Michael Miller Challenge and T-shirt quilt

I am slowly getting back into gear, my brain is no longer in the Caribbean. I finished one repeat sewing project and I have the Michael Miller Challenge and T-shirt quilt going on right now.  Want to see? I am glad because I want to show you.

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On a whim, at the last minute, I signed up for the Michael Miller Challenge. It surprised me also! Then I promptly forgot about it.

These six fabrics arrived in the mail. Oh yes, I remembered then.

Basically I can make whatever I want to make and can use any other Michael Miller fabric or any solid.

More to roam around in my head but less pressure. I don’t expect to win heck, I may not even finish by June 23rd. Who knows? Isn’t that tsq c re 1freeing?

I then decided that it was time to do something about this pile of T-shirts.

You may have noticed that they are all orange and blue. That’s because they are my husband’s old shirts and he like the Chicago Bears, the Illini and the Denver Broncos.

I made my son in law a t-shirt quilt last fall and promised one for Cliff. It’s time to deliver on that promise! I cut them all up, ironed on the knit tsq c re 2interfacing and put them on my design wall with the fabric I had bought in at Modern Domestic  and  Bolt in Portland and Crimson Tate in Indianapolis.

I have them all draped up there. I have to chose sashing, border, etc. and then use the rest to create a fun modern back. I can tell that my head is engaged as I had a fabric dream last night.

Having a new project to work on makes even my dreams happy. I hope I’m not the only one who dreams about sewing and fabric! Tell me your best ones, OK? Then I will feel like I’m not the only one!

Sew happy!

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I have a four part step by step tutorial on how to make a T-shirt quilt. You can see them by clicking here.

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