Monday, December 29, 2008

The Quilting Bee

To the four people who actually read my blog.....welcome!

I have been working on my quilt for the last five days about 6-8 hours a day.  I am bound and determined to finish my t-shirt quilt before I go back to school on the 5th.  Let me walk you through my journey. 

This is Courtney cutting out her shirts. This is the first step after you choose your shirts. You need 25 14x14 in squares.  This square will be made up of 4 7x7 squares. I am teaching Court how to make hers while I'm working on mine. 

Once you finish cutting the squares, you need to create a layout.  Thank goodness for my large bedroom and a digital camera to help with that. 

Once you have the layout, it's time to start sewing.  You sew a strip of fabric on the bottom and right sides of each square. Then you assemble the squares into columns.  Here is a pic of my first two columns.  

Everything is more complicated with a cat who wants to be in the middle of everything. Thanks Henry!

I will keep you posted as I work on it more and more.  


becky said...

Adorable quilt. Adorable cat. Treasured niece.
Love, Becky

Brenda and Steve said...

I love the quilt. You are so talented and blessed with many gifts from God. Keep up the fabulous sewing. Love and Hugs, Mom

"B" said...

Your project is interesting and the quilt is so meaningful with each shirt having a special story.
Love you, B