I mentioned in previous posts that I was working on a T-shirt Memory quilt for a neighbor's son's birthday. I finished it up and I am really pleased with the way it turned out. My neighbor and her son loved it as well. Hooray, a happy ending!
This quilt was made of a dozen of the boy's outgrown shirts featuring some of his favorite characters: Spiderman, Lego people, Star Wars, Thomas the Tank Engine, Batman... the usual cast of boy favorites. The shirts were all different sizes, so instead of placing the shirts into a grid pattern, I went with a less structured pattern that allowed me to use as much of each t-shirt design as possible. Spaces between the shirts were filled in with other fabrics the mom had collected over the years (firetrucks, bulldozers, and some blue gingham from the boy's bedroom curtains).
The back is a solid dark blue flannel. Finished dimensions are approximately 75" x 60".
I hope that one day I can walk up the street and get a better picture of the whole thing laid out flat. I was so excited to pass the quilt along to the family that I didn't take a picture before handing it over! These pictures are courtesy of the recipient's mom. Don't blame her for the MS Paint photo-shopping; I take full responsibility for that mess.