Well, the T-shirt quilt sample is complete and ready to make its debut at the Sunday Morning Market this weekend. (You can read previous posts on this subject by clicking on "T-shirt quilts" at the bottom of this post)
I was curious how the quilt was going to feel after washing, never having used interfacing before (I used Pellon 906F, if anyone's looking for a recommendation). But it's DELIGHTFULLY soft and cuddly. I used my usual Thermore batting, so it's a lightweight quilt as well.
This T-shirt quilted smoothly and easily
Each block quilted just a little bit differently. I wouldn't have thought that there would be that much difference among cotton T shirts, but there really is.
That lavender gingham on the back is an absolutely ANCIENT piece of fabric that's been hanging around forever. I can't remember where it came from, and I wouldn't swear that it's 100% cotton. I think it found a good home, and it was JUST big enough for this quilt-- no leftovers!
This weekend will be a first for me, since I am actually doing 2 markets. I committed to do Wiregrass this Saturday back in the fall, and then the opportunity to do the Sunday Morning Market came around a few months later. I don't plan on making this a habit but it's ok for this one time. And luckily I was able to take a few services off from orchestra work this weekend, so I won't have 2 market days in a row followed by 2 concert nights in a row (yes, I've done a market during the day and then played a concert the same night. It's possible, but not a lot of fun, to be sure.) I've printed up information sheets and order forms for the T-shirt quilts, so I'm curious to see if there's any interest. And how will Mother's Day impact things? Well, I know 2 things FOR SURE: it's going to be hot. And it's going to be FUN.