Do you remember about a week ago I had mentioned that I was frantically trying to get some quilts off to the quilter? I thought I would share one with you that just came back and I finished binding. This t-shirt quilt was a special order. About this time of year the orders start coming in for graduation gifts. Last year I made 8 of these in about a three month span.
This one is for a boy and I was quite pleased with the way it turned out. I have to set my shabby chic self aside when I use the batik fabric.
You really feel like you get to know a person when you make one of these quilts. I feel like I've taken a walk through their life. I made one for my son for his high school graduation last year that he took to college with him. I used almost 35 shirts for his, the usual being twenty. A lot of creative piecing, but it was worth it. We hung it up at his graduation party and all the guests took their own walk through his life. I really love quilting. I'm so glad that God gave me something to do with my hands. Have a blessed day using your hands for creating in whatever way He directs.
This is an amazingly lovely quilt..what a great idea. Love your blog. xoReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt! I would love to make one like that.ReplyDelete
What a great quilt! :o)ReplyDelete
I can't wait to get some more sewing done. Will borrow my daughters machine, since mine is permanently out of commission. :o)
Will you please tell me how you quilted the tshirt material? I have a box full of my dads tshirts that I promised my step mom, I would make into a quilt. He passed away a couple of years ago, this would mean so much to her!
I admire you so much that you have not only made one t-shirt quilt . . . but many! They are wonderful & I know that for the recipients - they are treasures & so very personal. . . & that makes them perfect! Congratulations to your t-shirt & your shabby-chic (!) self! :o)ReplyDelete
Aaahhh... the t-shirt quilts. Such treasures and you quilt so beautifully, even when its not your shabby-chic self, it's still so good! :)
I love this quilt. I've never seen one like it. I have never quilted before. I'm afraid it would take over my other hobbies....not enough time!!ReplyDelete