Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Harley quilt progress

Yesterday I tried to spend any free time working on the Harley quilt and I got four shirts quilted. It takes me at least an hour and 15 minutes do quilt a shirt that has a lot of lettering on it. I have to slow down to trace around the lettering. I have seen t-shirt quilts quilted where they are done in an overall quilting pattern, but I like to quilt around the lettering and motifs. I took a picture of the back of the orange shirt. I know it is hard to see the stitching because of the printed background, but you will get a bit of an idea of what the quilting looks like. I also got the Italia shirt quilted.

The rest of the shirts I quilted yesterday

I am now 25.5% done with the quilting. It is going fast!

Here is the picture I promised you of the items Uncle Frank has made me.

Instead of using the quilt I gave him, he wants to display it behind and above their bed. So yesterday he designed a quilt holder. He sent me the design and asked me what I thought. He then asked me what color of stain I wanted mine in; yes, he is making me one! What an unexpected surprise!

Yesterday we got some biblical rain and wind. I mean it just poured for about a half an hour. Guess who could not mow grass last night? We are suppose to get rain this afternoon. The grass is getting tall and since rain is forecasted for today, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday it is going to get taller!

I got an email yesterday that they are extending the submission deadline for the High Art aka Akron Art Prize from the 10th to the 17th. Why? Because of the 4th of July and many inquiries. The email didn't say when the acceptance emails will be sent. I am guessing not until the 24th. I will have to turn my piece in August 14 so I still need to get more stitching done on it in case it gets accepted into the show.


Vicki W said...

You have an awesome uncle!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That is some beautiful wood work. Lucky you to be the recipient of it.

Kaja said...

Beautiful wood work! I like his design for the quilt hanger too.