Monday, January 25, 2021

T-Shirt Quilt Finish

 I am happy to introduce to you the first official finish of 2021!  About this time last year, I was approached by a friend about making a T-shirt quilt.  This was my first time and the process was much easier than I had anticipated. of the things that made it a tad easier was, I didn't actually iron all those shirts to the stabilizer.  My friend volunteered to do that part.  It was a bigger help to me than she will ever realize.  I was so focused on piecing this one that I didn't take any shots of the making process.  There is always the next one.

Once upon a time, this pattern was a freebie over at Craftsy/Blueprint.  It was one of Angela Walter's The Midnight Quilt Show quilts.  As of writing this post, I could not find a working link for the pattern anywhere.   I'm really glad I snagged a free copy when I did.

One thing I will say about a T-shirt quilt is that with the addition of the stabilizer to the back of some of the blocks, it is a little heavier than your average quilt.  Not crazy heavy but you can definitely notice when you are pushing it around while quilting.

 For the actual quilting I decided to do a simple stipple in Aurifil #2600 Dove.  Honestly, I was looking for a fast simple finish that would leave the quilt super soft.  Stippling was a perfect choice. 

To finish things off I decided on a flange binding.  In my head I envisioned a fun pop of silver flange with the dark purple binding.  What I got was a little bit different than what I had in mind.

 I vaguely remember being engrossed in a  Netflix show and managed to cut my binding strips flip flopped.  I ended up with a purple flanged that blends in and a silver binding.  Not that big of a deal.  The stays.

I absolutely loved the backing fabric!

And I wasn't the only one.

When the resident once feral cat breaks his no lap policy, you know it's good.

Last week the quilt was officially delivered to its new owner.  She was super excited to receive her quilt.  I hope that it brings her lots of warmth over the years and allows her to remember all the great times she had earning all those T-shirts.


Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations on your first finish of 2021! Oh wow, your friend really gave you a lot of help by ironing on the stabilizer. The quilt finished beautifully and you are so right that it has a bit more weight than a normal quilt. I'm sure it's going to be treasured.

Anonymous said...

Lovely finish! And there is nothing better than a quilt that has been properly inspected by the resident feline.


Kathleen said...

What a great finish - and is your friend for hire??? I have a t-shirt quilt that is languishing....but one day I will return to it. I love the finish and congrats on one in before the end of January!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Fabulous finish, Tish! And that once feral cat looked like he dared you to make him move - just try it. HAHA - glad you didn't! Nice job. I see many more t-shirt quilts in your future. ~smile~ Roseanne

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Congrats!! It turned out great. I need to find a quilting assistant. LOL I snagged that pattern as well. Someday I'll get around to making my t-shirt quilt.

Lori said...

Congratulations on your first finish of the year. This is simply gorgeous. I have some tea shirts for my daughter and son and I just love this pattern. It really highlights them.

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