I’m not sure if this qualifies as a quilt (versus a blanket), but since it has piecework, a backing & batting & binding, and is lightly quilted I’m going to call it a quilt.
One of my oldest longest (in time and in height) friends is a photojournalist who commissioned me to make a quilt with his old tees a few years ago. Through him, this is my third tee shirt quilt for a photojournalist!
This is the first one that I have framed the tees. I like the way it turned out, but I don’t know how much I liked the extra thought, math, work. Yes, I do… not much! Worth it, but this confirms for me again how I don’t think I will be taking up “real” quilting.
The back is navy/white flannel and the quilting is wavy lines diagonally across all the squares as well and vertically and horizontally along the cotton frames. All the stitching is in grey.
I feel really good that I have hardly any of the flannel or quilting cotton left over! I’m hoping to get it sent off soon, so she & her wife can see it (they wanted the final look to be a surprise)! Eep!
Very cool; I know they will love it!
I like the way you arranged the colors.
Great job! I’m sure your friend will love it.
This is very cool. Interesting tees! Definitely a quilt!
This is a very niche field.
Did you use just a standard machine, or did you get it quilted? I really like the wavy lines. It would make it less stressful to get everything just so.
Double applause then, as I always get horrible pin tucks.
Did you use an adhesive? Or just wide open?
There are a couple of pin tucks, but she’d seen the others I’d done and they had a couple, too. I did not use adhesive and do not know what “wide open” even means!
I don’t think wide open is a quilting term. I was just saying you must have been straight Wild Wild West!
OH! Hahahahaaaaa! Well, I felt like I had the h*ck pinned out of it, but yes. I feel like TheMisterT’s quilter aunt - who I have never met, but whom I’ve heard a lot about - would be disgusted and appalled by my approach.
This photo-tastic project is one of this week’s featured projects! Woot!
This is cool and they had some awesome shirts!