Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Creative Space

The floor was mopped just prior to this layout luckily

There's not much happening on the creative front this week.

My sister has to go into hospital for a little while, so I'm looking after my eldest nephew for the rest of the week (here's hoping that I don't forget to pack his lunch).

With the recent change in the weather, it's actually been cool enough to sit in front of the ironing press to interface all of these t-shirts.


It took a while to work on the layout as I've ended up with two different sized squares due to the fluctutation in sizes of the original tees.

I'm using the blank backs of the tees to fill up the empty spaces (they're the large unironed pieces that I've plonked on the floor just to work out the layout at this stage).  I'm going to have to add fabric around the sides of all of the smaller blocks to enlarge them and to keep everything even.

I'm feeling that there's a very good reason why I'm not a quilter!

The brand spanking new home of My Creative Space

31 comments:

Stephanie and Carlos said...

It is going to look awesome!! Make some throw pillows to match!! Hehe...

xo Steph

PaisleyJade said...

Loving it - can't wait to see how it looks!!

The Handmaden said...

The cooler weather has been great - I call it "doing" weather.
Happy ironing! (If there is such a thing!)

Lisa said...

It looks great! I would love to make something like this for Dean but he threw out all his old tops except a couple... as big as his tops are I don't think two would make a quilt top :-)

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

Great idea! I have a stack of T-shirts looked out to make art smocks for Tori with. I am chuffed by the idea of her doing her painting with an old Nick Cave Tour T-shirt on ...

delia hornbook said...

wow what a great idea ;-) dee x

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

It's looking great, Cam.
We have been keeping hubby's old band/music t-shirts to do some thing similar one day, so I'll be following you closely for advice!

Linda said...

can't wait to see finished Cam it looks fab already and I must say your new purple shoes are gorgeous probably my fave colour so far...

LeelaBijou said...

It´s going to look great, great job!

Miss Amy said...

Looks good so far Cam :) How good are ironing presses?!?! Looking forward to seeing this one finished..

Bugalugs aka Jacqui said...

That's looking great, look forward to seeing how it all turns out.

Melissa G said...

This is going to be amazing — I can just tell.
I don't know if you have watched the film “Eclipse”. In that Bella mum has a similar sewing project. She makes her a patchwork blanket, attaching tourist shirts of all the places they had gone on holiday over the years. It was wonderfully retro American.
This has made me think of all the badges I collected as a kid, when I went travelling around Australia.

Wendy said...

Looking good! Can't wait to see how it progresses...

Magdalena, The Craft Revival said...

Ooh, I'm loving how it's coming together! Can't wait to see the finished result.

Amanda said...

That is going to be a great quilt.

flowerpress said...

Those t shirt pieces will be so cosy when they're done. I'm fascinated with how many of your tees are from OS?

Maxabella said...

What a super idea, Cam. Have you posted about this before? I must have missed the post. I can't believe how creative you are to come up with this and I can't believe you managed to track down all those t-shirts for recycling!! Great work, can't wait to see how it comes together. x

Michelle said...

You know what? I LOVE THIS!!! What a great idea stabilising the shirts, too.

kirsty said...

what a fantastic idea Cam! i really love this and i will be waiting to see how it all turns out.

x

gnomeangel said...

I have a rather large tub of t-shirts that I have been hording for this exact purpose. I'm so glad to see someone else doing it. You may just inspire me to make a start on mine! :) Can't wait to see it done.

Naturally Carol said...

Very interesting...hope it works out for you!

Jennie said...

I saw some amazing curtains made from old tees on Craftster. It's filed in my lifetime to-do list!

Chantal said...

Great idea to as to a way for keeping old memories. It's going to be a great quilt for a lucky guy.

Libster said...

i have a friends little boys tshirt that was cut off him by ambos when he had a seizure, he asked me to fix it for him, i thought i could make it into a pillow... must get onto that one!! your quilt looks good!!

Cate said...

Wow - if you're not a quilter you've certainly chosen an ambitious project - really cool!!
xxxCate

spectacularfairywren said...

i just love this idea - am thinking about one for my 18yo nephew - nothing embroidrered for him!

Ady said...

That's going to be one cool quilt.

Kate said...

Wow!! Are they all significant t'shirts?
What a brilliant project.

Anna Bartlett said...

I have often thought of reducing my husband's stash of tshirts (without him knowing) by cutting out all the images and doing something with them... will be watching your progress with intense interest.... looking great so far!
Think I'd better go mop my floor though.

michelle said...

i think i must have missed a post somewhere cam. this project looks very interesting. cant wait to see it progress

Sandrine said...

Cool idea Cam, have fun x