Klein Oak T Shirt Quilt
I've been an officer for KO Wrestling Booster club for the past 2 years and another member of our team also serves on the committee responsible for the Senior Prom for this year. She asked if I would make a tshirt quilt to raffle as a fund raiser. My son is a junior this year, not a senior but I agreed if it could be small. My recommendation was a 12 tee quilt.
Cyndi agreed to reimburse for the fabric, the rest was my contribution. Cyndi chose the style from examples I showed her and also rounded up new tshirts that represent events or activities that occurred during these 4 years. I took one of the best Tees for school colors with me to shop for fabrics and found the perfect Black and Gold in Kona Cotton and then found a bright, colorful fabric for the backing.
After careful consideration of all the tees she was able to obtain, some were culled because they were prom events that only seniors can attend so the Class of 2016 may not have attended any of those. Many were lists of donors that while nice as a remembrance, they don't add a lot of visual interest for a raffle quilt with an unknown recipient. Plus I was tying to keep the size down as this is a freebie for me. Remember I don't generate income on the days that I am shopping, rough cutting and fusing then final block cuts on the tees, discussing, creating the top, quilting and binding.... and I have a business because I need the income. It's much more manageable for me if YOU make the tshirt quilt and bind it... leaving only the quilting for me to do. I don't have that much time to even make my own quilt tops anymore. But I do like to help our kids and our community so I always try to quilt X # of donation quilts each year.
Top after all the sashings sewn in. I made this last month, I'm thinking the size was 71 X 71. Perfect to keep the backing at 2 widths of fabric.
Close up of hand quided panto. Spiral Square by Keryn Emmerson.
This was only picked up this week and it occurred to me that I may not have taken quilt pictures. Mick was home and held it up for me so I could get a quick full size pic and sure enough, searching my photos I did not take finished pics. I know the quilting finished late in the day and also binding (all applied by machine but still so time consuming). I like to take pictures when the sun is shining! So... this will have to do. At least I got a closeup and decent pics during constructions. I hope this brings some nice cash to the event. It feels wonderful. I have a feeling that my friend is going to be bidding on this!