Sunday, April 15, 2012

Another T-shirt Quilt

I've just finished another t-shirt quilt.  This was was even more sentimental for me than the school one I made last year.  I had a lot of old t-shirts from Hawaii that were pretty beat up, but I didn't want to get rid of them.  Last summer I bought some fabric in Hawaii to go along with a Hawaiian themed quilt.
The hardest one to cut up was this one that my dad had given me when I was a little girl.  He told me it was a special one since it was my birth year.  He told me a long time ago that I should never wear it, but that I should keep it nice.  I've heeded his advice until now.  I guess I still never wore it . . . 
but I did cut it a little!  I couldn't have worn it if I wanted to.  It was a small and was REALLY small.  
I had several others that were hard for me to cut.  The old Maui Pineapple Company ones were killers for me to cut up.  The royal blue, red, and light yellow pineapple symbols were from shirts that belonged to my dad in the 70s.  The purple one is one I had for many years.  I figured that this was the best way to preserve them!  I cut the front (smaller) pocket symbols off and will use them somehow.  I also cut off the old "Crazy Shirts" tags.  I think I'm a little crazy!
Here's my first column.
I finished the top and prepped the bottom, bought the batting then borrowed this quilt stand from Sis. Blonquist.  PS - anyone wanting to get me a gift, could build me a quilt stand that stores this nicely! :)
You set up the bases,
add the stand,
space them out,
and then start setting your quilt up on it!
Here it is all ready to be tied.
I loved the fabric that I bought!  This one and the fabric in between the t-shirts on the front.
Here's the finished product.  It was hard to fit it all in one picture.
Closer with the back so you can see the fabric.  I LOVE this quilt!


Susannah said...

i like it...a lot! Good job! I like that you put a BYU Men's Volleyball shirt on there!

Wendy Sue said...

I LOVE your quilt!!! The squares are so precisely cut and everything looks perfect.

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