Thursday, February 18, 2010

T-Shirt Quilts

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.



  1. This is an amazingly lovely quilt..what a great idea. Love your blog. xo

  2. Beautiful quilt! I would love to make one like that.

  3. What a great quilt! :o)
    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!
    Thanks. :o)

  4. 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)
    xo, Bren

  5. Good Morning!
    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! :)

  6. 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!!
    Love, Debra


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