After striking on an inspiration for a design for the TShirt quilt I was commissioned to work on last week, I had much more interest in finally getting all the shirts cut up and interfacing ironed down. First stroke of good luck: one bolt of interfacing (I used Pellon 906) was the perfect amount! I have about a yard left from the bolt along with assorted odds and ends.
Second stroke of good luck: I was able to thematically group the TShirt blocks together into 5 “missing man” formations.
Third stroke of good luck: even the pocket art grouped together just as well. I do have 2 left over panels that did not work into the mix, but overall, I am really pleased with how it is coming along.
As a quick recap, these TShirts are all related to or reminders of my client’s pilot friends who have “gone west” (passed away). And here is a link to Wikipedia if you are interested in learning more about what a missing man formation is all about.
I will be spending time over Thanksgiving doing some quilty math and coming up with a plan to put all of this together into a quilt top. Do you have sewing / quilting plans for your holiday or do you plan on enjoying the company of family and staying out of your sewing room?