But it's time crunch time on a quilt I've been procrastinating on, mainly because of lack of space to sew on a big quilt in the RV....There's a terrific sewing room here at Palm Creek and tons of room to spread out quilts and projects. Pickleball has kept me busy, but now it's time to get rollin' on this tee shirt quilt for a friend of my daughter, Kelly. I volunteered to make it, not exactly sure how I was going to make it, but I had a general idea... Since the tee shirts had all different sizes of logos, it was too difficult to try and make them all the same size and put borders on each square, which is kind of the traditional way to assemble a quilt. So I cut off the sleeves and split the shirts up the sides, and then cut the logos into squares. Some of the tees had smaller logos on the back or on a sleeve, so I cut some of those to save and use on the quilt. Then I am appliqueing them onto the surface of the fabric using a buttonhole stitch.
|in rough form up on the quilt wall|
|Sparky, the serious sewer|
There's a lady in the sewing room who has been working on a landscape quilt for weeks...Her name is Cheryl Pratt....she's been working on a grist mill original quilt--not from a pattern, but from a PHOTO. Here is her quilt--she's putting on the finishing touches and getting ready to put on the back:
Cheryl Pratt's Fiber Art.....amazing stuff and a very talented fiber artist! It looks like we are going to do one last road trip tomorrow to one of the famous missions here in Arizona....see you then.....