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A few weeks ago one of my husband’s childhood friends asked if I would make a quilt out of their old NASCAR shirts for their impending baby. I said yes and they handed over several shirts. 🙂 The boy and I spent the next evening cutting up the shirts and getting an idea of how big the blocks were going to be. Then I let it marinate for a bit since I wasn’t committed to a particular layout.
We were both happy with this layout and headed out to buy sashing fabric. Chris suggested we find something reminiscent of the checkered flags and we stumbled on this great fabric at one of our local quilt shops. We snatched up 3 yards and headed back home where I started cutting out the logos on the shirts.
This morning after I finished knitting my latest worsted project I decided I would try to see how much of this quilt I could get knocked out before the Halloween party we were going to at 5pm. Turns out I was able to knock out the entire quilt top. We were 30 min “fashionably late” but I got it all done. 🙂
The next step is for Chris to design the back. We have an idea of what we want to put on there, we just need to chart it out and buy fabric to make it. I can’t wait to see how this whole thing looks once it’s done. We’ve also come up with an ingenious idea for using one of the shirts they gave us for a quick project that’ll be given at the shower next weekend. 🙂
Oh and here’s a picture of my costume:
Not really sure who I am. 🙂 I was given this dress from an older neighbor several years ago and Chris was able to get it to zip so ta DA! instant costume. Who do you think I look like?