My little brother graduated high school last June, and in May I decided I would make him a t shirt quilt...
...I finished last week
To be fair, I did complete the top in time for his graduation party, but it was a pretty intense process.
For one, since I've never made a quilt before, and since I'm the only relatively crafty person in my family I've never seen a quilt being made before, I cut my pieces with no regard to making blocks of any kind.
If you look at this picture, you can see that the top is one giant block:
Also, because I just cut out pieces randomly as I went along, this thing is HUGE! It took up the entire living room floor of my apartment and was a general nuisance in the few weeks it took me to sew the pieces together. I think that it's 8 ft x7 ft? I need help anytime I want to fold it lol.
This is the full quilt, with my mom and my boyfriend holding it up (they couldn't get it fully off the ground it's so big!).
I sent it out for machine quilting because I knew my tiny machine wouldn't handle it. My brother was in band and show choir so I asked for music notes:
I finished the binding by hand; I'm so glad I'm finished with it! It's wayyy too big for my brother's dorm, so it's staying at my mom's until he graduates. I definitely learned a lot from making this quilt, and I'm really proud of it!
In fact, I might be crazy enough to attempt a second one of my own t shirts some day...