I spent the evening cutting out and stabilizing t-shirts that youngest daughter had saved from most of her drama productions in high school. How many t-shirts did I end up with? 17! Heavens, what am I to make with 17 t-shirts? Most of the ideas I have seen with t-shirts don't have room for quite so many shirts.
|Colorful collection of drama t-shirts|
Four Paws Quilting. I took a picture of it on the wall of Piece by Piece Fabrics. I wonder if the larger blocks can be t-shirts. There don't seem to be enough of them...
Same pattern, different effect: I first saw this quilt in this colorway on the PBP Blog. From this photo, I count 16 "large" blocks. Maybe it would work.
I also flipped through a book--Terrific Tees: I Can't Believe It's a T-shirt Quilt--just to see what other ideas called to me.
My favorite quilt in the book is a mixture of t-shirts and intricately-pieced related blocks. The t-shirts mesh so seamlessly with the rest of the quilt. The overall theme (both of the t-shirts and the pieced blocks) features the city of San Francisco. So there is Lombard Street and the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Victorian row houses, Alcatraz Island, and the like. All in coordinating colors. And tied together with rows of flying geese. So lovely!
|Quilt by Roberta de Luz, in Terrific Tees book|
|T-shirt layout idea from Terrific Tees book|
Much design work needs to happen before I move forward, but I have made a start. And thus, I can post this to the New FO linky party at the end of the month. A new project!