"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says...."Oh crap! She's up!" Unknown

Friday, March 18, 2016

Working the Puzzle

I've made a few t-shirt quilts over the years
and making them is like putting a puzzle together to me.
After stablizing the t-shirts,
I cut them out and make sure they are in even measurements.

Then the fun begins.



Out comes the graph paper to design the quilt.
The "shirts" are drawn onto the graph paper
and then I play with the sashing measurements to fill in the gaps.


This quilt is more symetrical than I usually make them,
but I'm not using as many t-shirts.


Two of the three sections have been sewn together in this photo.
 

The third section is waiting for one more piece to be cut
and then this one will be sewn together and added to the others.

Making t-shirt quilts is not my favorite thing to do,
but I like the challenge of making the pieces fit together.




I do have a finished pair of socks to share today, too.


Until I posted this photo,
I did not realize that I must have had two different
dye lots of yarn for these socks.
They are quite different from each other,
but once they are on feet...
who cares!!

 

This is the beginning of my next sock.
I'm not wild about the patterning of the yarn,
but will keep working on them to see what happens.

Happy Friday!

10 comments:

straythreads said...

I like your fabric choices for the quilt great socks! have a great weekend

Sara said...

The tshirt quilt is looking GOOD!

Gari in AL said...

I really like your method of making a t-shirt quilt. I have never but I think I will give this a try. Thanks

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your T-Quilt is looking good!! I've got one in the works, too. Just a bit behind you in the process. Good luck with the finishing!!

Sharon Massena said...

I love the socks with different dye lots. They will be fun to wear, so enjoy!

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those socks! Those are my colors.

Your T-shirt quilt looks wonderful. Great job in the designing.

Vicki in MN said...

I am really really liking the tshirt quilt-it's gonna be super!! I will have to find the pic and send you of the one and only I did which was for our son when he was in college. Of course the socks are gorgeous-ha I didn't even notice the difference until I read what you wrote!

Lara B. said...

You are doing a terrific job with those t-shirts Ramona! That is definitely not and easy thing to do and have it look so good.
Love your socks! Did you know that the younger crowd up here actually won't wear matching socks? So yours are in style!

Dar said...

I like what you are doing with the t-shirt quilt. I have done several and each one was approached differently. The way you are doing this one is the most fun and I think original. You will have to wear sunglasses with those green socks!! Cute Cute.

Monica said...

That's a really good looking t shirt quilt, Ramona. I think it will be snapped up!

Thanks for your comment on my blog Lakeview Stitching the other day. I'm sorry I didn't reply right away -- I didn't get the notification! I think it's due to your AOL email address. Anyway, thanks! And happy stitching!