Friday, January 8, 2021

T-shirt quilt backing and UFO

I found a piece of backing big enough for the t-shirt quilt. It was the standard off white so I decided to dye it. I was leary of trying to make it a light blue. I thought that if I tried that it would turn out a green since the off white fabric had a yellow cast to it. So I dyed it yellow with a touch of red to get a pale cheddar color since there is cheddar in the top. I am happy with the color. The color in the picture is off, but it was the best I could get.
So while the fabric sat in the dye bath and went thru the wash and dry cycle, I worked on quilting the wall hanging I started when I went to QuiltCon in 2015. I have had this pin basted for a while and it is time to get this UFO done!
At the end of the workshop with the Gee's Bend quilters, we could get our picture taken with the ladies. I asked them to sign my piece; I had brought a black Sharpie just for that reason. They looked at me as asked if I was sure I want them to write on my piece. I said yes! They said that I was the first person that had ever asked them to do that so they were quite surprised, but were happy to do it. I didn't asked for them to date it, but I am glad two of the ladies did!
My goal this weekend is to continue to quilt the GB piece and get the t-shirt quilt pin basted.


Pauline Michaud said...

Nice projects for the weekend. I've got lots to do in longarm quilting studio tomorrow.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It won't take long to quilt that quilt compared to the monster size one you did in December.

Vicki W said...

So cool that you got that quilt signed!

swooze said...

Nice! I’m digging out the old unfinished this year.

Kaja said...

I like your Gees Bend piece a lot, and how clever of you to think of asking them to sign it! Are you mixing your own dyes for your backing fabric?