My first completed quilt in 2011 is for an Etsy customer of mine...Ms. Texas. She was a real hoot to work with and funny. I've had 3 other customers (Ms. Arkansas, Ms. Arizona & Ms. New Hampshire) before her and didn't really blog about it. I don't know why, I guess I wanted to make sure they were happy with my work before I opened my big mouth...lol! But I have to admit, the t-shirt quilts I have done were really fun to make. And while I was making them...I wondered what all the stories were about - behind each shirt. Like Ms. Arkansas had the quilt made for her daughter that just went away to college. The daughter was a princess/tennis pro. Then there was Ms. Arizona, her son is like a super smart/musically talented/church socializing kid. This young man played at Carnegie Hall in NEW YORK! How cool is that? Oh, and then there is Ms. New Hampshire...her husband is like an avid runner/marathon guy. He had all these shirts from the same event that spanned over like 10 years. It was exciting to make those quilts. Consider this a reminder...save those shirts...just in case you might want to make one down the road. I know I am.
And here is my second finish for 2011. I just finished this quilt yesterday. It's for my sister's BFF. My sister picked this fabric out at Hancock's in Biloxi. She did good on the color choices. I used black for the backing. It turned out real nice.