have been several spam links on our parties that are not quilting and sewing related. My initial reaction was to delete them immediately, but my linky service provider has asked that I leave them so they can be investigated and permanently blocked. I will remove those links after my provider has all of the info he needs but it may take a few days. So, please do not click on any links that are not clearly quilting related, and thank you for your understanding!