Saturday, September 6, 2008

My Brief Stint With Sweatshirt Quilts

A couple of years ago when my daughter was 2 or 3 months old, I heard that someone wanted a sweatshirt quilt or two made. They were shirts from the deceased wife of a widower. The task was a bit intimidating, but I plunged in. With both feet and a newborn.

That's the last time I'll make a quilt out of sweatshirts! I learned that they are incredibly heavy. I learned that I don't like to tie quilts. Not at all. Plus, I messed up the big one the first time around and had to re-do it. I did enjoy figuring out how the shirts would work together and figuring out how much of the scraps from the shirt I had & could use elsewhere. I'll try some with t-shirts though!

Here are some photos:

4 comments:

FabricsNQuilts said...

Beautiful!!!

UxCritter said...

For all the hassels you went through, you'd never know it with the wonderful results you achieved! Hey, I have that upside down mickey on my tshirt! I wear it all the time. : ) lol

Whidden-Phillips said...

Cindy the quilt is great.
Both your sites are awesome! I am so happy for you. The quilts you made for your nieces and nephews are incredible.
Lots of Love,
Mary

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the advice; think I;ll make a lap quilt. Yours look great :-)