For my daughters' high school graduations I made appliquéd floor pillows for each of them, but I thought that might be a bit too girlie for him.
|T-shirt floor pillows|
One year passed, then another... and finally he moved the plastic bag full of t-shirts out of his closet into the guest room closet.
Did I mention that I have never actually made a quilt before??? When the local quilt shop advertised a t-shirt quilting class, I swallowed my quilting anxiety and jumped with both feet (and
|DD # 2 with one of her t-shirt squares|
|DD # 1 ironing on interfacing|
After some initial confusion starting off, we ended up having a great time, learning a lot and making some progress on planning out our quilts. The planning is the hardest part, I think!
I decided to go for a simple design with 15 inch t-shirt squares, sashing and some flanges of fabric to set off each square.
|Here it is all laid out in the planning stages at the shop.|
The teacher recommended taking pictures of the layout so that we would remember when we got home. One great benny of the class is having so many people to give you ideas and suggestions! We have fun helping each other with layouts.
|Some of the squares with the flange of accent fabric|
|Sorry for the fuzzy picture...She texted it to me! :-)|
I finished up with the quilt top today and bought the batting and the backing fabric. I just need to piece the back and then I will send it off to a long arm quilter and finish the binding - red, I think.
|The corner pieces are from fronts of some t-shirts.|
I used a scrap of one t-shirt and hand embroidered his name (last name removed for the picture) and graduation date on the bottom right
Finally, a hand-made gift fit for a son! I can't wait to get the quilting done!