Auburn T-shirt Quilts

This was a Father’s Day commission.  I’ve never really been into sports unless I was actually on the team, so I had no qualms about making an Auburn quilt or two.  I’ll admit it was a good thing I didn’t care or have any loyalty to another team because I was up to my elbows in orange and blue for a long time.  Right after this commission I had an order for a Detroit Tigers quilt, so MORE orange and blue.

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Detroit Tigers quilt with alternating frames style

It was fun, though, because these quilts had a lot of “trash talk” shirts, and I chuckled at more than one of them.

I also had some baby clothes to try and work in – a couple of hats and a bib along with a pair of shorts and a couple of baby shirts.  I was able to do it with the help of fusible interfacing and invisible thread.

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One of the trash-talk shirts and above it is a baby hat.

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One of the quilt was my standard size and sashing look.  The first row, second from the bottom, was a handkerchief, and I used the back of one of the other shirts and made it into a block.

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The other one took a little more thought because it was what I refer to as “jigsaw”.  I spend a lot of time working on my graphic paper pad for the jigsaw style because everything has to fit together just right.

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The backing for the jigsaw quilt was fun because we decided to split the back between orange and blue.  I kept my usual method of fold-over binding, so the binding is also duel-colored!  I also did my usual loops and swirls quilting pattern.

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Related blogs and posts:

Auburn University Healing Quilts Initiative

Auburn University Quilts of Gees Bend

 

 

Author: Quest Quilts

Just your average citizen who loves literature and quilts and has an uncommon proclivity for both.

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