Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Finish: My First T-shirt Quilt

Well it is Friday again.  I started off the week on a great note, but fizzled quickly.  We had freezing sleet on Sunday, so Monday dawned cold and icy.  That meant I didn't have to take Sharla to work, so I loaded my first t-shirt quilt and got it quilted, labeled and bound all on Monday.

I had an easier time with the loops on this one, but have to be honest and say there is one major bugger spot. The last t-shirt on the last row (I'm Grumpy) has really rubber-like letters and the machine caught on it and didn't want to move. I really had to jerk it to make it move, so that loop is pretty awful! You can see it below, but over all I'm happy with it and you don't really see it from the front.

If you don't see it on the front it on the "py".  I also got some flack because I had the nerve to put an OU t-shirt next to a Texas t-shirt.  That is a big deal down here, but my response was that's the way I roll.  To be honest I'm not even sure where I got these shirts, but somehow I'm guessing from Callie.

Since I finished this on Monday that gave me Tuesday to work on something else and so I began piecing my Kissing Booth Turning Twenty top.  I have to admit I love this pattern.  The pieces are large so they show off the fabrics wonderfully and it so very easy to put together.  I have the center of the top done. But still have to do the three borders.

After two very productive days things came to a halt.  Partly because Wednesday after work I decided to re-arrange the family room.  Something Sharla has been wanting for several weeks, but we've not been able to get Cole to do for one reason or another.  So leave it to me to decide, I can manhandle all the furniture.  I did get most of it done, and all of the really big stuff I moved (but my back was saying..."What are you thinking").  Cole helped us finish up last night.  It still has lots that needs to be done, but Sharla and I are much happier.  I did get a few half square triangle blocks done last night, and I'll show you more of that later. Today I'm linking up with . . . Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday, Sew Giving,  NTT (Needle and Thread Thursday) and Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio.


  1. It looks great! I'd say you got enough accomplished by Wed. that you wouldn't have had to admit to fizzling the rest of the week! :)

    BTW, totally cannot see the glitch on the front - and it was the perfect place to do it "I'm Grumpy" LOL

  2. Great job on the T-shirt quilt! Someday I'm going to get the nerve up to make one for my son. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. T-shirt quilts scare me! did it stretch? did you have to line them? I have a huge pile of discarded t-shirts from my husband - the well-loved kind with holes under the arms - and the only way I got him to stop wearing them is by promising a t-shirt quilt. Love to see what others do with t-shirts, and yours is great. I agree with "Quilt Musings" who commented above. If there had to be a glitch, this was the perfect spot to have it!

  4. Your t-shirt quilt looks wonderful! If you had not pointed out your problem area, I would have never noticed it. Such wonderful work! I need to start on a t-shirt quilt too with all of my old Summer Reading Program library t-shirts. (haha) -Brittany

  5. great t shirt quilt, and no one will ever notice that one loop! and love your turning twenty quilt too!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  6. Never point out the mistakes! My last finish I missed two lines along the border. No one but me even knows what that looks like. If you don't point it out, no one will notice. Besides, does the quilting do the job of holding the layers together? Yes! Thanks for the share!

  7. Your t-shirt quilt turned out great! We are always the first to see the mistakes and we always think about them too much! I do this a lot! On one of my quilts I had a major mistake on it, well I asked my husband if he noticed it and he could not find it--so I figured if I don't point it out then no one will notice it but me! You did a lovely job on both of the quilts! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    Fabric Frenzy Friday


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