As I made quilt after quilt for others, I thought long and hard about what would be in mine once I decided to make it. The occasion came when I wanted to do my first craft show and needed a backdrop. I made myself a queen size quilt of all the different fandoms I had since I was little.
For backing and the sashing intersections, I chose a magenta fabric that was pretty bold and balanced it out with simple black.
Some of the shirts I already had on hand, some were gifts, some had been worn for years, and some were never worn. I had some especially made at the local screen printing place for this quilt.
At every craft show I do, it’s the biggest draw to my booth, and I learn a lot about folks based on which shirt they’re drawn to.
Fandoms include: Dr. Who, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rainbow Brite, Jane Austen, Wicked, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Firefly, The Last Unicorn, The Princess Bride, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, DC and Marvel comics, Shakespeare, The Neverending Story, She-Ra, Studio Ghibli, Edward Gorey, Downton Abbey, Daria, Muppets, Jurassic Park, Duck Tales, and Lewis Carroll.
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Love the quilt. I have plans to make one also…
I’ve fallen in love with t-shirt quilts. I always feel like they’re the ultimate recycling.
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Grrr, A blog is had by me on my website and it sucks. I actually
removed it, but may need to bring it back. You gave me inspiration!
Thanks! Other than quilting, writing is life. Keep it up!