Life as a Greenmonstr

Quilting and Other Facts of Life

A quilt finished, another begun

I finished the T-shirt quilt I was making that had my son's picture in the center with his soccer T-shirts surrounding it.  The back was fleece with soccer balls all over it.  I was going to post a picture of it, but I realized all the shirts have our town name in pretty big letters and I prefer to keep that kind of information private.  It was certainly an educational experience.  It was the first time I had used the printable fabric, and the first time I had used T-shirts in a quilt.   Here are the label contents:

Chris played soccer every spring and fall from the time he was 4 until he was 11.  These are some of the shirts he wore during those years.  In the picture, he is wearing one of the shirts in the quilt.  This is one of my favorite pictures of Chris.  I always enjoyed going to the games, sitting in my lawn chair, drinking a soda and cheering him on.  He was quite good, and for the first several years he was noticeably taller and bigger than the other kids on the team, so he was easy to spot on the field!  Chris is 19 now, almost 20.  I have great memories of watching him play.  I hope he will have the same experience with his own kids someday. 

I'm pretty happy with it.  The photo fabric is interesting.  It gives a vintage-y quality to the photo that is pretty cool.

My sewing machine came back from the shop and they said they didn't find anything wrong with it.  Maybe it just needed to be fully unplugged for a while...like a computer, maybe the trickle of power coming from the plug caused it not to forget whatever was bugging it.  I did notice that the presser foot looks crooked in relation to the feed dogs, though.  There is another repair shop near us and I may try taking it there to have that looked at.  What a pain.

In the meantime, I have started another NICU quilt.  I had a charm pack which had lots of bright colors and flowers on it, so I made a top that is 5 x 6 squares with a 2-1/2 inch border.  I have another one in mind as well but one thing at a time!  I will post pics of them when I am finished, and by then it will be time for the next installment of the McCall's Quilting mystery quilt, the final part!

Comments

Spudgrandma said:

WTG on finishing your quilt. I look forward to Pics of your NICU quilts, we have two grandbabies who are NICU graduates. The quilts they were wrapped in while there were wonderful.

# February 29, 2012 11:11 PM