Part 2- Years Bound Together

Sunday Sampler

I’m pleased to present Part 2 of the ‘Years Bound Together‘ project completed by my eldest daughter and myself last Sunday.

We decided on a layout.

The Layout

sorry for being redundant.

Before the clipThis gives you a view of the way the blocks are sewn together.

  • You need 2 equal-sized blocks, 1 front and 1 back. Our back blocks are 100% cotton.
  • It’s important to place each block set with wrong sides together.
  • While sewing, the back sides will be facing right sides together.
  • You’ll have 4 layers of blocks.
  • This results in the seam exposed to the front.
  • This seam is to be clipped carefully. Don’t clip past the stitch or you may have issues after washing.
  • If you do clip past the stitching, go back before washing and give it a little reinforcement with a zig zag stitch or two. No one will see this 🙂finished rag quilt

 

We used some of the odd sizes for the top and bottom border. Some of these border pieces are from polo shirts that were details about past offices held. You could easily use any decorative or plain piece of a t-shirt that would give you a border. Be creative!

front back view rag quilt

Playing around with color editing really brings out the chevron design of the backing. It is Shiny 🙂  Even after washing.

Quote that seems to go with this project: 
Memories are the architecture of our identity. (Author Unknown)

Hope your Father’s Day 2016 is filled with beautiful memories!

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Years Bound Together

Sunday Sampler

  • When your family requests to sew something, you listen.
  • You pull all the stops.
  • You set aside some time.

So is the case this afternoon. While I’m typing, my eldest is fussy-cutting some old t-shirts into blocks for a t-shirt quilt.

Tshirt quilt1

We chose 11 inch diameters and that is not your usual choice. However, 11 is significant to us and so this will make the quilt that much more meaningful for years to come. So 11 it is.

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We’ve even marked the ruler with some masking tape for quicker reference. I recommend this for first time quilters.

Here’s the chevron backing fabric. We’re making this into a rag style t-shirt quilt.

Easy Peasy

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Directional cutting of the chevron fabric squares was left up to me.

More details next Sunday on the completed project.