Wow! Can you believe that it's Friday again? Where did the week go? But now that it's here, you know what it's time for - time to get our whoop whoop on! Are you ready? Let's get started!!
I am very very happy to say that I have now made a puzzle-style t-shirt quilt! Here's where it started...
I laid the shirt pieces out on the floor in the little office off my sewing room - fortunately it wasn't in use and I could lay it out and leave it there as I worked to assemble it.
Then I pieced together the blocks across the top of the quilt, building it to the width needed for this quilt.
The next step was to establish the length of the quilt. As you can see, I pieced together the left side, adding to or trimming blocks as needed to make it the proper length.
This is a time-consuming project - if you decide to take one on as a commission project, I would suggest you allow a good amount of time for piecing the blocks. I exceeded the time I expected to spend on it by a good bit, although part of that was learning curve, since this was my first.
But I'm so happy with the result!
This is a fun, bright, colorful quilt...
...with blocks that span this girl's whole school career!
I used a gray Connecting Threads solid for the backing and binding - it's the recipient's favorite color!
Cross-hatch straight line quilting in Glide Battleship crosses all the blocks. The quilting lines are 5" apart.
I'm happy to have this under my belt and in my repertoire - I'm not sure I'll make many more because of the time involved and the cost to the customer, but it was a great learning experience!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop??
Oh - and one more thing I'm whooping about - we currently have 163 people signed up for Hands2Help!! If you are thinking about joining in, there's still plenty of time - your finished quilts are due by early June - so sign up! There are giveaways at the end for the folks who make and donate quilts!!
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you do a little happy dance?
Share - we want to dance right along with you -
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!!