Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Quilt
I have been asked to make a quilt for
I will be using commemorative shirts to construct the quilt.
This quilt is being donated to the foundation
by several local families.
It will be auctioned off at one of their affairs in March.
On Tuesday February 1,
I was given this stack of shirts to use
in constructing the quilt.
With great graphic logos
The deadline for this quilt is February 28
It is a queen size quilt.
So I began cutting apart the shirts,
starting at about noon and stopped to take
inventory about 6 pm (with a few little breaks inbetween).
Above are the shirt backs with logos
Shirt backs without logos, but will be used for fabric.
Extras with possibilities
Shirt fronts with logos
After dinner (thank goodness for left overs).
I decided I needed some direction so I
cut out shapes for the large motifs (like you'd do for funiture
when your decorating a room)
Once I found a pleasing arrangement
I taped them down.
Next I put in the outer border
and began filling in the center.
There will be two borders
the outer most I am thinking will be black and 3 inches wide
Next will be a 6 inch border,
it will house numerous items from the shirts.
This morning (Wed), more cutting,
prepare the element for the top
Large motifs cut to size
Smaller motifs cut and sewing has begun.
A star from a shirt front and strips from a shirt
Star fabric with strips.
These are 6 inch blocks, the 4 together makes a 12 inch
component for the quilt
More small motifs awaiting placement
These 6 inch squares were shoulder pads on the shirts
they are awaiting placement.
Another component which will be going into the border are the
yokes from the shirts.
That is it for today's post.
I am beginning to cut the fabric into 3 1/2 inch strips
so I can begin making 6 inch four patches for fill blocks
then I can begin constructing the top.
Now I think it is time to shop for some fabric for the
back of the quilt.
Until next time
May God Bless you and keep you.