Picture a rainy Saturday afternoon; most people would like to be curled up on the couch, watching movies, relaxing, reading a book, but not I! I spent the entirety of my Saturday cutting t-shirts and interfacing, ironing interfacing onto shirts and then cutting said shirts into 16×16 inch squares. This process was incredibly draining, tedious, and frustrating. I must say that although incredibly time-consuming, once a rhythm was established, it became a much easier task. I will also admit that I definitely enlisted some help this time around as the task would have taken probably double if I have stubbornly admitted to tackling the task all by myself. My mom came to the rescue, helping me iron the
interfacing, while I sat and cut the shirts into the appropriate sizes. It was actually enjoyable with her help as I got to catch up with my mom and be productive at the same time. She was very helpful, and I would honestly has been a great resource up to this point! It’s been a rather smooth process.
Once I finished cutting out all 30 shirts, I began the real fun part! Organizing and laying out my pieces. I was so excited to finally have an image in my head of what it will look like as a finished product! I laid them all out and then began moving the squares around until I finally settled on my placement. I may still change a couple of pieces but overall, I like it! What do you guys think?? Any suggestions!? My goal was to spread out the brighter coloured ones as well as make sure I had at least one white, black and grey one in a row or in an area so it doesn’t look too dark.
In the process, I ended up kicking out a couple of shirts and replacing them with shirts I either forgot to cut and really wanted on the quilt, or one shirt that is very awkward to cut, so alas I will need to cut and iron three more shirts! I will end up actually cutting it at the side (under the arm) of the shirt, and placing a patch of the front of the shirt in the middle of the square.
My next task will be buying the flannel of choice for the squares and the backing! I will probably need to make a trip to Regina to buy the flannel as Moose Jaw only has one store, Quilter’s Haven and I’m not sure on the amount of options they will carry and I will not have time to order some online. Fabricland perhaps? Does anyone know any other places to buy fabric in Regina?