Mike’s man quilt is coming along nicely. I worked on it tonight after work for a bit. I ironed interfacing onto the t-shirt material, cut stuff, it was nice. And then I found Mike’s orange neckerchief from when he was a Chief Scout and sewed it to the Dam it piece of the t-shirt.
You can’t see the orange neckerchief here because it’s covered up by some underpants I found last year that were made in Truro, Nova Scotia (which are in pristine condition). I want the tag to show on the quilt top, so I sewed the elastic of the underpants together and then will sew a very scant seam allowance on the edge of the elastic. I’m not quite sure how I’ll be quilting this once the quilt sandwich is put together, but that is a problem for another day. I’m starting to sense that this man quilt will be quite heavy. The t-shirt pieces are unable to stay up on the design wall, so this may turn out to be a winter quilt.
I think if I keep up this pace, the quilt top will be sewn together this weekend. Huzzah! I think I’ll use bamboo quilt batting and then I’ll have to figure out a quilt backing. Hmmm…that’s going to be interesting. I did (GULP) pick up a green striped sheet from the thrift store the other day…but I don’t think that will quite work. I think I need to strip piece some black and gray fabric to use for the backing. I’ve got plenty. Or maybe I’ll head over to the most depressing store on Earth – the Army & Navy downtown – and see what they have for sheets. They always seem to have something I’m looking for at that sad, old store.
Speaking of what I’m looking for…I went on a little adventure to find some weird, obscure advertising magazines today trying to find the winning advertisement one of the VCAD students recently won for John Fluevog shoes. I wanted to hang it up so the students could see it in print. Sadly, I was unable to find the ad. I looked through a few of the magazines listed I could find at Chapters. Much of the content in SOME of those magazines had work that reminded me of the artist, CRUMB. Oof. Something about his cartoons makes me feel hollow inside. Very creepy.
I will still keep looking for the magazines. I did find BUST, but his ad wasn’t in there. I also found CMYK & Juxtapose (EEK! Too Crumb-like for me!), but his ad wasn’t in either of those magazines. I wonder if it was in an older edition? Anyway, of someone reading this runs across the ad with the angel floating up with the nice, shiny shoes on, if I could borrow it from you or buy it from you, I would be very grateful.