Wednesday, March 3, 2010

T-shirt Quilts


T-shirt quilts are so popular and I quilt a lot of t-shirt quilts for other quilters. This first t-shirt quilt was pieced by Sherri for her daughter. As her daughter got older, the t-shirt blocks grew bigger. All the small blocks are in the first row and the blocks are bigger towards the last rows.


We both decided on the panto Curlz in a brownish pink colored thread for her daughter's t-shirt quilt.


Green and pink batik border.


Pink batik backing.


Sherri made the next t-shirt quilt for one of her sons.


This t-shirt quilt got a green batik border.


Close up of some of the blocks and the quilting in a tan colored thread...I used the panto called Fossil.


Green scrappy batik backing.


I have quilted another t-shirt quilt with a blue batik border and backing for her other son, but lost the pictures. She added these cute stuffed animals on the children's quilts.


Close up of the stuffed lizard and giraffe.


Now this t-shirt quilt was pieced by Margie for one of her church friends. She used her friend's church t-shirts and turned it into a beautiful quilt top with a white border.


Deb's Swirls panto is the panto I used most of the time on t-shirt quilts. This panto always quilts out so beautifully on the t-shirt sticky, printed pictures.


Blue backing with doves.


Happy Quilting!
~Millie~

17 comments:

Tudy said...

Very nice quilts. Nice to have all the memories that go along with it.

Laurie said...

Millie! You did a great job with the t-shirt quilts! You were able to do beautiful quilting without taking away from the t-shirt pictures. That must have been difficult - to highlight both. You really hit the mark with these quilts! Nice work :)
Laurie

Michelle said...

Hi Millie, Beautiful quilting, it's great to have some of those quilting designs that are staples you can count on. Believe it or not I have yet to quilt a T-shirt quilt nor make one. But what a lovely keepsake.

Zlaty said...

Very pretty quilts and you did a lot of amazing work! Those quilts are so much fun to look at and all the t-shirts!

Happy sewing!

The Quilt Buddy said...

I love the t-shirt quilts! Are the blocks backed with some type of interfacing to give them thickness?

Great job on using subtle quilting to make the quilt come alive.

Bunny said...

Your quilting is beautiful. I have made a few tee shirt quilts. They are really fun to make. I alway have them quilted because I don't usually use cotton batting in them because they are for University gals or guys and I thought that the poly batting with a flannel back would be warmer for them at University. Have fun.

Barb said...

Those T shirt quilts are wonderful! I did one a long time ago and hand quiltedit..sheweee...never again!

Quilt Hollow said...

Hey there Millie...as always wonderful quilting going on at your place.

jovaliquilts said...

The quilting really works with the t-shirts. I like it when the shirts are cut in various sizes to fit the logos -- opens up some different layouts.

*karendianne. said...

What amazes me is your ability to find just the right way to quilt these t-shirt quilts without distracting from the quilt itself. That can't be easy. I am always so impressed with your talent. I say that alot, I know, but it's really true. You are a natural at this, Millie.

(PS: missing Max...) hee!

Nancy said...

Millie, What type of needle do you use when you quilt the T-shirt quilts. I am making one for my husband and am afraid of making holes in it with the longarm needle. I love all of your work.

Eila said...

Really beautiful quilts, and so great idea! I like how the colors fit together! Your work is so amazing!
:)

Tam said...

Perfect quilting Millie on great quilts!
Hugs2u!

Micki said...

Your t-shirt quilt is stunning! How cute it is!
Micki

Quilter Kathy said...

You make such a great job on these tshirt quilts...very inspiring!

Debora said...

Hola Millie,gracias por tu comentario,en mi blog,la verdad que todas ustedes me ssirven de inspiracion para crear,soy nueva en esto,y todos los dias se aprende algo nuevo,espero algun dia llegar como a ser como tu..gracias tambienpor compartir tu s trabajos son fabulosos y no puedo dejar de verlos siempre.un beso Debora.

maria said...

Hello Millie,

You did a fantastic job on the t-shirts quilt.

Maria