Thursday, March 17, 2011

snapshot of an era

how to make a t-shirt quilt

T-shirts represent memories, some worn down, some pristine, most stashed away in a closet, now gathered together, providing a snapshot of an era.

When I sent out this message to the grandkids about saving their shirts for a quilt like the ones I had made for Melissa and Carrie, I got a big response. Sarah and Madison brought garbage bags full of saved shirts.

Not to be left out, Carrie brought hers, too. Carrie's first t-shirt quilt was made after high school and represents her school days from kindergarten through high school.

Now she has collected enough for another quilt representing the next 10 years of her life, shown above. I told her this was the last one! Buddy said I should teach the kids the process so they can carry on this tradition, sounds like a plan... Carrie!


Carrie said...

Hmmm... as long as that lady with her huge machine is going to be available to quilt it all together! :P

Pam said...

WOW ~~ that is a great quilt! Turned out fantastic~good job Susan. I agree, after the first quilt they need to make their own...making a t~shirt quilts is not for the faint of heart. ;-)

Graduation dates for my oldest 3 grands: 2011, 2014, 2015. I have Tshirts prepped and waiting for the sashing and bkgrd to be delivered. After it is done I will be hitting the wedding quilt fast and furious. Those are my only 2 commitment quilts this year, thus far anyway!

Eddie said...

There will be a quilt exhibition at the Marietta (Ga) Museum of Art starting sometime in April.

spikeygolightly said...

I love the idea of a t-shirt quilt.
Last year, I bought a vintage quilt and had it sent over from America. I love it.