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Memory Quilt

So last year around this time, I decided this was the year I was finally going to go all into quilting. I planned a bunch of projects, bought a new sewing machine, watched a bunch of quilting videos, and instead of throwing out The Teen's old t-shirts, I figured, why not make those into a quilt too. People do that. Right?
We proceeded full steam ahead. Interfacing and cutting the t-shirts. I figured it would be a good learning/practice projects we could do together. I came up with a pattern of borders that I could live with because all of her t-shirts were from childhood and so had to be cut quite small. Then, I stopped because I had gotten so invested in this throw-away t-shirt quilt that I didn't want to complete it without a t-shirt commemorating her high school years nor did I want to wait until she was finished with high school to make the quilt. So, I said, we'll wait until you have a t-shirt from the high school you will be attending in the fall. So we did. And here it is, a whole year later. The T-shirt Quilt.

I even made a felt design wall to help with arranging the blocks.

The Teen at first demanded cuddle fleece for the back because if it were up to her everything would be made of cuddle fleece, I guess. I talked her into what I figured would be a more economical choice, just fleece. But then we had to get the Luxe Fleece, so no that economical. THEN, she demanded that it be quilted with batting inside. Somehow, I caved into all the demands. I figured this one would be a good one to try an overall loopy quilting pattern. It's not fabulous, but I think it works. This marks completed quilt # 003!

While the whole quilting thing may have stalled out last year, it's kicked in this year. So we might be seeing a few more FO's in the near future.



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