Okay, my previous blog post deleted for some unknown reason, so I’m trying this again…
I don’t know about you, but whenever I’m just sitting on the couch, I am snuggled up in a quilt.
Football season calls for a lot of just sitting on the couch — I do love my football! I also have the good luck of being a Notre Dame alum & fan, and what with their NBC contract showing all their home games, I get to watch lots of college football! (My other alma mater is University of Houston, and although they are less than 200 miles away, I can’t watch any of their games on TV ~ BOO!) I’m sadly missing football season right now, so it is as good a time as any to share my new cuddle-during-games quilt:
I did actually finish this quilt before the end of the last football season, and watched my Irish win their bowl game while snuggled warm and cozy underneath it. YAY!
I previously blogged about this quilt here. The shirts are The Shirt from when I attended Notre Dame and for some years beyond. (Ten shirts total – used fronts and backs since both have designs.) Proceeds from The Shirt go to charity, and it is awesome to see all the students wearing it at home games. It is also unbelievable that these shirts are in any condition to be made into a quilt because I wore them ALL. THE. TIME. Yep, I definitely lived in ND t-shirts those years. (We’ll forgo any photographic evidence of that right now…)
I know t-shirt quilts are fairly ordinary, but I did want to recommend my stabilizer. I stabilized all the t-shirts with Pellon’s Easy-Knit Fusible Tricot.
I bought a whole bolt of this stabilizer and HIGHLY recommend it for working with t-shirts. I was completely worried about the stretching I’d have with the t-shirts, especially since I didn’t use sashing between the blocks. But this stabilizer is pretty lightweight and was a dream to work with, and the quilt is perfectly square.
The quilting was done by That Quilter (my Mom) yet again – I love the shamrock pattern she found and the green thread is great!
Another favorite of this quilt is the backing — it’s flannel with some pretty-darn-cool appliques if I do say so myself (and I do!):
My little Irish cheerleader likes the backing too, and just before this was taken tried to sit on it and thus it fell off the fence. Oops!
Suffice it to say, this quilt is H.E.A.V.Y. what with the t-shirts and flannel backing! My husband’s not a fan of using it for that reason, but that’s okay, I like the weight. Oh, and this quilt is BIG, especially for a couch quilt. 60″ x 75″ big. (Each t-shirt is a 15″ square.)
Getting into shaking her pompom a little bit more.
So happy to have finished this quilt just for me, and even happier to share it!
Oh, I’m also putting this as my entry into the current Bloggers’ Quilt Festival:
I’m a little late on it this year — be sure to check out all the beautiful quilts out there!
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