Hello, and welcome to my world
Hi! I'm the Greenmonstr, and this is my blog. I'm new to the blogging thing - a recent birthday ending in "0" has inspired me to try something new, and this is it! My plan is to post at least once a week.
Currently I am working on a T-shirt quilt (my first - that ending-in-zero birthday again!). I had saved some T-shirts from my son's years playing soccer, which I am using to make this quilt. There were only eight shirts, though, so I had to come up with a ninth block. One of my favorite pictures of my son is the "formal" picture with him in his T-shirt, holding the ball, at 7 years old. He just looks so confident and comfortable, not to mention adorable with his gappy teeth. It turns out the photo package I had purchased then (13 years ago...how did that happen?) also contained some baseball card-style photos along with statistics that I gave to them to put on the back, so I am including his vital statistics along with his picture in the center block.
One thing I've learned already is that it takes longer than I expected to interface the T-shirts so they wouldn't stretch too much while I was stitching. That was a little discouraging because my son went through a dragon T-shirt phase as a kid where all his shirts had to have an Asian-style dragon on them, and I saved A LOT of those, far more than eight, to make a T-shirt quilt from also. I guess when the time comes I'll do a few at a time.
Anyway, now that the center block pictures are printed, I can get going on putting it together. If anyone has any tips they can share about the actual quilting of the T-shirt areas, that would be helpful. I was planning to meander across the entire top but I am a little worried about whether the texture of the T-shirts will be a problem.
Time for me to get back to the wife and mother thing - a hungry family awaits!