Thursday, July 22, 2010

Family Reunion T-shirt Quilt

A customer contacted me about doing a queen sized t-shirt quilt for her in-laws. What lucky in-laws she has :o) She boxed up her t-shirts and mailed them to me. I didn't have enough shirts to make a queen sized quilt, so I added extra quilt blocks to make the quilt the right size. I love the challenge of designing a quilting for someone. This one went through 3 design changes before I felt good about it.


I think it turned out quite nicely AND I just got an email from her saying...."OH MY HECK - Carrie this is Amazing! I love this quilt - It's beautiful! I can't thank you enough for all your hard work. I can not wait for my in-laws to open this up. They will be so surprised and touched. Thank you again for everything. You are the best!!" Couldn't help but smile when I got the email =D Thanks!

It's always fun to open a box to find fun and interesting t-shirts that have special meaning to their owners :o)
Here is the backside on light blue fabric.
Here is a close up of the blocks I made using my AccuQuilt Go cutter! Love that machine :o)

6 comments:

J and Company said...

Looks amazing Mom. I love the blocks that you added with the t-shirts. Really pretty!

Melissa Fisk said...

That turned out so neat!! What a lot of work though...wow!!!

Kelly said...

Mom it looks great! Want to get me an accu cutter for Christmas?!!! I am sure I'd put it too good use, or I can just wait until I move out East!

Venita Dimmick said...

The quilt turned out so nice! I am always impressed with your talent, but never surprised. I wish I was in a life situation that I could take time to quilt. Some day soon when there is no wedding in the near future and a toddler will become a little boy, and summertime when not prepping for seminary. Someday I will come up to Md with some fabric and will come home with a quilt my sister helped me create--no pressure! :)

Peg said...

It looks even better in person! I should have sent you another email after we got back from the reunion- They cried buckets when they opened it up. Everyone loved it. Thanks again for all your hard work! now if I can talk my husband onto letting you make me one!

the emily said...

Wow Carrie! It looks amazing. I saw the pictures on Peggy's blog and had to come check it out. You are amazing!