Well, I fought the urge to title this post "I've had my hands in my husband's underwear..." or something like that. I've been making some preliminary doodles concerning the appliques I want to do for "Boxer Rebellion" to blend with the blocks pieced from the actual fabric from the boxers. I'm still not happy with arms and hands...Mr. Fabric Therapy thinks I'm spot on concerning his head, though (giggle). I wish I had had nothing to do this weekend so I could have devoted FULL ATTENTION to this project.
Tonya and Bonnie...I challenge you to use boxers in your projects along with the old shirts! Now I need to finalize the applique drawings, make a decision about the pieced block design, and find just the right skin color fabric to match my pasty white mid west husband's skin tone. Thank you for all your funny (and serious!) suggestions for which block(s) to use! I really enjoyed reading your comments.
I have to say my husband has been a good sport. If pictures of MY underwear had shown up on the Internet (even on an obscure quilt blog), there would have been a murder by now...he likes that my doodles have no facial features except for the glasses. As he would say, "this could be ANY naked, balding, middle-aged geek..."
Meanwhile, my magic box containing my little hand applique basket blocks is almost empty...I'm stitching on the last prepped block!
Susi's Quilts is making another quilt from this book...you should check it out!
Now to put the baskets together, then glue baste them to backgrounds...
Obviously, I have a little trimming to do (I'd rather err on having too much to tuck under than not enough...).