Wednesday, April 4, 2018

April One Monthly Goal

Here it is time to select a new goal.  This one is pretty much a no-brainer for me.  I need to have this quilt completed by May -- so why not add the pressure of OMG to it too.  Hum, that sounds weird.  But I do need to get this done even though I'll be out of town for half a week and we're almost a week into April.  So here it is: 
I started this quilt in early February.  This collection of t shirts came from Marlene. (Thanks Marlene for letting me share pictures with everyone.) It took me way too long to get them trimmed and backed and trimmed again. At the beginning of April the left large column and the middle large column were sewn together. My goal is to finish sewing the top together, quilt it and bind it. 

Truth be told over the weekend and Tuesday I've been working on it.  So the top is done.  Now it's time to sew the backing together and load it on Ruthie 2.  I know the pattern my customer wants but must consult on the thread color.  I'm thinking a nice crimson!  (Hey it goes with the whole Alabama mystic.)  I've had fun working on this great set of T shirts. But I'm ready to finish it off.

I'm linking up at Elm Street Quilt with the goal setting link-up.  And then I'm off to a quilting afternoon with friends. (I'll be working on Jamestown Landing -- specifically the string blocks.) 

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 


  1. Nice! I enjoyed reading the shirts. I wish I'd kept shirts from the schools where I attended and taught to do something like this.

  2. Hi, Bonnie. Do you sew the shirts to each other without any sashing? Do you use a regular machine or a serger? Any trouble with it stretching when you put it on Ruthie? I do use woven stabilizer on them, but have always sashed them. Yours looks great - an idea if I can make it work. Any suggestions are very helpful.

  3. I've made many t-shirt quilt tops, but none so red! Looks great. :-)

  4. That is definitely one bold set of T-shirts. Sounds like you are well on your way to a finish.

  5. Very nice. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.


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