Sunday Stash #95 – A T-Shirt Challenge
A slightly different addition for Sunday Stash this week. Normally, I round up some glitterific fabrics, that somehow, miraculously find a home in my stash. (I don’t know how they get there, either! It must be the fabric fairies?) However, a few weeks back my younger brother, Cody, sent me a Facebook message:
Cody: I had an idea for a quilt for me if you ever have some free time from everyone else’s.
Molli: Haha! Awesome, what is it? I always have time for a quilt for you
Cody: I have a bunch of old t-shirts and I was wanting to see if you could do one of those t-shirt quilts in a queen size?
Molli: Oh yeah totally! I have one of those too that grandma made, so have been wanting to try making one myself. So definitely! Don’t get rid of them
Cody: I was going to have mom and dad ship them to you if you would do it. They are mostly all Coweta shirts. Just whenever you can get it to me is good.
Colour me flattered that my younger brother would ask for a quilt from me! Forget the ribbons, publications, and television appearances, this has gotta be one of the best forms of quilt flattery ever! I received the box shortly after that conversation and found fifteen nostalgic t-shirts tucked inside, along with some yummy American chocolate treats. Woo hoo!
The colour palette for the t-shirts is mostly black and white, with some orange, purple and green thrown in. That means a secondary colour scheme, and should be quite interesting and balanced to work with. With only fifteen shirts, I’ll need to add quite a bit of additional patchwork to meet the queen size requirements. That’s fine by me though, because I think there’s some creative options here just waiting to be discovered!