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.