Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Return of Before and After

 It has been ages since I have done a before and after.  Mostly because I forget to the take a picture before I start.  I had just started tearing everything out of this cabinet in the laundry room when I remembered to go and grab the camera.  Most of what is in here are collections of t-shirts for future t-shirt quilts.  As Anna and Ryan have both finished elementary school now, it is the perfect time to tackle making quilts for them both out of all of their primary school memories.  Anna helped with the cutting and just a few hours later we had separated the interesting parts and sorted them into piles by people.
 A huge back of sleeves and scraps have gone out to the trash and there is empty space in the cabinet!  Each person now has a jumbo sized ziploc bag with nicely trimmed shirts waiting for their turn in line.  The only other thing in the cabinet that warranted keeping was a stack of home decor fabric.  I keep it segregated from my quilting fabric, and it is now folded and organized.
Since Anna helped with the manual labor, her quilt is first in line.  This is the layout she has planned so far.  There was a neighborhood party at the park this afternoon, but when it was over we started ironing on interfacing and trimming the blocks to size.  We had a nice assembly line going with Anna ironing and me cutting.  I think it is about half done so far, but we are all taking a break for dinner.  

10 comments:

Celia Gibson said...

I think Anna is Very interested in quilting!

Amy said...

Well, lookie you go! LOL. What a FUN project to work on

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a great 'before & after' project. I should tell my daughter to start saving #1 son's Ts for a future project - although she probably already has because she loves to make t-shirt quilts.

Edith said...

I'm really impressed with your progress, maybe I should tackle a cupboard.

Angie said...

Ha! My husband is always asking when I'm going to make a t-shirt quilt from his shirts. Do you think I can enlist his aid with cutting and applying interfacing? Do I really want to do that?! Kudos to Anna for being such a good helper!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Ahhhhh the t-shirt quilt. One waiting for me to do...it just never gets done! Thanks for sharing!

Kate said...

Can I borrow Anne? Unfortunately my teenager wants nothing to do with quilting, even if it's a quilt for her.

Great reorg by the way. I always forget to take the before pictures too!

Andee said...

Anna will be under it in no time! Love the cleaning and organizing.

Deb A said...

Wow! I should really start tackling things one drawer (how do I have 3 junk drawers in the kitchen?) or closet at a time.
I do believe you have a future quilter on your hands with Anna. Have fun making her quilt.

Barb said...

I just love before and afters....looks great!