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T-Shirt Memory Quilt

Finally got out those old t-shirts and made something with them! These are from my hikes, walks, and rowing days of yesteryear.

And of course, the “sensitive artist” t-shirt was placed on the back in case anyone decided they didn’t like the quilt…ha! What’s not to like? Lots of color. Nothing matches. Perfect. And in case you too need a “sensitive artist” t-shirt, the designer is Fred Babb. I picked up this shirt at a museum when traveling to Sacramento years ago.

Striped fabrics are really fun to work with, and lo and behold, when I went into my stash I found quite a few. Amazingly I still have a lot of striped fabrics left, even after making this colorful quilt. Who knew?

Yes, I’ll keep working on stash busting!

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Framed Quilted T-Shirt Art

This is a keeper! I cut up an old t-shirt from my business (Mocha Lisa) and quilted it with a thin batting. The cross-hatch design is kind of like a chain-link fence, don’t you think? Perfect to keep with the dog-themed shirt.

Then I found an old beat up picture frame at St. Vincent de Paul, spray painted it black, and cut the quilted piece to fit.  Then I taped the back to hold the quilt in, put on a picture frame hanger, and WA LA….wall art.

I absolutely love this and am going to make more. Look out t-shirt drawer, here I come!

And maybe I should offer this up for my customers? Perhaps not the framing part, but I certainly could do the quilting part.