Thanks Jake for making me this pretty image:D We were all happy when this was finally finished:D It feels amazing powerful enlightening relieving joyful Like sumiting a giant mountain…a mountain of fabric:D When something this monolithic gets complete:D THanks Jake and Kiddos and family and friends for all the love and encouragement that got this thing to the pinnacle:D
So no matter how much measuring and cutting I do, the cutting and measuring keeps showing up for more:D So in this step Im realizing how many shirts there actually are and im trying to shrink them so that they can all fit into one giant gorgeous inspiring (because shes inspiring…most of these are race shirts):D Love my little energizer bunny couzins:D
The stabilizer. Here we see the backing being stabilized. and in the back on the table are the newly trimmed and Polloned shirt designs:D This is kind of a boring pic but Its the only one I have to remind me of the ironing that Liz did for me haha:D THankyou LIZ!!!
Melo also helped… me watch movies. Look you can see the Christmas pants in progress right there too haha:D Oh and theres the stacks of pelloned shirts again:D Hooray for an amazing sewing room. Its totaly amazing to be able to leave my mess always:D
LOOOOOOK!!!! They are all together!! its the top!!:D haha:D I would like to take this moment to thank my Mom and my God and My husband…and my agent who will show up someday and make all this worth it hahah jkjk:D This picture actually made it all worth it:D Hooray:D
Oh yeah the back. Isnt it crazy and pretty and stubbornly didnt want to lay strait. Tshirt material is so hard to really stabilize and sew together without streatching it. This is the best I could do. This was actually the easiest part of the whole thing:D Just sewed it all into one strip and then cut it in half and sewed it together again and so on. Its a really fun way to make a strip blanket too:D Just random easy peasyness:D
I got a little fancy with the quilting on a couple of sqares:D I love the washable crayola markers for drawing my designs. Im not expert enough yet to just go free hand…but ill get there:D and I needed one more shot of that roll of hundreds of little 2.5 inch squares that I used for the binding. The whole quilt is totally made of Jo’s shirts:D I impress mysef sometimes haha.