Finally, it's time to get going on this T-Shirt Quilt. Sometimes it takes me a while to work my way up to it when I'm starting a new project and it's something I haven't done before. Don't get me wrong. I'm really excited about making my first (First? Does that mean more will follow??) T-shirt Quilt.
The first step was figuring out which of the 33 (!!!!!) shirts Josh wants me to include in his quilt. Actually, there are 30 T-shirts, 1 sweatshirt, and 2 Hawaiian shirts.
Because we don't live near each other we went through the shirts by text message. I sent one photo at a time and he decided whether to "Keep" or "Get Rid Of" it. It wasn't until we were almost finished going through all those shirts that I realized it would have been easier to just Face Time. Next time, right? In order to keep it all straight and not toss out a shirt by mistake, I immediately pinned a "Keep" tag on each of the keepers.
I put most of the "get rid of" shirts into a bag to take to the thrift store.
Two poor shirts with lots of puff paints on them went straight into the trash.
I think they were from elementary school, and I was secretly glad he didn't want to use them. I just wasn't sure about those puff paints!
Surprise, surprise! The "Keep" pile was a lot bigger than the "Get Rid Of" pile!
I have enough stabilizer to get started, so now I can really get going. I had to trim one of them just so I could feel like this journey has begun.
Let the fun begin!
I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Check it out! There a lot of great quilt projects to read about.