Wednesday, August 18, 2010
On my wall I have fabric and t-shirts. I am making a t-shirt quilt for a friend. It has been on my mind for awhile. We went shopping for fabric and she picked out this as background, and this red for a small accent border
The challenge? She wants a full size quilt. These t-shirts are size small. They were all selected with a places theme, so these are the only shirts she wants in her quilt. Though I like the background, I am concerned about wide expanses of background with 7 shirts floating on top. I have looked at additional fabric, but I haven't bought anything. My friend lives across the country from me and I could send her pictures and get approval.
I think I will make some rows of squares on point or flying geese ... something to connect the t-shirts.
I am pondering using some of the extra t-shirt material (backed with fusible interfacing) to make these connecting rows. I think that would spread the t-shirt fabric throughout the top and I wouldn't be adding fabrics that she hadn't selected.
I have these on my wall so I can contemplate the quilt. I am binding my scrap quilt and hopefully as I work on that I will get inspired on the design for this quilt. Hopefully, I will have pictures of my progress this weekend