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Topic: Wonky, cozy, tee shirt wonky blanket (so many pics)  (Read 1917 times)
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« on: March 31, 2011 09:36:26 AM »

Did I mention it's wonky? I started this blanket a long while back. Collected the tee shirts from my closet, the hubs' closet, and my favorite thrift store. Ironed on the interfacing, cut out the rectangles, figured out the layout, and then sewed up four columns of tee shirts. It was then that I realized that my lack of experience, patience, and accurate measuring and cutting had come back to bite me on my craftin' ass. The tee shirts did not even come close to lining up right, and the top of the blanket did this not-so-awesome tapering thing by the time it got down to the bottom.

Hmph. So I stuffed it behind my couch and there it sat, and haunted me, for a couple months. Then we got a new couch (hooray! as the old couch was the most hideous thing in the entire universe) which meant that I had to figure out a new place for all of the crap I'd stashed back there, including the Wonk. One day it came to me: who cares what it looks like--just start sewing that em effer! See what happens! So I did! And here's what happened--
The Wonk in its entirety:

Individual sections:

Glad to finally have a use for my "Barbie is a Slut" tee shirt, purchased a gazillion years ago during a semester in London. Now that I'm in my mid-30s and a teacher, probably not the most appropriate thing to be sporting around town.

And for the back, I used a Tommy Hillfiger sheet ($4 for the set, suhweeeeet!):

Long live The Wonk!
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011 09:50:11 AM »

I love "The Wonk"  Cheesy  Totally want to find a new life for my favorite tees that are no longer appropriate for this 30-something to wear!
You have a FANTASTIC collection of shirts!!! Thanks for posting!
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011 09:56:34 AM »

Love it!!  Anything that has a Kiss panel a few squares away from a Chips panel is alright by me!  (Plus, I do really enjoy the Barbie is a slut panel.)  My local area stitch shop just had a deal on Groupon yesterday and I snatched it right up with the intention of learning to sew so I could make something very like one of these bad asses. 

Long Live The Wonk!
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011 10:25:17 AM »

I think it's great! Seriously, I am envious. I think I may have to try this  Tongue
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011 03:35:38 PM »

I love T-shirt quilts! I make mine on themes--I have one of my husband's high school shirts, and I'm working on one out of all the college t-shirts we have!

Check out my website: www.embercostumes.com
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011 04:06:51 PM »

I'm enjoying "The Wonk". My favorite panel is the Japanese Superman. Man, I really need to gather up all my old T-shirts. I might have enough to make a lap quilt.

« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2011 10:32:18 AM »

That is completely fabulous! Makes me want to work on my own "wonk" Smiley (All the pieces are cut and have been away for years!)
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2011 08:14:16 PM »

I love it, and want to make one of my own! And honestly, I think the wonkiness adds to the charm.
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