Monday, January 4, 2010

Hannah's t-shirt quilt or More of what kept me busy in December

I had been thinking about making a tshirt quilt for awhile. Allen's older brother and family moved this fall to a new town. I thought this would be a good time to make a quilt with tshirts and memories from the town they left. I made this quilt for the oldest, Hannah, because I figured that she would have more shirts and moving tends to be harder for older kids and teens.

I wanted to add fun fabrics to make blocks for the shirts, rather than just using t-shirts. I used a small strip of black or green around each shirt, then finished them off to 15 inches with black or polka dot. I used the green again for the binding. I stippled the quilt, but if I was to do another t-shirt quilt I would not quilt over the shirt design. My machine kept skipping stitches.  I think it turned out looking like a fun, young quilt, which was my goal. The finished quilt is 75" square.

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Heidi said...

I love this quilt! You did an awesome job. Someday I want to make these for my boys. I've been saving tshirts over the years.

Lil Miss Red T-Shirt said...

I love it! Cool quilt. I love the polka dot fabric and how well all the colors work together in the quilt.

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