Yes, my neighbor and friend has been asking me for awhile now to make a t-shirt quilt out of her daughter's college collection. I really hemmed and hawed on this one. Partly because I think them a bit blah, and partly because I was concerned about the stress factor. What if I messed up and wrecked a favorite shirt? I like running and sewing...and quilting...to be fun!
Eventually I started surfing through Pinterest, and actually, people are being quite creative with these. Also, there is the fact that I adore her daughter. So in November I agreed to have a go at it.
And it was fun!!! Sorting and arranging all these shirts and colors. Along with the t-shirts I added a few classic quilt blocks:
- The Red Cross block because she is a nurse.
- The snowballs because we're talking Marquette, Michigan on the shore of Lake Superior, in the heart of the Upper Peninsula!
- And flying geese, because they're my favorite! Plus, the honking of migrating geese is a welcome sign of the changing seasons in a place that loves when the seasons change!
I only outlined the AGD because those shirts were so thick. I love how it shows on the back.
I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, and more importantly, so is she!
Beautiful job! I love how you added the traditional blocks. This one is definitely not blah!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comments, Patty. And thanks so much for stopping by.Delete