Our nephew Samuel, in Nebraska, just graduated from Hastings High School this past May
(as well as received his Eagle Scout Award).
Post graduation he gathered up the t-shirts he felt he could part with and sent them to me so I could put together this t-shirt quilt.
He is a tall guy (goes without saying for our family)--about 6'3"
and so I had to make sure this quilt was long enough to cover his frame.
That was a trick as he didn't have as many shirts as his sister did.
His older sister is the blondie middle one of this trio of cousins.
I had to be a bit more creative in how I put his quilt all together.
The finished top.
I am really loving the gray/black keyboard look.
A little close-up of some of the t-shirt piecing I did for the borders.
Now to pick out the back, binding and send it off to the quilter.
- Front and back (where possible) of about 7 t-shirts plus a sleeve logo. He had an EXACT duplicate of the white shirt front and back so I only cut the paw print off the second shirt and placed it in the quilt.
- For this quilt I pieced much more of the solid color portion of the t-shirts to add to it, including the sashing. I might have even pulled some solids from other t-shirt quilt extras I had.
- Post about his sister's t-shirt quilt. You can see how different they ended up being even though they attended the same high school and both ran cross country.
- Finished quilt top dimensions: 69 x 89 inches