Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
As you may recall, I give all the nieces and nephews wedding quilts, usually some time after the wedding. al! Years ago, my sister, Bev (Angie's mom) asked me to make Angie a t-shirt quilt with all her many, many tees. I said yes and put the tees away in the basement where they would nag me every once in awhile. I had also been thinking about making a reverse seam rag quilt and decided this was a good occasion to honor my commitment to my sister and make a shower gift with special meaning.
So it is done. A few thoughts come to mind. 1) wow - it sure went together quickly. 2) never should have chosen red flannel; even though I washed it several times, it still ran and now all white areas are faintly pink. 3) while the quilt is cute and neat and meaningful, not to mention technically fine, I just don't really like the style. Too much chaos. You wash the quilt several time after finishing it to give it that ragged look and I like my finished quilts looking shiny and new, I guess!
Here are the details:
25 blocks with 10 inch centers from t-shirts and 2-inch borders and backs made of flannel. Finished quilt size is approximately 70 x 70. I used another layer of flannel for batting.