Saturday, February 18, 2012

FNSI - The T shirt quilt top.......

I had previously finished with the cutting and slicing and started the stitching for son's T shirt quilt ....

having fiddled around with the sizes and placement so it could be made into equal sized strips...


there are T shirts I don't like much ......

 .. those that make me nostalgic....

  those depicting legends...

those that are morbid!.....

those that show good taste in the fabric design..... (only) .....


... those with dodgy stains a mother prefers not to think about.....

... those a mother would like to change.....


those that are inspirational (patchwork and quilting) .....


but they came together okay....

Thanks to Heidi and Bobbi who host FNSI - the way to get things done


(I used his favourite colours of yellow, green and red to make a patchy sashing and a dark charcoal/brown textured cotton for the outside border....

the back is a check which I have appliqued on a couple of the other 'bits' from T shirts to add a bit of interest.....


I am hoping to take advantage of the extralongFNSIbecauseIlivedownunder day and get the quilting started

Gotta Go..... lawn to be mowed, quilting to be done....

27 comments:

Narelle said...

This is amazing!
I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised how well the tshirts look altogether like that :)

Christine M said...

Looks great Fiona. I've been putting special t shirts of the boys' away for "one day"!

marina said...

you have done a fantastic job! It looks great. I would applique 'your mother' over the top of that t shirt too.
Super!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Hi Fiona, I have just shown this post to my teenager and he loves the idea of hit t-shirt becomming another quilt. Looks like we will start saving some :o) Thank you AGAIN for the inspiration

Anonymous said...

whow Fiona,you are so clever that quilt is so awesome,well done my friend on another great project.xx

Susan said...

I'm sure that was far more challenging than the end result shows - manipulating sizes etc - but it will be such a treasure for your son.

Teresa said...

Well done Fiona... it looks amazing. They went together nicely and I love the added bits on the back. I have a box full of the kids t'shirts to do this too as well. One day I am going to get around to putting them into a quilt as well... one day....

Jennifer said...

That's certainly a fun quilt!

retdairyqueen said...

Looks great How did you go using the t shirts to stop them stretching?
I want to make a quilt from some of my daughters clothes ( i lost her to Breast cancer last year) and was unsure how to use the t shirts She was a t shirt kinda girl

Grethe said...

What a great idea out in a super quilt! Your son must be very pleased;good work done:-)

Jindi's Cottage said...

Wow how great has that turned out!!!..I'm sure he'll love it...

Helen said...

Great quilt! If only my son would actually bring home some of his tee shirts (instead of them living at his mates place!!) I could make one too!!

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

I love it. At least yu don't have to pick up the shirts of the floor!
Good luck with the quilting.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Maria said...

You did have a very good FNSI Fiona. I am sure your son will love his quilt.

Craft to Do said...

Great work Fiona!!
I would love to get my hands on my DH T-Shirt collection and make some quilts. Then there might be some room in my wardrobe. he he Sandra

Karen said...

That turned out so cool! Do you have a post on how you made your design wall? I love that!

Quilt Kitty said...

That is great Fiona. Lucky son! Tracee xx

Cheryll said...

What a great quilt for your son and so full of memories too! :)
Well done.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

What a huge task cutting and sizing all those T-shirts.
The final result couldn't be better. I love it!!! Great FNSI.

The Thompsons said...

It came together really well! He's going to love it - I love the appliques on the back- what a fun addition!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

That certainly has more character than any tshirt quilt that I've ever done!

Wee Little Birds said...

OH how I laughed reading your comments about your sons T shirts...truly boys wear some interesting shirts. It has come together so well I hope he appreciates your work.
Hugs Tanya

Debbie J said...

I really liked the way the t shirt quilt turned out. I would like to make one some day. Good job for FNSI!!!!!

Raelene said...

Fantastic Fiona, especially OBEY YOUR MOTHER.
Hugs

Janet said...

That is a funky batch of t-shirts!

Nicky said...

Love it Fiona .... bet he's thrilled with it!

HG's Blog said...

The T shirt quilt looks great!!! It's shock me.

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