Project completed

The day after I got back from Montana, I got right to work on a project with a deadline. I needed to get started because I wasn’t sure how to make it happen. I started with a stack of t-shirts on Thursday morning.

The goal was to use one shirt from each year that 50 Bikes for 50 Kids occurred to eventually make a wall hanging. By the end of the day, I had this arrangement:

On Friday I went to a great nearby quilting store, Fabric Garden, and bought two fabrics, a white to narrowly frame each piece and a basic black cotton called “grunge” in the color “little black dress.” I cut, sewed, and pressed for the rest of the afternoon and evening.

Saturday, a second trip to Fabric Garden to buy more fabric for the backing and binding. I made great progress only to be stalled by not having a big enough piece of batting. I bought the batting on Sunday and started the minimal quilting by machine – LOTS of pinning.

On Monday, I sewed on the binding, folded it over and hand stitched it on the reverse side. Done!

Next, I will deliver to Becky at Jibe – it’s a gift for Abbey Stumpf who brought the 50 Bikes for 50 Kids idea to Jibe and organized the event each year it happened. She now lives in Virginia with her husband and children.

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