Friday, July 12, 2013

Family T-Shirt Quilt #2 - Finished!

This is one that falls under "only for a good friend." In fact, her son is my son's bestest friend {and the reason he is not pleased with moving.}


This is more than forty different t-shirts. Way, way past my maximum and took longer to get it organized on paper than it did to put it together. I'm not going to lie, it took two glasses of wine to finally fit the puzzle together.

This Dare t-shirt was the bane of my existence. It's like the kids didn't even think about how it would look in a quilt someday when they were busy signing on the shoulders and centimeters from the collar!

But eventually, it did all come together.

The backing is dark blue flannel from Joann's and the binding is a mottled blue from Hobby Lobby.

The quilting is an extra special touch that makes me smile. It's the Ohio Star, and they are headed back to Ohio after this assignment. So I tell the Dude, "Maybe Daddy will get a job at Wright-Patt next, and you and D will be together again." It's a small Air Force, you never know.

70x78"

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9 comments:

  1. Looks great! And yep t-shirt quilts can only be made for very very special people. Looks like this special someone is really going to enjoy it.

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  2. 40 different t-shirts! Wow! Congrats on the finish! Nice touch with the quilting!

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  3. Kate, you did a fab job on working out that puzzle! That's a very lucky little boy. Whoop whoop for a wonderful finish!!

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  4. Oh wow, for a good friend indeed! Great job with this quilt, Kate! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  5. Good for you! Love the 'kids weren't even thinking' comment! ;-)

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  6. Great Job! I need 2 glasses of wine just thinking about piecing all of that knit! :)

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  7. It looks great. It looks like you met all the challenges beautifully.

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