Monday, April 7, 2014


I can finally post pictures of my finish!

My darling daughter asked me to make her a tee shirt quilt. Of course I told her yes. That was before I knew how difficult they are to design. The books say that "most" tee shirt designs can be cut to 12" squares. Well, not hers/ Some of these designs were really big! I couldn't design it with even rows and columns, so had to redo my design many times. I think if (big if) I were to do one again, I would consider appliqueing the tee shirts on a solid top. I did applique one of these, and that worked out pretty well.

Well, she's very happy with it, and that's all that counts.

The 6th was my birthday. I'm old. Now I'm even older.

We still have some snow!!!!

Thanks, Lin


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I think people either like to make t-shirt quilts or they don't! I have never made one - it looks like your turned out perfectly and happy daughter

Sewgreen said...

That is lovely!! What I did was cut all my squares the same size, so whatever the biggest design was, was the size for all of them!

Kate said...

T-shirt quilts are such fun, but they are a pain to make. Your's turned out beautifully, I love the bright green background.

Quilt Musings said...

Happy Birthday!! :) Your quilt is lovely! Did you see the quilt along over at Sew She Can, DIY Sampler Quilt? Her first post is on designing a quilt - VERY helpful for any type of quilt :)

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday Lin! One year wiser too. I LOVE this idea. Its like a snapshot in time. It will be full of memories for your daughter in the future.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Happy birthday, Lin! Great job with the quilt. I hear T-shirt quilts are a pain in the arse so thanks for the tip about appliqué!

sewyouquilt2 said...

love the quilt. I need to make one and I am afraid. LOL
happy birthday! mine was the 5th. you are only as old as you feel. (some days I feel 100) ha ha