Saturday, May 29, 2010

Commission T-shirt quilt

I've been working on a commission t-shirt quilt. It will be a graduation gift for someone finishing high school. I like the way it came out (though I have realized that I have undercharged by quite a bit). This photo shows the quilt finished except for the binding and the label. I'm embroidering a label right now. I'm not sure if I'll be happy with the way it's coming out because I'm using one strand of floss and it looks kind of choppy. If I'm not happy with it, I just hand-write the label.
This is the backing fabric. It's a blue paisley in the Good Earth collection by Alexander Henry Fabrics. It's quilted in a variegated green with a meandering pattern. I meandered right over the t-shirt motifs. It seemed to work fine except for when the image on the t-shirt was especially thick. Then I found that my thread kept breaking unless I slowed way down.

We're also attempting to paint the master bedroom this weekend, which involves removing an especially ugly wallpaper border. It's going to be a busy one!


  1. beautiful, cheryl! and painting the master bedroom sounds like a splendid holiday chore. :) i'll see you when i get back june 7.

  2. I have to say, bordering each shirt and the placement would be alot of work!! It looks GREAT!! LOVE the back fabric....congrats on the custom order.

  3. congrats on quilt, it's coming along nicely. Hope all the painting went well this weekend, it's one of my least favorite activities.

  4. What a wonderful T shirt quilt! Love the layout and the soft green fabric is perfect.

    Cute, cute tooth fairy pillows!