Baby Jigsaw and Dive T-shirts
A good friend of ours asked us to make her a quilt from her collection of diving t-shirts. We have never made a t-shirt quilt . . . but thankfully she is not in a hurry for the quilt.
As one might expect, many of the t-shirts have a blueish hue to them. Several of them have designs on the back side of the t-shirt that I would like to incorporate as well. One of the shirts is a sleeveless tank top – the white Shark Rodeo in the front row. I suspect that one will pose a bit of a problem.
Our plan is to cut the shirts apart with plenty of extra fabric surrounding the designs. Once we can get dimensions for each of the designs, it will be much easier to plan a layout. Last year at the Nancy’s Notions sale, we picked up a bottle of Terial Magic just for the purpose of making a t-shirt quilt. The Terial Magic replaces the interfacing that is usually ironed on the back to keep the fabric stable. We will definitely plan for a sashing around all the different t-shirt squares, perhaps in navy or some other shade of blue.
Baby Jigsaw Quilt
I started working on one of the big items on our UFO list for 2018. That is the baby quilt size Jigsaw quilt. We had laid out all the squares and pinned on the little light bulb-shaped jigsaw pieces. The next step is to appliqué all of the separate pieces on to each square. I was able to start on that in between working on the Postcard HSTs.
Here’s what they looked like in August when I first shared information about this project. It hasn’t moved much beyond this other than the squares have been stacked in a cute basket. I am on a mission to get this finished sooner than later and off the UFO list in the first half of 2018.
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