Saturday, January 28, 2012

You know how it is when you have loads to do?

And you find yourself in an activity that has nothing to do with what needs actually doing?

1/27/12: My shirts.

1/27/12: The kids' shirts

That's what I did the last 2 weeks. How did that help get the house ready for sale? Not. At. All. But it's been on my "Bucket List" for years, and now the tshirt quilt is done. I don't quilt. Using so many different fabrics was a pain. None of the seams are remotely even. I used my mom's 1979 Singer machine which is a trip and a half. The top is a collection of my shirts, the bottom is a collection of the kids' shirts; they are from places we've lived and visited. All but the Poland one, which was from a trip my folks took with my grandmother. The plan had been to meet them in Poland, all the reservations were in place, when we curtailed from Togo and the trip fell through. Obviously the shirt is there anyway.

I have more shirts from the kids, but not enough for a double sided quilt. So until then, into the tshirt bucket they go and it'll probably be another 5 years before the 1979 machine comes out.


  1. Wonderful! I should do this with all of Nick's t-shirts that came out of storage.

  2. This is awesome. I've got tons of Laura's shirts saved that I'll do something similar with someday. I really wish I'd saved all of my T-shirts from college, especially after a friend's mom made her an amazing quilt from all of hers.

  3. It takes a couple weeks (if you don't know what you're doing, like me). But then it's finally done..

  4. That is really awesome!! I love it! And cotton t-shirt material as a blanket... oh the comforting softness! Great job :) !