What neat idea for a graduation gift!
Looks great - kind of like a puzzle where you have to get the pieces together in the right arrangement!
HawkFan That's true!!! Was wishing for a puzzle picture guide at the beginning, but it all fell into place in the end!
Looks great! What a special gift.
Wow that is a great t-shirt quilt. I'm working on one right now that only has 16 shirts and thought that was a little daunting. How is it going together without sashing between the t-shirts? Can hardly wait to see how you quilt it.
Siffstitch Thanks!!! I was a bit worried at the beginning, not knowing where exactly the whole design was going. But I was able to figure it out one step at a time.
Seeneed Thanks!!! I, too, was rather apprehensive before I started this quilt, not knowing where exactly I was going with it.
As for no sashing--the stabilizer does the job great! Easy as can be.
What a fantastic idea. Are these old t-shirts, or were they bought specifically for this project.
Capetowngirl Thanks! These t-shirts represent pretty much everything she's been doing since she was 5 years old. She wore them all. When I needed a few more to fill it out, I had her go through her drawers and part with a few more. She still has plenty left, though!
I love how you did different quilting for each shirt.
Wow this quilt is great, such a keepsake! Love it.
sew_what Thanks! I usually found inspiration within the block. But there were times I was stumped and had to stop and look through some quilting reference books. It was toughest on the last row!!!
I love the idea of t-shirt quilts and using these soft memories to make quilts. I really like the more free-form layouts. The grid layouts, with every shirt in a neat row just doesn't speak to my sense of how chaotic life really is. Beautiful work.
beccascrazyprojects Thanks! I know what you mean about the rows and columns layout. If I were making it for a customer, I'd want to do that, for time's sake. But since this is my own DD's, I was ready to take my sweet time!