Monday, November 13, 2006

Tshirt Quilt Sunday!



I have a friend who wants to give her daughter a Tshirt quilt made from her "Girls on the run" shirts...for CHRISTMAS! She asked me to help her just the other day and my mind was trying to figure out HOW in the world we can get this done before Christmas with all else that I have going on here.

I told her to pick up the interfacing for stabilizing the shirt logos, and we would raid my stash for the fabrics to go with it. I had the perfect fabric (thanks to Finn!) for pulling it all together in the border...all the colors of the window framing we used come from the colors in the border, and the words RAH!! will continue to cheer her daughter on as she continues to run.

It was fun having her here yesterday....she fused, I cut, we sewed...and by 9pm last night the top was done.

She how has the job of picking up some backing fabric so we can get the quilting done on it..I have already told her that the binding will be HER JOB! :cD

It was an easy quilt to make. The tshirt blocks were cut 12.5"..the frames and sashings are 2.5" cut strips....the cornerstones are 2.5" squares from the ends of the framing strips....I busted stash and we had fun!

Bonnie

15 comments:

Nancy said...

You know I'm not normally a fan of tshirt quilts but this one is REALLY nice. And that border fabric is just perfect! What a great Christmas present for your friends daughter.

Joanne said...

Great quilt! What fun.

Hedgehog said...

Wow! Talk about girls on the run - you ladies are just whipping through this! Great fabrics!

Ms. Jan said...

She came to the right place for speedy help. Great quilt!!

Patty said...

pHow cute. I have never made a tee shirt quilt but may just have to do one. I have some of the girls favorite Irish Dance tee shirts that they will not part with and this may be a great way to keep them for them.

Gail said...

She certainly knew who to go to, it looks great.

Lucy said...

It is so great that you both have fun with making this quilt

Judy said...

Neat t-shirt design, and perfect for making a great quilt from!!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Sometimes it is just plain fun to sew with a friend and split up the tasks - and look at the great top you guys accomplished to boot! Great job!!!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Sandra said...

That T-shirt quilt is faaabulous! It's a great thing to be able to work on a project with someone else. The border is just perfect. Glad you were able to find a bit of time to do it and enjoy it with your friend.

YankeeQuilter said...

I'm sure her daughter will love this quilt. They are great for kids going off to college - no chance of it getting mixed up with anyone elses!
Siobhan

Dawn said...

It turned out wonderful! Wow, that is some major sewing getting done!

Darcie said...

You're a very good friend to put your things on hold and get these T-shirts well on their way to magically becoming a quilt! It looks terrific...very youthful and fun! You should be proud, Bonnie!

anne bebbington said...

Love it! especially those various coloured cornerstones - a really fun quilt that will be very special for her - well done to both of you :o)

Finn said...

Hi Bonnie, what a good choice for borders for the t-shirt quilt!! It's absolutely the perfect fabric. But certainly NOT one that we could have predicted..LOL

The sashing makes the blocks look great..very youthful and fresh. Hugs, Finn