Monday, July 29, 2013

Progress on t-shirt quilt

Sweetie was kind enough to give me control of making a t-shirt quilt from all her college adventures.  Since I can complicate anything, I took it as a challenge to go all out and incorporate the t-shirts into an intricate design.  Oh yeah, it will be a thing of beauty.  If I can ever get it finished.

To me, one of the fun things about quilting is how you can go along in fits and starts, working 15 or 30 minutes at a time, in between other things, and still be making progress.  Eventually, though, I want to see visible progress: proof that all those little scraps will come together to make something beautiful.

That happened last night.  Some de-stressing sewing (after the marathon clean sweep adventure) resulted in 10 (of the 30 blocks) getting sewn together.

t-shirt quilt on the design surface

So the 2 bottom rows of the quilt are complete.  Feels good.  All the other blocks are at least to 9" x 9" size (most need to be enlarged to 12" x 12" finished size).  Seemed like a great time to lay it all out and pat myself on the back for being so clever.

Two of my favorite blocks, because of the centers
Sweetie went to college on a bowling scholarship, and played both rugby and football in her younger days.  Yep, I pronounce them cute as a button!

Gonna link up to Judy Laquidara's Design Wall Monday over at Patchwork Times.  Check out the fabulous work of others for inspiration.  Always a lot of inspiration to be had.


  1. It is a beautiful T-shirt quilt! Very unique design that really works with the shirts.

  2. I admire your creativity on the t-shirt quilt. It looks fabulous. You are a diva with all that classroom decluttering! I don't know who "Sweetie" is, but kudos to her! I have a Sweetie on my blog; she is my granddaughter.

  3. Thank you so much. I love to share my journey and my "wildly creative" side.