It's finally done!! The giant t-shirt quilt for my husband's cousin, Mary Kate, is finished and I love it! Our aunt gave me a huge bag of t-shirts and free reign over the design and colors which was both fun and nerve wracking.
I used twenty-five shirts for the front. All were cut and backed with
lightweight fusible interfacing and then I jazzed them up. The t-shirt
blocks were bordered with bright colors and then all sashed together
with 2.5" strips of a grey and white print. This gave a finished size of approximately 90" square - giant!
I still had more shirts so I pieced three into the back. The backing fabric is a bright cheery Amy Butler print which I love! I'll be buying some more of this one to back a quilt of my own.
I free motion quilted the whole quilt in big loops and little Bernie the Bernette kept up like a champ! One thing that helped with the quilting, at least I think, was using a denim needle. It had no problem gliding through the seams and layers of interfacing.
I also wanted to do something fun with the shirts that had small emblems on the front/back but were going to be too plain to be a whole block on the quilt top. Those were cut up and pieced into some coordinating pillows!!
All wrapped up and ready to be delivered tonight!
And now it's time for a break from t-shirts and back to my bee blocks and my hustle list! Linking up at Finished it up Friday at Crazy Mom quilts, Manic Monday at SewHappyGeek and Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.