Monday, October 10, 2011

T-Shirt Quilt Chronicle Part III: Math Challenges

I'm back on track with the T-Shirt Quilt.

I stalled out on the T-Shirt Quilt because of math...addition and multiplication to be exact.  When figuring out how much interfacing I needed to back the t-shirt blocks, I calculated three yards.  Confident me then purchased three yards at Joann's and began cutting - did not take long for me to realized that I did not have enough.  (Six was the required amount.)

I was vexed.   (Vexed is a favorite word of mine which I hardly ever use out loud - who remembers Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus in Gladiator (2000) say "It vexes me.  I am terribly vexed"?)

I finally purchased the remainder three yards this past week and got the wheels going again on this project.  All t-shirt blocks are now backed with interfacing and I purchased the correct amount of Kona Light Grey to fill in the checkerboard pattern I'm going for.
T-Shirt Quilt - not sewed up yet
Now awaiting my cousin to choose a backing fabric.  Because her son attended East Carolina University I suggested this:

Enjoy your Monday...


  1. Great you are back at it - how is it going to be quilted? I love the gray with the blocks. btw, you have 57(!) followers now - yahoo! ;-)

  2. I like the layout you've chosen for the t-shirt quilt. All the shirts I have planned for my t-shirt quilt are still in a pile, because I've been vexed over the layout. Block size, sashing, no sashing? Very vexing. Hmm, Halloween is just around the corner. Should we go as vexed vixens?

    (that is a great word, and should be used more often)

  3. It's back! I think the grey checkerboard looks fabulous. Balances out the purple nicely, I think! Somehow, I've never seen Gladiator, but I do like that word!