Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Little by Little

Thanks for all you kind words about my Dad. I'm getting back into the rhythm of things little by little.  I've had a couple of brides in for fittings, and also have a couple of bridesmaids that need dresses hemmed.

 I had an interesting project come in to work on - a t-shirt quilt that needed to be made smaller.  I've never seen one made like it - there were 49 shirts (men's sizes) that were cut into 17 x 19 inch pieces front and back.  Each shirt was layered together with batting in between, then sewn all the way around.  They were then stitched together like a rag quilt with the seams in the back, each shirt ending up at a finished size of 16 x 18.  The entire quilt measured 112 x 126 - much too large for the customers bed.  After looking at it, I decided that it would be very easy to take two rows off the bottom and a row off the side.  The shirts that I took off were sewn together in a 4 x 5 grid for a lap quilt, with the addition of one more shirt.  This left the larger quilt at a size of 96 wide by 90 long, which my customer was very pleased with!  Interesting project, and only took a couple hours to complete.  Have you ever seen a t-shirt quilt made this way?  I thought it was kind of a neat way of doing it totell the truth!

I've also been working on some quilting projects - I will be busy machine quilting in December, I think!

I love the way this quilt is coming out!  I'm thinking about how I want to quilt this, but I'm having a hard time deciding.  The fabrics are just perfect for it!  (Calm Lagoon)

I took these fabrics and turned them into a pretty Christmas quilt.  

Today I worked a bit on a shop sample of my Sweet and Simple pattern - the wintery blues are so pretty!   I can't wait to finish this one to show you!

I'm hoping to get some sewing time tomorrow in between cooking chores - and looking forward to my usual black friday sewing marathon!  With leftovers to eat and my aversion the crazy shopping crowds, it's a good day to stay in and stitch my day away.  Hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving and find some time to enjoy the holiday your way!


Susan said...

I have not seen a T-shirt quilt made like that. I think that probably made it easier to make it smaller. I have an aversion to the crazy shopping crowds too. And with the cold, rainy-snowy weather, I would rather stay inside too. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Quilting Gail said...

So glad to hear that you're gradually getting back to 'normal.' It takes time, so don't be too hard on yourself!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Storm at Sea!!! It's going to be beautiful!!!
I think I like the idea of doing a t-shirt quilt that way!! Will have to keep it in mind!
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, full of awareness of multiple blessings! :-)