It’s time for the big reveal– the first quilt of 2011. I made this for my step-brother Ryan’s college graduation gift. This was promised last May, and I guess you could say I’m running a little behind, which should be no surprise. (Truth be told, it took a while for him to gather the shirts and get them to me. Once I had the shirts, it took time editing them and then collecting sashing fabrics.)
I started with over 50 t-shirts and a bolt of interfacing… thank goodness my stepbrother hoards clothes! I highly recommend that if you ever make a t-shirt quilt, you make one for someone with 5o shirts, too… because then you can go with whatever color scheme you want.
I was very apprehensive about making this. I even offered him money instead, but he chose the quilt, and now, I’m so glad he did. This was easy and fun! Can you tell that everything I’ve been working on this year has been inspired by my experience at the Denyse Schmidt workshop?