The temperatures dropped as the week progressed and I happily snuggled into my studio. I played with mini-quilts and am now only 1 week behind...
In case you missed the "Autumn Collection"... Starting in upper right, clockwise, Colors of the Wind, Thankful Pumpkins, Playful Turkey and the "Pardoned Turkey".
When I was done with the turkeys, I turned my attention to the latest custom t-shirt quilt. This collection of T-s come from a younger (than me) gal that graduated high school with our oldest daughter. She went on to medical school and up until a few months ago, was at the local medical office.
Our community seems to have a difficult time keeping doctors in the area. The medical field has this thing with loan forgiveness... if you serve in a rural area for X-number of years, a good portion of the school loans is written off. A benefit for the community... but also a detrimental situation in that when (most of) the doctors fulfill their commitments, they leave. Forcing patients to become established with a new doctor. It is a bit of a revolving door...
This doctor, having grown up in the community, is staying, though not practicing. She is taking some time to be with her family. She and her husband have 5 children, three old enough to be in school, a 3-year-old and a baby.
All this to say, I enjoyed prepping her shirts for the quilt. (Sorry about my rant) I recalled several of her shirts from high school, and I enjoyed seeing the various colleges she attended to become a doctor.
The top is complete and it is now time for me to choose a backing. My local options are extremely limited, but fingers crossed that, I can find something that is suitable and "makes sense."
Let's now take a look at this week's randomly selected feature. Andrée at Quilting and Learning. She has been sharing her progress on a t-shirt quilt... I thought her idea of quilting a block that has a pocket was clever.
"I quilted loops on the sweatshirt but only FMQ around the pouch/pocket. Won't that make a great hiding place 😁"
Now it is your turn! How are your projects going?
Do you have special gift projects in the works?
Tell me about them... or join the linky party. I love to see all of the quilty inspiration you share.