Remember my want to get all of shirts de-boned while I was on quarantine….It was a valiant try but I fell slightly short. I have continued on with working on them doing as much I could as time allowed. I wanted to conquer them.
Well I was getting close over Mother’s Day weekend. Our son Buck was home and as we were chatting in the kitchen I was working on them. I looked down into the basket and realized that I was in striking distance. Then the next day Kelli came home and asked if there was anything I wanted help with…(oh I love that girl) I said, “YES, yes there is”.
Kelli worked on the cuffs and collars that were left and I stayed at de-boning the shirt parts…I am happy to say everything is DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a good feeling! Then Kelli confessed that at home, she has a couple garbage bags full of shirts that she wants to get done. I felt a little guilty then. Here she was helping me and had her own to do. In my defense I was down to only about 15 cuffs/collars to do.
I debated a lot on how I wanted to store the shirts. I ended up with a tote system. They will fit under my quilting machine eventually. Right now I have three boxes of quilting books and magazines that I have to sort through. I’ve been slowly working on them….This whole sewing room clean up has been going a little like remodeling a house. I get one thing done only to realize that I need something else done before the first thing can truly be finished…oh well…Little by little it will all happen.
If you read past posts about my shirt de-boning you might remember that I promised a giveaway once I was done with my quilt…well read on.As promised I saved all of the yokes and I think there are likely a few short sleeves in the pile too. I saved them all out because I promised to give the pile away once I was finished de-boning. I’m not sure what anyone would want to do with them. A person could start in a Bonnie Hunter’s Virginia Bound quilt or most anything else that needs a scrappy look.
So here’s what you have to do for a chance to win. Leave a comment here telling us if you’ve made a quilt our of up-scaled shirts before….How easy is that? Only comments left here on the blog will be entered into the contest. This is going to be a quick giveaway….We’ll pick a winner tomorrow night.