MCM #7 – T-Shirt Quilt – Done!

Today is a happy, happy day. Jen’s t-shirt quilt is finally finished and I am so happy to check this one off my list and share it with you as my crush for this week.

TShirt Quilt for Jen

This has been one difficult project, mostly because of all the added pressure I felt to make sure it turned out okay. When someone has passed and their loved one gives you the responsibility of making a memory quilt let me tell you, it’s a heavy load!

But, all the worrying was for nothing. Jen’s mom made all the decisions and I was there to guide and implement her choices. We worked well together as a team and I really do like the way the shirts seem to float off the background.

tShirt Quilt Floating Squares

I hesitated to start the quilting because I didn’t know how quilting through a decal on a t-shirt would work. Let’s face it – once that needle goes through that decal there is no turning back!

After consulting with several other quilters, I chose to use Superior Threads Mono-Poly thread on the top in a dense meander, a size 14 needle, and King Tut 40# in the bobbin. This combination was magic! After a few tension adjustments I took a deep breath and started quilting.

FMQ Meander Invisible Thread

There was not one breaking thread, and absolutely no problems with the quilting at all. Whew! I almost cried when that last stitch went in, I was that relieved. 🙂

I plan on delivering the quilt to my brother and sister-in-law today and I know they will love it. I hope it helps them in their sorrow in some small way.

While  I was out freezing my butt off to get that tree shot (why did I think I needed to do that in such frigid temps?!?), I took this pretty shot of the icicles hanging from the house:

Icicles in Snow

I love all the ridge detail and the way the sun is just starting to hit them. We’re suppose to have a major warm-up today and tomorrow so these will be gone soon. I’m glad I was able to capture this shot.

In case you missed yesterday’s post, there are lots of fun giveaways sponsored by Craftsy that you’ll want to be sure to get in on this week. You can read all the details and enter by clicking below.

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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21 Responses to MCM #7 – T-Shirt Quilt – Done!

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  2. Alycia says:

    Beautiful T Shirt Quilt! I bet she was happy with it. LOVE your icicles!!!

  3. I really like how you added the shadow to each of the T shirt blocks, it really makes them stand out nicely.

  4. Jasmine says:

    I love the shadows for each of the blocks. This turned out great! Congrats on the finish.

  5. Lynne Tilley says:

    Oh my goodness, the quilt turned out SUPERBLY! Honestly, the design is fabulous. I made a T-shirt quilt for my son from all his basketball and soccer shirts from childhood which he had saved (he’s 30 now), and I agonized over it. It turned out okay, but I wasn’t that happy with it. The design is so hard to work out. Yours is fabulous and if I ever decide to try something like that again, I am going to follow your lead!

  6. Kelli F. says:

    That T-shirt quilt is BEAUTIFUL!! 😀 Love it!

  7. Sandra says:

    You nailed it on the floating effect Beth! The colours are so vibrant too. I’ve saved your post for reference because of your thread and needle information. 🙂 Hugs, as I cannot imagine the stress you felt. It’s truly wonderful.

  8. The icicles picture is pretty! You did a lovely job with the quilt, Beth. I hope you and your family find some comfort in this.

    -Soma xx

  9. quiltingmod says:

    The drop shadow effect is really nice.

  10. Julie Stocker says:

    Bravo, Beth. I don’t know how you got through it, but you did. It’s the most stylish tee shirt quilt I’ve ever seen, and she would love that you made it so special.

  11. Bonnie in Va says:

    I love how the t shirts float on the quilt. Great job!

  12. Cathy says:

    The t-shirt quilt is wonderful! You did a fantastic job.

  13. acbeier71 says:

    Beautiful job, Beth. This has so much love in it.

  14. Tish says:

    Congrats on a gorgeous finish. I love how the shirts look as though they are coming right off the quilt. The colors you chose were perfect. It’s a quilt that is full of life and fun. I can only imagine the added pressure of wanting perfection for this one, but take a deep breath and exhale, you HIT it out of the park.

  15. Colleen says:

    Beth, the quilt turned out wonderfully. What a gift you have given them. I do hope your family finds comfort in it.

  16. The quilt is wonderful. Love the shadows…they do make the t-shirts pop! Congrats on a beautiful finish…I know that quilt will be so, so loved.

  17. katyquilts says:

    This might be my favorite t-shirt quilt ever! I love the green “shadows.”

  18. Kate says:

    Beautifully done! The red really makes the shirts pop and the “shadows” really add depth. Congrats on a great finish.

  19. Gina says:

    That is a great quilt. I love the way the t shirts just pop out of the quilt.

  20. Congratulations, Beth – that is a huge finish in both meaning, size, and importance. Much love to you, brother, sister-in-law, and all of Jen’s loved ones. <3

  21. Peggyinno says:

    You did an excellent job with this quilt! I love the ‘shadow’! i’m sure this gift will be much appreciated. Beautiful!

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