Thursday, February 18, 2010

Big 'Ole T-shirt Quilt

Today I finished the Tshirt quilt top.  Its really monstorously big- I was trying to size for an X-long twin bed (my cousin's a freshman in college) but I'm questioning my measurements.  Oh well- better too big than too little!  Here it is on my design wall (aka living room floor)...


...and on my guest room bed for scale.  I'm thinking I need to make a quilt for above this bed, but that's another day.
I'm hoping my machine quilter has some sort of basketball quilting design.

Tonight's dinner is Veal Saltimbocca from (yes you guessed it) Giada De Laurentiis (here's the link to the origional recipe Chicken Saltimbocca).  I haven't made this before, but her recipes are always super yummy.  I was at Target last week and was so excited to see that she has her own line of cookware.  I bought this awesome scoop strainer thingy that she uses to scoop out pasta. I can't wait to try it.  I love how the holes look like flowers.


Tomorrow I'm off to Rochester, NY for my quilty one-yard wonder weekend.  I can't wait!!!  My mom gave me this mega bag from Lands End a few Christmases ago and it can hold my sewing machine, notions, rulers AND my One-Yard Wonders book.  I feel a bit like Mary Poppins. 
Happy Quilting!

15 comments:

Marsha said...

The T-shirt quilt looks great, your cousin will love it. It will be great for a residence hall room and will brighten the room up. I'll have to check out the recipe and the scoop. That looks interesting. Have fun at your quilty weekend, it really sounds like fun!

Marsha

Stash Heaven said...

Wow, Christine! Your t-shirt quilt is stunning. Great job distributing the colors. Love your bag--aren't mothers great at finding things for their daughters?!! Have a great weekend with your friend and a safe trip. Mary

---"Love" said...

Your tee-shirt quilt looks really, really good! The young man will adore you for making it for him!
Have loads of fun this week-end, and tell us all about it next week! ---"Love"

Christine said...

Actually he's a she! :) Christine

Katie said...

There is no such thing as a quilt that is too big! (The bed is obviously too small.) It's a great quilt and I'm sure your cousin will be pleased. Is it a suprize?

Dinner sounds wonderful.

What's in the black and pink bag? Don't forget your umbrella...Mary Poppins did have one of those, right?!

Sarah said...

The t-shirt quilt top is awesome! I totally agree - too big is better than too small. He is going to LOVE it.

Fer said...

Your cousin is going to absolutely LOVE this quilt, I can't wait to see what your quilter will come up with.

I think I've made a saltimbocca once, but it was good. The strainer thingy looks great!

Enjoy your course, you'll have to tell us all about it. :o)

Beth said...

Your t-shirt quilt is perfect, looks like a pattern cover. Great job.
Have fun on your quilt weekend. What could be better than all quilting all the time?
Look forward to haring all about your trip.
Beth

ann hermes said...

The t-shirt quilt looks great.

Liriopia said...

Awesome quilt! It would be really great if a basketball quilting design could be worked out. Great work, Stitch!

canuckquilter said...

Great job on the T-shirt Quilt! I agree, bigger is always better in a quilt :)
Enjoy your quilty weekend, Mary Poppins - but remember to stash enough fabric in there too. -Joanne

a good yarn said...

That T-shirt quilt could fit a few freshman! It looks terrific and will be a big hit with your cousin for sure. The strainer is fabulous adn veal saltimbocca delicious. Have fun at the wonder-weekend - your bag certainly does the job. Ann :-)

seventhsister26 said...

Mary Poppins...that's funny;) The t-shirt quilt is great and I am sure your quilter will come up with the perfect pattern for it;)
Enjoy yourself and Happy Quilting!!!

jaybird said...

that is a big quilt!!! but i agree with the bigger is better!

Jackie said...

I love that t-shirt quilt. I am still kicking myself for throwing out all my old sorority t-shirts instead of saving them to make a quilt!

And I, too, and obsessed with Giada's recipes. She just knows how to do delicious!