Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The T shirt quilt is done .....

It is the end of February already and since it is a leap year we got an extra day.... thank goodness!!  I am always happy to be given an extra day

I worked out that if I can do 2 of my UFO's a month I will get through them this year - I wonder if I will keep up... anyway.. this is my second UFO for February and I can include it in my Sew It's Finished list

I finished putting all the blocks together a while ago and last week I did the quilting (takes me a few days as I only do a bit at a time) and the binding was stitched down this weekend whilst I watched some cricket....


An all over meander.... .the T shirt fabric isn't the best to practice FMQ - but it will hold together...


I can't pass by spots or stripes on binding.. and this one had all the right colours....


I know youngersonthirdborninthefamily will love it....


it is soft and cuddly .....

I used one of the T shirt printed pieces off the back for my label... rather amused me....


It will be off to it's new home soon....

Thanks to Dawn and Wendy and all the members there at Sew It's Finished for the motivation to finish off our UFO's 


Dawn sent me these lovely stitcher toys  (since I finished lots of UFO's last year she thought I might like to start something new!!) - lovely - I have lots and lots to play with now... thanks Dawn - these are perfect and so sweet of you ....



Righto... Gotta Go... March prep work to be done....

24 comments:

regan said...

Your T-shirt quilt turned out great! But other than the Ramones and Santa Cruz.....I've never heard or seen any of the other stuff. I'm guessing this is a fairly young person this was made for.....teenager? lol

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Well done Fiona, it looks great and I am sure it will be much loved xx

Tarnyia said...

Fantastic idea to use up the t-shirts and save them as i am sure they were treasured once before... a great finish xxx

Allie said...

SUPER finish, Fiona, he'll love it!!! And what a sweet gift from Dawn!

Lyn said...

That is a great quilt and the binding is just perfect..that is a great blog to inspire one to finish those UFO's

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

well done Bubz..it looks fantastic..

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on a great finish!

Janet said...

I haven't like many t-shirt quilts but this one is great!

marina said...

Great job on the tshirt quilt it is so unique.
New goodies for a new project will be good especially if you get all those ufo's done!

Michelle Ridgway said...

I haven't seen one before either. Great idea. Perfect quilt for a younger guy.

Anonymous said...

I think T-Shirt quilts are such a great idea. You did a really nice job. My daughter has all kinds of interesting T-Shirts. Now I see what I can do with them someday.

Patchwork and Play said...

There are some great T-shirts in that quilt, aren't there?It will be nice and cuddly, I should imagine! Your Plume charm pack looks really pretty!

retdairyqueen said...

The quilt looks fantastic. Im sure he will love it

Cheryll said...

It's a great feeling to have a finish especially when its a great quilt! :)

Sunnybec said...

He is going to love that quilt...as will his friends - you may get orders! Love your little gifties not seen Plume before it looks pretty. Hugs x

Cyndi said...

The quilt is fantastic, Fiona, and I'm sure your son is going to love it. Were all of this his old t-shirts?

That was a very nice gift you received from Dawn! Blog friends are the best, aren't they?

Have a great weekend!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Cathy said...

Fi:

Came out great, good job!! Can't wait to try my hand at one. My son is collecting his concert shirts from when he was in high school. thanks for sharing

cathy

Hillbilly Tonya said...

He will love it, congrats on a BIG finish!

Tanya said...

Your T Shirt quilt has turned out a treat...glad I don't have to live with some of those shirts...boys really!!!
Congrats on another finish :)
Hugs Tanya

Susan said...

I am sure your son will spend many hours curled up in that quilt - and isnt that what its all about?

Wonky Girl said...

Great finish, love t-shirt quilts.
Ah, you finished a UFO! I ran out of time this month, maybe can catch up next.
Thanks for sharing all those photos.

Karen said...

This is a wonderful way to keep some special memories. It looks great.
Good luck with your UFO plans.

Stitchin' time said...

Love the colours in the sashing and binding that complement the shirts. My kids all wore their t-shirts to pieces but I wonder if this would work with sloppy joes or if they would be too thick?

Jindi's Cottage said...

It looks fabulous...and really you can't go past a good stripe for a binding, perfect choice...well done...and a reward of new toys as well...have fun with those...

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