Friday, December 28, 2012

Time to get started on a new quilt...

Jackie and I just got back from Charlotte, North Carolina.  We left yesterday to attend the Lady Antebellum concert at the Bank of America Stadium.  Great concert, if they come to your town make plans to attend.  Today we went to one of our favorite fabric shops in Gastonia, Mary Jo's Cloth Store.  It's a super-sized store with a lot of fabric to choose from, it can be hard to make a decision about what to purchase.  If you go, plan to spend some time shopping and bring your shopping list!

So we now have fabric to start on our next t-shirt quilt for Alice.  She has asked us to make a quilt using her daughter's Goose Creek High School Band t-shirts (school colors are black and gold).  Here are the fabrics we picked:

Keep checking back to see our progress with our newest t-shirt quilt.  In the meantime, we will be working on our Charleston Modern Quilt Guild block swap and baby quilts.  Both of us are waiting for baby girls to be born in our families in 2013.  So we hope to post our completed projects soon.  Happy weekend from us!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Eight Days until Christmas

Can you believe Santa will be visiting with us soon.  The Christmas lights are up everywhere here in the Low Country.  Each year my Dad puts lights up on our home, but you have to be quick to see them.  I don't understand why he doesn't turn them on more than 30 minutes at a time.  He adds to them each day. 

Starting next week we will be working on a new t-shirt quilt using Goose Creek High School's Band shirts.  Can't wait to show you our progress.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to you.  Jackie and I are getting ready for Christmas.  Jackie as usual has only a few gifts left to wrap, while I still need to go shopping.  As you can see our site has a new logo.  Our friend Natalie designed it for us.  It is using our favorite colors.

Recently, our sewing group had a cutting out party using an Accuquilt Cutter using the Winding Ways template. Our friend Nancy (who owns the cutter) has already started sewing on her blocks of brown and cream.  Mary Kate used all brights and fabric with umbrellas for the borders.  Jackie of course used her favorite colors of teal, adding splashes of green, coral, and cream.  I will be using different reds, creams, and whites for my quilt.  The cutter has made this block very easy with notches to match the pieces together for sewing.  And, American Patchwork & Quilt Magazine has the directions on how to put it together in their February 2013 issue in blue and whites.  What a great coincidence it that?  We will share our projects once we get going on them.

Usually our group celebrates the holidays by meeting up at one of our local quilt shop for their holiday party and then go out to lunch.  It is a great way to have some time together and to catch up with each other.  It is so important to reach out to each other.  To just take some time to listen to our friends.  So pick up the phone and plan a get together.

In the upcoming months we will be sharing new t-shirt quilts with you.  So if you are looking for a perfect gift for a loved one or yourself.  Get your t-shirts together and contact us.  A quilt makes a wonderful gift, especially made with keepsakes from your best memories.

Again, Happy Holidays and if you have the time, drop us a line about how your and your quilt friends get together.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Herringbone & Granny Square quilt blocks

Jackie and I are members of the Charleston Modern Quilt Guild.  This year we are participating in a block swap.  Jackie and I have been assigned August & October 2013, so we have a lot of time to figure out what kind of blocks will be made for us.  Yesterday we had Veterans Day off from work, so we had a sewing day to make our blocks and wanted to share them with you.  We would like to thank the men and women in the Military Service and your families for all that you do to keep us safe.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Our first block is a Herringbone pattern for Kelly-which I made 2 times now.  I had problems cutting the left side of this block correctly.  The ruler slipped, that's the story I am sticking to.

Our second block is a Granny Square for Tamie.  Jackie made the pink/teal block and Kim made the gray/yellow block.  Of course they still need to be squared up to a finished size by the new owner.

We will keep you posted of our future efforts...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Let's get started

My friend and I have decided to make t-shirt quilts for the masses and have some fun while we are at it.  So how did we get started?  Well, some friends wanted to turn their shirts into a quilt and we were the only quilters they knew.  Our most recent quilt to finish is a birthday present for William (Jackie's husband) using his Marvel and DC Comic t-shirts.  Isn't the fabric fun, which we found at

Happy Birthday William!  Hope you love your quilt.