Friday, March 13, 2015

Design Floor Friday - {T-shirt} x 2

It's been another busy week in my world.  Not much new going on.  The design floor was empty until late yesterday afternoon.  Now it's filled with Kennedy's T-shirt quilt.

There was MUCH grumbling as I began laying out the blocks.  I finally got them all out and stared at the would-be quilt for a while.  It's looking good, but I wasn't happy with the flow of colors. Unfortunately, I couldn't decide what needed to be moved.

You KNOW that something ALWAYS needs to be moved, right?!?!

Here's what I've come up with, so far:

How does it look to you??

DS1 (who is home on Spring Break) took a look at the layout and said that the blues needed to be separated and there was too much white in the center for good balance.

Hooray!!  You've GOT to love "quilting by committee."  LOL!!

The color distribution is better, but still not "right."

After making the changes that DS1 suggested, I solicited the help of DS2.  He tends to be less critical than DS1 (but still has a good eye.)  He thought that the positioning was fine.  So...

I trimmed up a few more shirts.  It's SO much easier to see how a layout will come together when things are cut to the proper size!  The challenge (for me) comes in with the few shirts that HAVE to remain a larger size to keep the design intact.

Is that REALLY necessary???

It may be.  (I know that I tend to like the design to be kept whole.)  Perhaps, I can "edit out" a portion of those large shirts without compromising the integrity of the design.  I'll have to stare at the quilt a while longer before making that decision.

I wanted to keep working... really, I did.

Unfortunately, by that time I was beginning to feel TERRIBLE!!!  I've been fighting a cold all week and last night I felt sicker than I have been in quite some time.  The sniffling.  The coughing...


What is a sick quilter to do???

It was time to admit defeat!!  So... I headed off to bed.  The family will just have to step over the quilt parts that are scattered all over the floor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :o))

Those quilt parts will remain until I can get to the doctor to see JUST. HOW. SICK. the quilter is.

Until next time...
Be well and keep quilting!!!


  1. Oh, dear. Feel better very soon. I hope that you can heal up over the weekend.

    I've never made a tee shirt quilt. I do have a collection of hand-embroidered dish towels made by my grandmother and I am seriously considering making them into a quilt at some point in the near future.

  2. I hope you are feeling better soon. I'm liking how the t-shirt quilt is turning out.


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