Friday, May 20, 2022

Marathon Quilt Finish

After recovering from the marathon painting and cleaning session over the weekend, I got borders done and moved to sandwiching the quilt.  

My standard quilting of 4" squares on point, allowing the t-shirts to be the focus, was wrapped up Thursday morning... leaving just the binding for the afternoon.  Easy, peasy!

But before I could do the binding I had a little job to do... I left myself a little note on my Babylock Lyric, to remind me that I needed to do a cleaning before I continued sewing anything!  

Well, okay then!  At least I was polite and said "please."  LOL!

I am waiting for label info from Mom & Dad, but once that is done it will be washed and dried and ready for a "formal" photo shoot.  I'm thinking I need to find a track... it just seems fitting! 😉  Finished size is approximately 70" x 90".

Here are a few more close up views.  

We were supposed to be going camping over the weekend, but there is a cold front coming through that has messed up our plans... There is actually a chance of snow!

And THIS is why I haven't planted any flowers. Ok, I'll be honest... I don't plant flowers because I don't like weeding. The truth is out. The few flower beds that I have are low maintenance. I do, however, have some seed for herbs that I want to get in the ground. I may do that quickly this afternoon before the rain/snow starts and then go hide in my studio.

With this finish it means that I have the entire weekend free to play and create and I have some fun ideas... 

I'll be playing with some hexagons to sew one final block for our March trip to Texas/Louisiana. I hope it all works out as well as the plan in my head says it will! It was another of my quilting in my sleep ideas, so fingers crossed, I will have a really great idea to share next week!

Roseanne over at Home Sewn By Us has had a journal cover on her to-do list for a few weeks and I kept thinking... "I should do this too!"  I will soon be in need of a new sketch journal so I gathered up several partially used composition notebooks and am ready for the project with some  fun ideas for the covers.

What are YOUR plans for the weekend?  

I certainly hope so!  Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you. 💗

Make the world a brighter place!  Go Create!


Linking with:

Off The Wall Friday with Nina Marie
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Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
Sunday Stash at QuiltPaintCreate
Scrap Happy Saturday at Super Scrappy
Patchwork & Quilts at The Quilting Patch


  1. Hi Melva! I love that yellow and black border on the t-shirt quilt! I can't wait to see the formal photo shoot to get a better look at that. It reminds me of a city skyline. I spy the composition notebooks - you've got a fun and colorful assortment of them. Much better than my boring black ones! I do have one journal cover done without anything on the front as decoration. I didn't want to cover up the pretty fabric! HAHA! Have fun playing this weekend and I hope no snow heads your way. That's nuts! Thanks for linking up today at TGIFF. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. You are so good at those Tshirt quilts, I hope you enjoy making them! Have a great sewing weekend. I heard there was snow in the Rockies, did it reach you?

  3. What a great finish!!!! GO you!!
    and right? I don't like weeding either - hubby plants a huge garden and my little help there is all I need haha!

  4. Wow, this T-shirt quilt is wonderful! Bright and so beautiful, you did an amazing job here. Lovely binding too, I can't wait to see the formal photo shoot ;)
    Thank you for sharing, and linking up!

  5. Your T-Shirt quilt looks beautiful and how neat that you found a quilting design that highlights the shirts! Looking forward to your new idea!