This grannie business is fun. My sister and I are having a great time being silly MiMi’s and Auntie FiFi’s.
There is a real reason why children are for the young, we all drop into bed at night pretty exhausted.
Brady of course is a sweet, sweet boy and very fun to be around, full of those 2 year old questions; What’s that noise, Brady have it, where’s the ….
We are managing to get a little adult time in. MiMi is planting a new garden for the house with tomatoes, and peppers. She is also trimming all the trees and bushes.
And progress is being made on the t-shirt quilt.
Last night I started putting the quilt sandwiches together. I am layering the backing and batting with the top of the t-shirt squares to make individual sandwiches. I will quilt each sandwich separately and then put them all to together at the end.
There are a couple of things that I have learned along the way making this type of quilt.
2. I divide up the flannel into two sections. One group will get put on the back of all the light colored t-shirts and one group will get put on the back of all the dark colored t-shirts. It doesn’t matter what flannels get put in the two piles just that there are two separate piles.
I do this because I have found the easiest way to assemble the quilt blocks when I go to put the quilt together is to alternate them light and dark when I lay them out, and by making sure that the light and the dark t-shirts all have two separate colored flannels on them the back will not have any two flannel squares next to each other that are the same.
You’ll see when I show you the finished back.