Friday, December 28, 2007

Cathedral Window and T-shirt Quilt

It's a good thing my sis doesn't read my blog. She'd KILL me for posting this picture of her, but I had to PROVE she was actually crying over her gift! LOL

Do you see that dark blue square toward the middle there? The one that says "World Champions"? Well, there's a little story behind that. I searched all over to get enough Royals tess for this quilt and one place I looked was my local Freecycle group (check it out if you're interested at I posted what I wanted and why and had only ONE reply, but what a reply it was. The gal has had this sweatshirt since she went to the "I-70 series" back in 1985. She's not a big Royals fan, but she just couldn't bring herself to just toss it out considering this was the year that the Royals actually WON the World Series. I was thrilled to get this from her and include it in the quilt. As a matter of fact it was the first block that J pointed out specifically and "wowed" over. :-) Aaaaah, Glory Days.

I couldn't decide which of these to post so I thought...I'd post them both.
I'll post up the sock monkey after I edit a certain little someone out of it. :-)
By the way...see those letters that say "Go Royals"? I learned how to make them here from Lazy Gal Tonya.


Gumbo Lily said...

Oh my goodness! These quilts are amazing! Your sis looks beautiful in tears (she looks a lot like you, Michele). I am quite sure that the recipients of your quilts will love and cherish them for years to come. What a blessing, what a gift!


Lazy Gal Tonya said...

What great presents. That t-shirt quilt looks really cozy. You did a great job with the letters - I love the way you alternated the grey and white colors for the background.