Today is a happy, happy day. Jen’s t-shirt quilt is finally finished and I am so happy to check this one off my list and share it with you as my crush for this week.
This has been one difficult project, mostly because of all the added pressure I felt to make sure it turned out okay. When someone has passed and their loved one gives you the responsibility of making a memory quilt let me tell you, it’s a heavy load!
But, all the worrying was for nothing. Jen’s mom made all the decisions and I was there to guide and implement her choices. We worked well together as a team and I really do like the way the shirts seem to float off the background.
I hesitated to start the quilting because I didn’t know how quilting through a decal on a t-shirt would work. Let’s face it – once that needle goes through that decal there is no turning back!
After consulting with several other quilters, I chose to use Superior Threads Mono-Poly thread on the top in a dense meander, a size 14 needle, and King Tut 40# in the bobbin. This combination was magic! After a few tension adjustments I took a deep breath and started quilting.
There was not one breaking thread, and absolutely no problems with the quilting at all. Whew! I almost cried when that last stitch went in, I was that relieved. 🙂
I plan on delivering the quilt to my brother and sister-in-law today and I know they will love it. I hope it helps them in their sorrow in some small way.
While I was out freezing my butt off to get that tree shot (why did I think I needed to do that in such frigid temps?!?), I took this pretty shot of the icicles hanging from the house:
I love all the ridge detail and the way the sun is just starting to hit them. We’re suppose to have a major warm-up today and tomorrow so these will be gone soon. I’m glad I was able to capture this shot.
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