Tuesday, October 18, 2016

T-shirt Quilt Top Finished

There wasn't a single fabric that could frame all the t-shirts so I used a variety. Although each post is a pocket label - twenty of them - there were still more. They are scattered across the top along with other sections from the shirts.

Center of t-shirt quilt sewed
Then I sewed the border. I cut the fabric to include the entire circle but am considering cutting it partway off. I just need to maintain the proportion of the overall quilt.

University of Arkansas and Alpha Omega Pi t-shirts framed in light prints, sashed with red.
Partial view of t-shirt quilt with borders
My tenure as program chair is finished but still looking forward to Lisa Boni's lecture and workshop next week. I plan to make several Christmas presents using her design to decorate Altoid tin boxes.

Enjoy the day,

10 comments:

  1. Your T-shirt quilt is great, wow, an Ad Hoc Improv project!
    Have fun with the small embroidery stitch project.

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    1. Thanks, Janie. The recipients love these quilts, don't they?

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  2. My goodness you got that top put together fast! It looks great!

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    1. T-shirt quilts usually go together quickly, I find.

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  3. That was fast! I can only hope that the one I'll start this week will go almost as quickly. I have some ideas for my own projects that I want to get to. I like the new bluish round; it really finishes the quilt. It looks great!

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    1. The shirts were interfaced and cut before my first post. This is a pretty simple design to put together.
      I'm glad you like the blue border. I do, too.

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  4. I have never made a t-shirt quilt, but often admire them when other people do. It makes me wish I had kept lots of band/event t-shirts over the years instead of letting them go when they were worn out. I like this one a lot - I like the variety of framing fabrics and the border prints. I hope your friend is thrilled.

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    1. Funny. I've made many for friends and children but have none of my own either. Ah, well.

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  5. You really did an excellent job with this, Ann! I love all the frame and background fabrics, and the scatter of extra pieces too. It feels fresh and fun, I'm sure the recipient will love it!

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    1. Thanks, Monica. I need to get this one quilted... just as soon as I finish the ones already pinned.

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