At last! After months of secrecy it's "safe" to blog about the gift quilts for my sons. Christian, my 2nd born, turned 27 a few days ago (I had him when I was 8 :-)
I thought it a good idea to upcycle/repurpose his tee shirts, commemorating his interests. This will be like a warm scrapbook! Chef, photography enthusiast, and former daily skateboarder, (tho recently he stated he was about to go "grip it and rip it").
A few months ago, I managed to clandestinely obtain several shirts he was throwing out, and the design wall began to fill up fast!
This NC based company will print on Kona cotton and 6 other fine materials, from submissions by unknown designers everywhere! One that I chose was a skateboarder, which appears to be him!
Also included in the quilt are shirts and blocks commemorating our years living in Russia.
I added solid grey sashing and then borders representing his musical abilities
I stitched in the ditch with the guidance of friend Alice, on her long arm. Most tee shirt quilts don't have quilting on the blocks.