Monday, August 19, 2013

Getting Started

Just a pause before I get back to stitching the Wing Cloth. I felt like at least getting a start on "He Went to Work Everyday...Then He Retired", otherwise known as "The Retirement Quilt," or maybe "Flying Away" although I swore up and down I wouldn't do anymore wings. Looks like I was fooling myself. The original layout has five men's shirts to represent the work days.

I pinned the first shirt to the background. Then I cut away some fabric from the back.  I'll keep that piece in case I need more of that color. I also cut away the back of the collar, which was quite stiff.

I stitched down the top of the collar and shoulders. Small problem: the shirt fabric is beautiful, but a tight weave making it slower to stitch. Beyond that, this piece is at least four feet across and just as long. "What have I gotten myself into?" she wailed....

Prediction: this is going to be a BEAR to work on. I have no idea how to proceed. Lucky my vision for this piece overrides all thoughts of future exasperation...and I do like the colors.

1 comment:

arlee said...

Challenging oneself is the way to go, tough as it may seem at the start, but OH the finish!