|One of the Memory T-shirt blocks|
|D-boning the first T-shirt|
|D-boned and ready for the PRESS|
|Keeping hands & fingers away from the top of the press |
is a very good thing!
|Let the drying begin!|
|Stacks of D-boned/stabilized t-shirts ready to dry overnight|
Fourth step - the sewing of the sashings and borders:
|Borders and sashings all cut and ready to assemble|
|The sewing begins|
Time for some quick measurements:
|Measurements of each block per row|
|Never thought ALL that math we learned in school would come in handy...|
learn those math facts folks - there isn't a calculator in the world that could take these measurements and determine how to best sash out each t-shirt block!
|Determining 'which t-shirt goes where' can take a bit of time - |
kind of like putting together a FUN puzzle
|All ready for final borders and the ultimate FUN...freehand quilting!|
Please Note: we've had some questions about this quilting design - this entire quilting design is hand-guided freehand style quilting w/NO computer driven quilting applied to any part of this quilt...'Miss Betty' and my favorite type of quilting...Thanks for asking!
Time to get back to quilting for the final reveal:
|ALL ready for quilting|
|Close-up of the pieced back - I always enjoy flipping the quilt over to see the backs ;-)|
The final recipient of this T-shirt Memory quilt's Mom, hand-picked each and EVERY one of these coordinating fabrics - including the batiks! They are indeed gorgeous - due to their nature, took almost two hours to freehand quilt each pass...and there were 12 total passes Plus borders ;-).
UPDATE 5-22-2015: Binding!
Check back for updates of the final reveal w/quilting, binding, special embroidered label.
UPDATE 5/24/2015 - QR coded label:
|Special QR coded label that will scan straight to this blog posting w/any tag reader - neat, huh?|
|Stitching out the embroidery label|
And drum roll, Please - the Final reveal:
|ALL finished, ready to make it's final journey to meet the actual owner ;-)|
Continued Success and Good Luck to her as she embarks on the next chapter of her life.