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I'm a T-Shirt Quilt-Making Machine!
I've been hard at work on assorted T-shirt quilt samples for my upcoming CreativeLIVE class, and couldn't resist sharing them.
The one above is for my nephew, who as you can see has excellent taste in T-shirts. I love how this one came out - the T-shirt blocks were quite busy-looking when placed next to each other, so I added some black sashing, and then cut leftover scraps from the shirts into LEGO-like blocks to go between. It's backed in a LEGO yellow solid.
...And this one is for my sister in law. These shirts come from the company she's worked for for a long time. They presented an interesting challenge, because even though they say the same thing, they're really diverse in terms of color and mood. I ended up grouping them tightly together and surrounding them with solids, trying to balance the various hues. Symmetrical asymmetry!
This is what makes T-shirt quilting so much fun for me: each pile of shirts has a story to tell, and it's fascinating to find that particular arrangement that lets them tell it.
Next up, a quilt for my brother. It promises to be extremely manly! I'm trying to decide whether to introduce some color, or let it be all neutral like this. We'll see....
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