Guess what? It's Friday again - hard to believe it, but we're almost halfway through February, too! And because it's Friday, it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on - are you ready? I am! Let's get started!
A little over a week ago, I met with a woman who needed a t-shirt quilt made for her daughter. She had 45 t-shirts, and she wanted as many as possible used in her quilt. And she needed it all by 2/19! I had some memory quilts to finish up, and got those finished and delivered. Then all the t-shirts were sorted out and deconstructed.
All sorted out by color, and stacked neatly, ready for the assistance of...
...my lovely granddaughter Lilli, who helped me lay it all out (much easier with two people, I must say!) and then graphed it out as I called out measurements to her.
That was six days ago. And today I am incredibly happy to say that the top is completed!
I learned a lot with this top - including that almost no cutting error is irretrievable! I goofed when cutting out this block and cut it right at the edge of the outer letters in King. As you can see if you look closely, I had to add a narrow piece of fabric on each side to bring it back up to size. What you may not notice is that I actually lost the upper left corner of the "K" in the seam - because I found a sharpie exactly the right color, and drew it back in on the new fabric!
In trying to incorporate all the t-shirts, I found ways to combine shirts that were nearly identical but from different years.
And I found ways to make the pieces the size I needed! I learned that making all the blocks measure to the full inch, no fractions, made it much easier to make the whole quilt work out well. Mine ended up square and exactly the size I intended it to be, the first time!
So my next step is to make the back, baste, quilt and bind this baby. I've got a lovely navy solid for the back and a red and white stripe for binding. Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise, it will be done in plenty of time to meet the deadline. Wish me luck!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
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!