How can I possibly say no to someone who opens the conversation with, "We love the quilt so much that we want another for the second son"? Wait, you like it that much?
Well anyway, these shirts are boys' athletic shirts, which are really difficult to work with. You know the kind, right? Thick athletic jerseys meant to last for several years of running, tackling, and jumping in water, mud and grass.
Some of the tee-shirts are almost as bad. Some have that thick screen printing paint that shreds thread and dulls needles. It's a mess. And don't think that you can hand quilt it. I've tried. It's like trying to stick a needle through a rubber tire. No way.
But for all the complaining, I did get every shirt cut out and organized (hence, a finish) and even have sewn a few. The quilt top should be ready for the long-arm in a few days. Well, that assumes that I'll get more sewing done.
Have you noticed that I have a small piece of paper pinned to some of the shirts? You can't read them, but each one is important to put the shirts together when designing the top. The paper has the size of the block, where on the top it should go, and anything else I need to remember. Having these notes makes makes the whole process much easier.
And finally, we had a beautiful sunset tonight. I happened to be walking from the studio at dusk and noticed the sky. The weather was perfectly gorgeous all day, but we expect a serious storm around 3 a.m. so the sky is getting ready.
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