Finished: T-Shirt Quilt

T-Shirt Quilt Front
T-Shirt Quilt Front

I finally was able to get some people to hold up the T-Shirt Quilt so I could photograph it. I finished it at the beginning of November, I think.

The boys would have held it up for me, but I did want it to be a bit of a surprise for the Young Man. He knew I was making it, but I don’t think he knew it was finished.

My BIL and nephew are both over 6’2″, so it was pretty easy for them to hold it up. They are inexperienced quilt holders, though, so I had to keep reminding them to get out of the photo, hold the quilt straight and taut, etc.  It was kind of funny.

T-Shirt Quilt Back
T-Shirt Quilt Back

I was very glad to have waited to give it to the Young Man at his family party. His face registered “ho hum another quilt” but the adults oohed and aahed and really looked at it closely, which was gratifying.

The only design choice the Young Man suggested was that I don’t put the Blue’s Clues t-shirt on the front. I could work with that, thus it is on the back.

One friend can’t get over my backs. 😉 This one is fairly tame, but she has seen other quilts, which have much more piecing. She loves them and that makes some of the drama of piecing the backs worthwhile. Some day I’ll make her a quilt.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

7 thoughts on “Finished: T-Shirt Quilt”

  1. What a great finish, Jaye! DS liked his Tshirt quilt well enough, but once his friends started seeing it, he really appreciated it!

    1. That border is a pain to make, but it is really effective. I have done it on one other quilt and really liked it. It seemed perfect for this quilt as well.

  2. What a great quilt Jaye!! Like many things from our parents, Young Man will appreciate this even more as he grows older. That’s another thing you learn quickly as a parent….delayed gratefulness LOL.

    1. You are absolutely correct, Tanesha! I have to say that I am enjoying seeing the t-shirts and remembering his sturdy little toddler body wearing them. Perhaps I made it for me? 😉

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