Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Making connections with t shirt quilts

I know that t-shirt quilts aren't considered to be the most glamorous form of creating in the quilt world, but they have always held a special place in my heart.  The first quilt I ever made was a t-shirt quilt.  And I definitely won't post pictures of that quilt here (I had no idea what a 1/4" seam allowance was or that knit fabric stretched when you sewed it...), I still have the quilt and use it often.  Honestly, you could more appropriately call it a blanket.  But I digress...

I want to talk about this fabulous t-shirt quilt I was asked to finish for a customer.  Her son attended the same high school that I went to, ran cross country and track (as I did), and attended the same University!  This person was 5 or 6 years behind me in all these things...nevertheless, making this quilt was almost like making it for myself.  His mother even embroidered symbols from the university to put as cornerstones on the border of the quilt.  It turned out really cool!

I love seeing t-shirts being re-purposed, and it is really cool to see how many were saved and the duration they were saved for! 


Here is the finished quilt--It was so much fun getting to work on this and think about my college days (and I seriously can't believe that was 10 years ago!!!)


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