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.