Still slogging along on a T shirt quilt for one of my boys. Day 1 was selecting the shirts, and cutting out the logo parts I wanted used. The next day (or 3 or 5) was spent ironing on interfacing to stabilize the knit fabrics. I didn't actually do these steps - my closest friend was in town and she graciously did these steps for me. Funny that, because she doesn't really sew or craft!
This is the pile of shirts ready to be laid out to form a quilt top. And this is how they remained for 2+ years waiting for some attention. Karen, my friend, finally came back to town and she stated that this visit we were going to finish the quilt! Yes, "stated."
OK, I'm up for the challenge to get a quilt top made in one week amidst all the other busy-ness of running a business, doing errands and all of the other day to day work of our lives.
We started on Pinterest and found a picture of a quilt in a style we both liked. We both had to like it since Karen plans to do a few of these quilts herself - if for no other reason than to tame the crazy piles of commemorative t-shirts at her house (come on, confess, you have one of these piles too!)
On the left is the look we are hoping to achieve when we are done, and on the right is the layout we finally achieved on Day 760. The next step was selecting a color for the sashing (frames) around each block. We went to several fabric stores and looked at a LOT of options and got very frustrated. How do we pull together this many colors without matching any one of them and still have a nice look?!?
Surprisingly this incredibly ugly fabric was "just right."
By the end of day 762 we had assembled the first few sections of the quilt with the sashing (yes, spellcheck, that is a word) and attached them together. We did not take into account just how much work it is to cut blocks to size from worn out shirts that are stretched and stained AND have the designs centered on each. I'm guessing 10-15 minutes to cut the 4 sides of each shirt block.
It's pretty slow going. Will we get it done??