|Colleen's Life T-Shirt Quilt|
Interruptions of a craft show, my Design shop Birthday sale, house sitting for a friend, a giveaway, and choir dresses to hem--eight of them--have impeded my progress! I will get back to the quilt soon and show it to you! I promise!!
Anyway, I want to show another project that I am working on. I know . . I know . . . I've featured my oldest granddaughter in several posts lately, but I want to follow-up on one that I wrote about her graduation present. (You may have missed it, because it was also about the Last day of the Sale that I hosted--I think it got lost in all the sale hype!) I can finally show you the work in progress. Her Life T-Shirt Quilt:
Mind you, it is not finished, I will finish it when I am house sitting again at my friends house over Thanksgiving. She has an awesome huge sewing room and I will finish the quilt there. My friend recommended using this 'quilt as you go method.' The seams are cut in a fringe style and I really like it since t-shirt material tends not to fray and this makes a nice finish for the quilt.
This quilt has several layers. When cutting a portion of the front of a t-shirt, I cut an identical piece from the back side and used it for a batting. The printed portion is re-enforced with a thin iron on interfacing to provide stability for each design, and besides, it's t-shirt material, very stretchy. I needed to do something to limit the stretch. Then the backing, not shown, is a flannel. This quilt will be very soft and cuddly when it is finished! I can't wait to see it finished!!
What are you working on that may have taken a back seat to another project?