Sunday, January 23, 2011

T-shirt quilt

My niece turned 18 last month and I commemorated the occasion by making her a t-shirt quilt using shirts she got through her high school band.  The shirt designs were different sizes and shapes, so it took me a while to decide how to place the blocks.  Her only request was that the quilt have purple in it.

I didn't want to make a boring typical t-shirt quilt with uniform sized blocks and sashing around, but wanted the blocks to look as though they were appliqued on top of a big piece of fabric.  The pattern of the black leaves help mask the seams of the rows.  At least I think they do.  Anyway, I'm pretty pleased with the result.  Most importantly, my niece is pleased with her new quilt.

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