May 30, 2013

The Quilt

While I was wasting time on Pinterest one afternoon I found a few patterns for a t-shirt quilt.  I didn't really like any of the patterns but I thought that it would be a great idea for a gift for Fred when he graduated.  I took my time coming up with my own pattern and trying to figure out all the details.  This would be the largest sewing project I have taken on and I was very nervous about it.  I gathered up all of Fred's t-shirts that he had gotten during school and started cutting away.  This was so time consuming and I really only had during Blaiden's nap to work on it so it was taking a while.  I was about 3/4 of the way done cutting when Fred walked in on me working and figured everything out.  I was a little disappointed because I wanted it to be a surprise but this gave me the freedom to also work on it at night after Blaiden went to bed. 

It was so much work but I am so happy with the final product.  It turned out a little larger then I thought (my math was a little off).  In the end I had to take it to Missouri without the hem finished but I'm okay with that now knowing how much work I actually did get done.  I will finish it, hopefully before winter. 

 This is the last picture I have of the quilt, before the batting, tying, and hem, but you get the idea.
It is taking up almost the entire dining room.

1 comment: