Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My First Quilt

Last summer was a rather lonely, projectless summer for me.  So in order to avoid that this summer, John surprised me with a most welcome gift: a sewing machine.  My first project was a quilt made with squares of the T-shirts of my past.

First I laid out the shirts.

I ironed fusible interfacing onto the squares of the shirts to help stabilize the jersey.  It kind of worked.  I also changed the layout from this original one and left out the smaller row.  My mom also helped me rearrange the squares a little.

The blue fabric in the corner is a pair of crazy pajama pants I got in Korea.  I was so happy with the red, white and blue fabric I got for the sashing.  It ended up looking better than I hoped!

All in all, it turned out really well.

The backing is fleece.

It's a great quilt.  I already snuggled with it this morning!


  1. I love, love, love your new blog! Thanks for sending me the link. Just a few hours ago I addressed your very late wedding gift and it will be coming your way in the next few days.

  2. That is so awesome! I totally love it. You have some really cute t-shirts on it, too.

  3. Cool! Very impressed. And excited about the blogging! :)

  4. Yey! A Harrison blog! I'm so totally a subscriber.