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Monday, June 9, 2014

DWM: all set (almost)

 I have been muttering about the two t-shirt quilts I *have* to make.  They are on behalf of the ZB Run Squad which coordinates six 5k run/walk events.  Each run benefits a community agency, two of which I'm involved with (the library and the Coalition for Healthy Communities). The library's assistant director is on the Run Squad steering committee. Last year she said that they were brainstorming ways to encourage people to participate in all six races.  I suggested a raffle for a t-shirt quilt and the committe took me up on the idea.  People bought tickets at each run in 2013 and the winner was announced at the final run of the year. 

Heretofore I have made one t-shirt quilt.  It took me months. (Here is the finished product.)  Because of that experience I approached the Run Squad quilt with trepidation.  Then I had double trepidation because the steering committee asked if I'd make a second quilt as a surprise for one of the members who devotes a lot of time to the committee. 

I've had the t-shirts for months. The 2014 run season is in full swing. This week I got going.
I abandoned all thought of fancy sashing. Lime green is indeed a neutral, as the folks at Quilt Country say.  The flimsy on the left is for the committee member (a woman).   It's half-basted as I write this post. I'm using a bright print sheet [$3 at Salvation Army] for the back.  The flimsy on the right is for the raffle winner (a man).  He had more t-shirts so his quilt will be larger. I ran out of sashing fabric and I don't have any other lime greens that will suit. (Trust me, I searched--I have lots of FQs but I want WOF strips). This particular lime is at Hobby Lobby and I will go there today. 


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8 comments:

  1. The lime really works with those T-shirts. Good luck on getting them both all finished up.

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  2. I love the lime green as sashing! It really makes the shirt designs stand out. I'm going to have to remember that Lime green is a neutral. :)

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  3. I think you've done a fine job of both. Love the lime green!!

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  4. Lime, a neutral -- ha ha! Now, hot pink ... Seriously, I admire anyone who tackles a T-shirt quilt. Yours look great!

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  5. I know exactly why you procrastinated -- I've made two t-shirt quilts and they're not fun to do with all the fusing and the sewing knits to wovens.

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  6. Great job! Love the lime neutral!

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  7. That lime definitely goes with the t shirts. I would be going out to buy the exact fabric if available too. You are really almost finished with the hardest part. Although quilting these isn't all that fun either. But the end results are looking great.

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  8. Love your Quilts. I agree - Lime is a total neutral!

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