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Topic: My First Quilt - Boy did I underestimate what I was getting myself into!  (Read 1668 times)
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« on: November 02, 2010 11:03:44 AM »

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  Grin

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... Wink


« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010 11:17:05 AM »

And it came out great! It is a work to be proud of.

« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010 11:46:33 AM »

That is spectacularly impressive!!!

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010 08:46:49 PM »

Yowza! Spectacular job with this. I really love that you didn't make blocks. I think the randomness rocks. I can't believe how HUGE it is. Great work. I'm sure it will be cherished forever.

« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010 07:53:31 AM »

wow that is lovely,well done love it.
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010 05:20:38 AM »

That is TOTALLY cool!  I really love how it came out.  Sometimes it's better not to know what you're "supposed" to do - you can be so creative that way!  Great work.

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