I have now come to this:
I finished adding the small green bordering vertical strips to make very long width-wise blocks. I then connected them together with long horizontal bordering green strips. Did that make sense? Basically I finished off piecing and sewing the face of the quilt together.
I ran into a couple minor issues along the way. When I initially began sewing the long blocks together, I noticed that the t-shirt fabric was stretching. And especially since I was about to join many loooong strips together, I felt it was best to stop, rip out the inital first seams and start again. This time I stay-stitched all the edges before sewing the strips together. Stay-stitching allowed me to keep the shape of the blocks together while connecting them to the green bordering fabric. Great success.
Once I receive the batting in the mail, I'll be bringing the essence of the quilt together, pinning and finally actually quilting the quilt! I'll keep you posted.
I realize that a month long absence of blogging deserves no excuse. And quite frankly, I don't have one. Just the typical one. I am completely and utterly busy!
I do feel a lot of guilt and remorse for my absence on the interwebs and am trying hard to get back into blogging!
Might I try and renew some blogging-faith from my readers with the enticement of tutorials to come on making pinhole cameras? Or how about this lovely, lovely, oh-so-lovely photograph below of some silky soft real leather I came upon this week! I cannot wait to show you what I plan to do with it.
The best is yet to come my friends...
UPDATE: Check out more this quilt's progress!
Before this post:
New month, new project
T-Shirt Quilt: Part II, Before the Cut
T-Shirt Quilt: Part III
After this post:
T-Shirt Quilt: Part V
Quilting and Binding: Part VI
Beginning, Ending, Starting, Losing