Life is Good t shirts were a staple in my wardrobe. They were a favorite find while traveling. The perfect gift for my family to give. So colorful and optimistic. When it was time to retire them from my closet, I could not part with them, sew…
They were all cut up and stabilized and recut to the same size. Then to find the right framing fabrics. My top choices were a Cherrywood Citrus Splash pack or a Tango Print Rainbow Batik pack. Sew much fun color!Mind you I cut these up and did all this prep work in 2015. I had to decide how wide to make the borders, how could I get the biggest quilt possible with 7″ squares?
Wide or Thin?
Decision made, a sewed a few and put them in a cute pizza box and put them on my to finish list for three years. Yikes.
This winter I began in earnest to get this quilt finished! Our quilt retreat in January helped.
Finally it was time to arrange the blocks and sew them up. And I began dreaming of Jake’s face for the quilting design. This top hung in my basement for several months as I navigated copyright infringement and designer requests. I am happy to say the time spent was worth it to do it right!
This is a favorite quilt and will be for a long time. Sew many memories in these happy shirts.
Thank you to Life is Good Powered by Optimism, and Kim Diamond at Sweet Dreams Quilt Studio.