My #1 focus for February was to get a t-shirt quilt made for good friends. It is made from shirts given at parties over the last 15 years - they host a George Washington Birthday party each year and for many of them have given away Washington themed t-shirts as a door prize. I got the wild idea last fall that I should make them a t-shirt quilt to commemorate the 20th party this year. I sent the word out and a few other people who won shirts sent them to me so I had plenty to make up a lap sized quilt.
|T-shirts prepped, playing with the layout|
I set to work in early February getting each shirt sashed and figuring out how to connect them all together. It gave me a good amount of time in my sewing room, and I was able to pull a bunch of scraps and partial fat quarters to use. I kept with the presidential/ patriotic theme and used fabric with red, white, blue, and gold.
It took me pretty much all of my sewing time in the month to get this quilt made, and I finished it up on Wednesday night before gifting it to them at the 20th party on Saturday night. I couldn't have been more pleased with how it turned out or how happy they were to receive it.
|The quilt is finished!|
|The recipients love it!|
Fabric added this month: 0 yards
Fabric used this month: 3 3/8 yards
Fabric added year to date: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 8 3/8 yards
Hope you had a great month with your stash!