Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The spirit of Besty Ross does NOT dwell here

Attn: Real quilters/seamstresses need not continue

I have seen t-shirt quilts before. I was browsing online the other month and saw one made using sports shirts. This is F's last season of rec soccer so I decided I wanted to make one. Having given several of his shirts away to goodwill over the years, I went and purchased back as many as I could find. (My own little economic stimulus contribution) Adding to what I had kept/been given, here is the finished product.
The most disappointing part is that I sewed the green polka fabric around the edge for the binding, but couldn't make it work. I cut it too small, then had to cut it iff, so alas, I caved and used the pre-made binding. Plus, the stretchy material was a bear, especially for my beginning level skill, but, hey. So Betsy Ross, I am not, but I am counting on the mega-crooked seams and the not-so-straight-lines going unnoticed to the tween. (how can I squeeze one more apositive into this post?)

11 comments:

Lauren in GA said...

Seriously, that quilt is so fantastic. I love that it has sentimental value. Great recovery work you did there to get shirts to complete it.

Coiner Family said...

Jaime that looks so cool! You should see my first t-shirt quilt....Looks great!

Nicki said...

Awesome. I have been saving all my camp shirts for the past million years in hopes of making a t-shirt quilt. I have not quilting ability so you have definately inspired me.

Jenny said...

great job, and knowing Finn it will be treasured.

Ann said...

i love it! you did a great job! can you come and do my t-shirt quilt that i started 8+ years ago???

Amy said...

who's Besty Ross?

Dirt Queen said...

It looks great! Dont be so hard on yourself. In my opinion those of us who don't have mega natural ability get kudos just for trying.

Beth Freestone said...

What a cute idea! I had to outsource the sewing on of Quinton's cub scout patches. To me this is very impressive!

Elizabeth said...

That is awesome. That is great you are sewing so much.

Lauren in GA said...

Hey...does Betsy Ross have an Etsy?

I am so hilarious...just ask me anytime...I am totally happy to tell you how funny I am.

Bob and Joan said...

Once again you are the champ. Great job! This will be a life time treasure. And on top of it all you jump started the economy of Virginia.