Saturday, May 19, 2012

Husband's Offensive T-Shirt Quilt - Finished!

It's not the prettiest quilt in the Bloggers' Quilt Fest, or really intricate piecing, or amazing modern fabric, or a wonderful inventive design.

But I bet it's the only quilt that has Willie Nelson flipping the bird.

{Uh, warning: Willie Nelson flips the bird. There will be a picture of it. Stop now if you're offended.}

So, the story. My husband is a pilot in the Air Force. At our last base, they were on a two-months-deployed-two-months-home schedule. It's brutal. You get used to them being gone, they come back. The entire time they're back, you're waiting for them to leave again.

My husband and I have terrible senses of humor, and he started dealing with it by wearing offensive t-shirts under his flight suit. Willie was the first; the pirate was the second. I added to the offensive t-shirts at Christmas every year.

Some came from friends, too.

Last fall, the Air Force decided that pilots could no longer wear black shirts under their flight suits, and morale {squadron colors} t-shirts on Friday were verboten. Everyone has to wear bland beige.

A few months later, my husband found out he was deploying.

Well, screw that. I'm not letting my husband deploy without his deployment shirts.

{Quilted in a diamond cross hatch with invisible thread. Which, t-shirts + minky backing + fishing line = pain in the butt}

 {And speaking of pain in the butt - it's cat approved.}

It's a mix of the offensive t-shirts and his squadron/college/Air Force t-shirts. Backed in a black minky {he and the Dude share a love of fuzzy backs} and bound in black Kona. 

It measures 50x68" - a good size to cover his bed at an undisclosed location for an undisclosed length of time.


  1. LOL, looks great, love the story!

  2. what a clever way to let him still use/take his tshirts! Maybe the most entertaining quilt in the festival? ;-)

  3. Great quilt!! Robot chicken reference, Dunham, and Willie. What's not to love?

  4. Great quilt! I love yours and your husband's sense of humor!
    Happy quilting!

  5. Funny!

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    Margaret Gunn

  6. Love the quilt and the story.

  7. What a great quilt! Has your guy seen it yet?

  8. interesting quilt. sure he loves it! thanks for sharing and have a great day

  9. Great quilt. Love your sense of humor. Have you seen this?:
    Hope it gives you a chuckle!

  10. Great quilt. Love your sense of humor. Have you seen this?:
    Hope it gives you a chuckle!