Sunday, November 11, 2007

2 quilts delivered...

Here are the 2 quilts I delivered last weekend. The 1st one went to my husband's best friend. It is a t-shirt quilt...and all the t-shirts were given to my husband by this friend. They are from their high school alma mater. The quilt's name is "Here's the shirt off my back" as I literally had to make my husband stop wearing them so I could fuse them for the blocks! I love how it turned out and I love the border fabric. It reminds me of old newspaper clippings and was perfect for a man. The only other football fabric I found was for little boys...


He could not figure out at first how I got the designs on the fabric. They don't actually feel like t-shirts when they have been fused.


Close up of center block. I cheated on the miter and used a half square triangle block. I dont' think it detracted from the quilt..and sure made it go together fast!
Ideas for this quilt came from a book called "You did WHAT with my T-shirts?!" Great book...has about 6-8 different t-shirt layouts.






Back....There is a fabric I used on the back I fell in love with!
Can you see what it is? (this picture makes it look brown..its really black)


It is diagrammed football plays! I went back to get somemore for the hungry stash...and the lady who cut it for me asked me if I knew what it was! She had a customer come in for some black and white fabric. They thought it was something mathmatical. We had a good chuckle over that!





Here is the 2nd quilt. I made this as a class sample...and then no one took the class. It went to a friend for her grandson. She watches him weekdays. I hope they let him drag it around!





Close up of blocks around the center....




back....sorry its so dark. I have used this pattern many times.The center is a 27 inch sq, so it is perfect for those fabrics you just HATE to cut into! I have even changed the blocks as they are 6 inch blocks...easy to substitute. It is an Atkinson Design pattern. I would be glad to look it up if anyone is interested.

3 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Love the look of t-shirt quilts, but never made one. All the shirts around our house end up with itty, bitty holes in them from things like battery acid and stuff.

Beth said...

You know, I love that attic windows idea! Very cool idea and very nice quilt!

Where did you get that football plays fabric? That's pretty tre'kewl!

julieQ said...

Very nice attic window setting for the t-shirts!! I have a bunch saved from my son from t-ball to college, who informs me that he does not want a t-shirt quilt!! He may get one anyway...:)

JulieQ