In Progress – T-Shirt Quilt Commission

An old friend had a bunch of concert t-shirts that she asked me to make into a quilt for her. She sent the shirts to me and I cut them into blocks and stabilized them with woven interfacing. She chose Chillingsworth Black Skull Damask, which I think is perfect for this quilt. That fabric will be the borders around the blocks and the backing. I sewed the blocks into columns and then laid them out in the photo below to measure them all so I could add borders at the top and bottom of the short columns.

t-shirt-quilt-top

After I got the columns evened up, I sewed them together and then added a small plain black border around the whole top. I sewed the backing together and sandwiched the quilt yesterday, but I forgot to take pictures before I took it back down to my sewing machine. I’m going to quilt it by stitching in the ditch and I think I’m going to quilt an X across each block to stabilize them a little bit more.

Can’t wait to get this one done and off to its new home! 🙂