Showing posts from October, 2017

Making t-shirt quilts

As I mentioned last time, I've taken on the task of making t-shirt/memory quilts for three high school kids in my church.  Their dad passed away two years ago.  I knew him from the time I was a kid, and his younger sister was in my class from pre-school through high school graduation, so I'm happy to be able to do this for them.  Thanks to a retreat last weekend, I have gotten a really good start on this, and am continuing to make progress.  I have one top entirely finished, and another about 2/3 done.  All the t-shirts for the third are prepped and ready to go, so it should be relatively easy to finish the tops in a timely manner.  I'm already starting to dither about what quilting to do on them, so that should take a good long time to figure out. Quilt top #1 Completed - I love the way this one turned out! Quilt top #2 in progress - more room for fun quilting on this one... I've made pretty decent progress on the Making Modern - Blues quilt.  I j

WIP Thursday

Some fresh changes to the list... First of all, I took on a project that I absolutely don't have time for, but am going to do anyway.  There is a family in my church who lost their father several years ago.  She has three teenagers, and she asked if I'd be willing to make t-shirt quilts for her kids for Christmas.  I have no idea if I can actually get it done, but I'm certainly going to try!  She didn't want solid t-shirts, or just plain blocks, so I found three patterns that I like, and am going to try and do a different pattern for each kid.  I hope to get all three done and quilted, but we'll see!  I think getting the layout done will be the hardest, but hopefully I can make it happen. I made progress piecing modern blues.  It's definitely not hard, but does take some organization!  Used my quilt marking pencils to keep track of the various strips, and so far it seems to be working.  We'll see how it comes together!  The grain on the background fabric