Even until just recently, lets say less than a month ago, I would have never thought that I would ever have – let alone be making a quilt. I just finished the blocking, and am quite pleased with the results so far. This is no ordinary quilt, it is a Rock-n-Roll quilt made out of old concert t-shirts. I have to say that learning how to do this has been quite easy.
Once I get the top sewn together, that is when the hard part comes into play. I am using an old flannel sheet for the back and have batting for the center. For those about to ask…NO I will not be hand sewing the quilt together. I’m not sure how ladies did this in years past, I know a lot of the time it was a social thing. This is only a full size quilt at 59×77 inches. That would be a lot of time to hand sew and I’m not that patient!
I only work on this a little at a time, can’t sit for too long sewing. When I decided to do this project, I gave myself until Spring to get it done. I realize now that it won’t take nearly that long. This is what is called a Memory Quilt. It can be made with any t-shirts: sports shirts, music shirts, vacation shirts, your kids favorite shirts growing up…
This particular quilt is made with old school rock theme: Queen, The Stones, Styx, Van Halen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Black Sabbath. I think my next one will be all Beatles!
Besides teaching myself to quilt, I am also teaching myself to sketch. Here is a picture I did yesterday…
My main objective is to learn to draw well enough that I can do some murals in my meditation room, and just for enjoyment! So far I like Frankenstein’s Monster the best…I think I will try drawing him again soon.
Hope you have a ROCKIN’ day, Mama
Today in ROCK history: 1981 – “The Tide Is High” (Blondie) is the #1 song in the U.S.