Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Another Quilt

Another quilt in progress!! After the last two, I finally got up the nerve to work on the T-shirt quilt I had been wanting to make for my husband. His birthday is coming up and I needed a gift for him. He is an avid runner and just can't bear to part with any of the shirts that he gets with each race, so I bravely chose 12 of the older ones to use. I ran all but 1 of these races with him so it's kind of a memory quilt of us (before kids :o) also.

As I was uploading I kind of got them out of order, but here is the top pieced without a border.
First I chose the shirts that I was going to use, cut off the back, sleeves and collar and ironed them flat.
Then I attached interfacing to the back to add stability and cut each shirt into a 15"X15" square.
This is the fabric I chose for the sashing, border, backing and binding.
The quilt top is a little farther than you see here - all the quilting has been done and the binding is ready to be attached.

I will be working feverishly the rest of this week to get it finished as his birthday is on Sunday. We are having everyone over to celebrate the February and March birthdays - there are 4 of them - on Sunday and I have some great ideas on how to package it.

By the way, the quilts brought in a respectable $115 for the 4th grade quilt and $125 for the 2nd grade quilt. Not bad!

More works in progress at Tami's.


Sherrie said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I've always wanted to make a T-Shirt quilt. Awesome job! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

Food for Thought

Minding My Own Stitches said...

I've never seen or heard of a t-shirt quilt before, but it's a great idea. Sounds like the interfacing would be just the thing to firm the t-shirt material up a bit.

Karen said...

The quilt is wonderful! I bet he loves it.

hakucho said...

You are on a roll....another beautiful quilt! Your husband will love it...I'm sure :)

Congrats on the money raised for the two quilts you finished! You did real well. The school must be very pleased :)

Magical Jane said...

What a wonderful idea! Very personal and a great way to capture the memories - I'm sure he'll be thrilled.