My February goal is to have all of Josh's T-shirts sewn into a quilt top. I've been working on prepping the shirts for a while, and I've been doing lots and lots of pondering. I'm always a little nervous approaching something I haven't done before so I usually end up overthinking it. The first thing I did was watch this You Tube video by Rob Appell from Man Sewing. After that the huge stack of shirts in my first post about this project turned into a small stack after they were deconstructed and trimmed.
Being me, I can't just make a plain old quilt top with shirts side by side by side. It has to be different, not totally conventional. Well, Josh does get some credit for that since he wants some interesting shirts included - two Hawaiian shirts his grandmother made and a sweatshirt that was his grandfather's.
Not being able to leave well enough alone, I also want to use some necklines from the shirts .....
..... as well as this stained and torn shirt.
And for something completely different I want to use some of this mildew stained fabric, too. I know. Really cool, right?
So, now I have a rough layout on my design wall that I'm thinking is looking pretty good. I left space to put the Hawaiian shirts in. I just need to figure out how do that.
I actually have an idea that might just work. If it does I'll show you next time.
2 days ago