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Topic: T-Shirt Quilt--But not what you're expecting!  (Read 9113 times)
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bleachrainbow
« on: May 17, 2011 05:14:09 PM »


I started this quilt almost three years ago. I was using leftover t-shirt fabric from some clothing projects I was working on to make some tiny little 3" 4-patch blocks--the center chunk of the quilt is all of those blocks. After a while, I was busy with school, and put it aside, and basically ignored it until this summer, when I dug it out and decided to finish it at any cost.

I really did not want to make any more tiny little blocks so I bought some old black and gray shirts from the thrift store and made some border with them, and the left-over scraps of colored t-shirts I had saved.

I then sandwiched them with a black jersey knit sheet and an old comforter, and tied it together with many colors of embroidery floss.

It's very thick, and soft, and I'm quite happy, after three whole years, to have it finished!
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011 05:21:40 PM »

Sooo pretty!!  Bet it was worth all that work!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011 05:43:11 PM »

I love the colors you used. I can't imagine how much work you put into that.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011 06:06:31 PM »

That is totally awesome!  I love how it came out - I bet it is majorly snuggly and warm!  Great job. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011 07:29:57 PM »

That's a fantastic quilt.  It looks really cozy and warm.  The colors look really great together.  I couldn't tell it was tshirts.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011 08:16:29 PM »

I have been slightly stalking this on your blog.  LOVE it...a fun twist on a traditional piecing!
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011 09:24:53 PM »

OMG I bet this is suuuuper comfy.

I love that you didn't do the stupid block t-shirt thing.  I get that people like that, but my mom has one  that has no meaning to her  just arbitrary t-shirts of random crap around the area  as an art piece. Not cool.

This is lovely and a LOT of painstaking work went into this. I can't imagine working with knit fabric that small.

Great work!
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011 09:47:20 PM »

Must feel great to finally finish! Great work. Wanna make me one? LOL
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2011 10:31:01 PM »

My dream quilt!  Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011 12:36:56 AM »

Yay! You're finished! I've been watching in-progress shots of this quilt for so long. Now that it's done I don't know what I will vicariously live through next!

Congrats on your very awesome quilt (and I know from your blog that you've got an equally awesome one in the works)!
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