Friday, June 19, 2009

T-shirt quilt

I have been working on this t-shirt quilt for my SIL this week. I got the t-shirts when I was out there last summer....yes, I am slow...so wanted to get it finished for his birthday next week. If you are reading this Angie, don't tell, I want him to be surprised when it comes. He has probably forgotten that I took them, it has been so long! He loves music so we decided to use some music prints and picked out a beautiful fabric with gold instruments on it for the border. I am off to sew these blocks together now and maybe get it finished today so I can quilt it.

8 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

Very nice! That is one type of quilt that I have never made.

Jan said...

Beautiful job Jean!!! Love all the music fabrics ... perfect touch. Good luck w/putting it together and getting it quilted and Happy Father's Day to the Dad's in your world :)

Barb said...

That is really nice, he will love it

Vivian said...

This will be a memorable quilt. I like your fabric choices. One of these is on my lengthy list of things to do.

Fiesta said...

very nice Jean. I just recently saw a tutorial for this on Fons and Porter.

Quilter Kathy said...

It's looking great! You reminded me that I am supposed to be making one of these also...for my nephew. I've had the shirts for years!!!

Angie Kritenbrink said...

that's cool . . . what happened to the green pants? If you didn't use them, please send them back. Those are very special to me.

Angie Kritenbrink said...

I decided to post the meanings behind all the shirts:
1.) Bumbershoot t-shirt (a music/arts fest in Seattle)
2.) a shirt from a marketing project Colin worked on in school
3.) Black Cat, Salem MA
4.) a Celtic shirt I bought Colin right after we met and I traveled to Boston
5.) Late Night - Letterman
6.) Chinatown shirt one of my sisters gave him
7.) front shirt from #2 and #3
8.) Bumbershoot the first year we lived in Seattle
9.) Slam Omaha with the Buzz
10.) shirt from a conference he went to in school
11.) The Edge, an old radio station in omaha
12.) the shirt I was wearing the first time Colin saw me