Thursday, December 22, 2016

Helping Dear Daughter

You'd think that after working on quilts for others for most of this past year, two of which were t-shirt quilts, I really wouldn't willingly agree to one more. Well, when the request comes from your own sweet daughter, yes is always the answer. And happily so, I might add. *smile*

Erin's sister-in-law is a high school senior, active in everything. Part of that ultra-activity is a t-shirt for each occasion or event. Erin, along with assistance from her m-i-l, decided a quilt was called for. I am hoping that Erin will eventually write a blog about gifting this quilt, but for now I can share a few choice pictures from our recent day of stitching. We completed the entire quilt top in one long Saturday session; we began with shirts still uncut and finished with all but the last two borders (measuring issues).

Erin cuts out each shirt panel - 15" square.

She presses on the fusible interfacing.

Sewing a row together.

Pausing for a photo op.

A "queen" with her sash and a silver star crown.
So we had a fun day. With two machines going, we really made fast work of it, and the finished quilt top looks really good. Erin chose two flannels for the complementing fabrics - a plaid for the cornerstones and backing; a solid navy for the sashing and borders.

Because the quilt will not be quilted in time for Christmas, we made two pillow cases out of the flannels and a couple of shirt parts. Here's how they look; and they are finished, so Christmas will be complete!

Won't these be wonderful for the long cold winter nights ahead?

Happy Quilting, Friends!

2 comments:

Carol S. said...

That sounds like such fun to spend the sewing with your daughter making a quilt!

Jen said...

What a great gift to give! And I know exactly what you mean about the request from your daughter. If my son requests anything sewing related, I drop everything and fulfill his wishes. Especially if he wants to help. :)