This is a t-shirt quilt I made for my niece, Ashley, for her high school graduation. These are some of her favorite t-shirts from school and from vacations. Yellow is her favorite color so that was used for the background. The other bright colors surrounding the t-shirts are some delightful prints that add the perfect pop of color and make this a fun quilt!
This is Ashley posing in front of her quilt. It was given to her at Christmas time as you can tell by the wrapped presents on the floor in front of her.
Don’t waste anytime wrapping yourself up in a quilt!
Ok, so quilters don’t normally post pictures of their quilting ‘boo-boos’ but this was just too good not to share. This is what happens when laying out the columns of the quilt and you realize there was a slight math error. Oops!
So, this is how it can be corrected! We call this creating a ‘design element’ and brag that this was the intended look all along. These things do happen and it often leads to a more interesting design anyway. Don’t worry! It doesn’t affect the warmth of the quilt in any way, shape, or form.
Here are a couple close up shots of some of the squares, the surrounding fabrics, and the quilting design. Don’t you just love that fun fabric around the t-shirt squares? It just makes you smile.
And since quilters are known as the original recyclers, I just had to keep sewing until I used up all the leftover fabrics. This is a zip top tote that was made from those scraps. I put a few pieces of candy in it and gave it to her as a Christmas present. Now it’s a matched set – quilt and tote. Just too much cuteness!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this quilt as much as Ashley does!