And just so I wouldn't have long treks to my studio to do all the cutting and sewing, I set up a cutting, pressing, and sewing station in the kitchen.
Walking through that doorway, takes me to the living room, where all the layouts are covered when not being worked on. See why?
So, a bit of the back story about this project. These shirts belonged to a gentleman who competed in a lot of swimming events. When my friend (his wife) gave me the t-shirts,
half of them were fused. I finished up the fusing, then trimmed to dimensions that fit the design on the shirt. All of the large pieces are random dimensions, with the little squares cut into three uniformly sized groups. I was also given black fabric for the sashing, but wanted to add some blue to liven things up. In my stash, I had a perfect blue that looks like water shimmers, and works so well with the black. Adds the punch without detracting from the t-shirt blocks.
And it's carrying on the water theme. How awesome is that??
Now for progress pictures. This is the layout for T1
Here's T2, with the layout first
Do you get the feeling of water running through the quilt, or looking into a pool and seeing the black lane markers?
and the T3 progress.
I've found the T-Shirt Quilt book inspirational,
giving me ideas to make these awesome quilts. Check it out if a t-shirt quilt is in your future.
And for all of you who entered the giveaway, I'll be posting the winner on Wednesday, May 13. Thanks again for visiting!
Have a great day quilting! I know I will!
so I really didn't have to cook!