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Monday, 9 February 2009

T-shirt quilt - finished!

If I had more energy, I'd have an artful shot of it draped around me or something, but I'm lazy, and our chip wall paper (as a backdrop) isn't very attractive.

So here it is, hurrah! All my favourite t-shirts of yore, carefully stowed for years and finally brought out to shine all together.

t-shirt quilt

You might notice that I've arranged the blocks in a sort of checker(draughts)board between white/light and black/deep coloured tees. I think it came out subtly enough, anyways I am pleased with the arrangement.

I knew I was either going to use fleece as the sole backing or the batting, as my quilt would be tied every 16 inches - I don't think any normal batting would stand up to that! Of course, I forgot to actually measure said quilt and said fleece, so it wasn't *quite* as wide as the quilt. Nevermind, I sorted it out with the binding.

t-shirt quilt binding

All in all, it's lovely and cozy and exactly the size of the top of a UK King/US Queen size bed, pretty impressive! The sashing fabric is shot cotton from the Rowan Kaffe Fassett line, and the binding is something random which was cheaper and happened to match. ;) If you'd like to know the meaning behind all the tees, click on this picture to take you to the flickr page, with notes!

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5 comments:

jacicita said...

it's fantastic! maybe it will inspire me to get to work on mine. maybe. :)

Lara said...

It looks fabulous Ellen! Hurrah for finishing it!

Felix said...

You know how much I love this project.

I love the methodical way that you have gone about it, the attention to detail, the care at each stage.

The finished article is just gorgeous. I hope you are really proud of it! What a lovely, personally historic thing to have made and I like how you tagged all the t-shirts in flickr too!

emileeknits said...

Great idea, I've been meaning to do that myself.

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across your page while searching for "Frog Princess" graphics. The quilt is a brilliant idea! It looks great, too. I'm inspired to bring the idea to my craft bee when I move home in the fall.