As you know from my previous post, I have been working tirelessly on some t-shirt quilts for a Retired Marine. There was originally suppose to be one king size quilt. HOWEVER, there were so many t-shirts, that I had to make a second one for him.
All the prep work of the t-shirts on this one -- cutting, ironing and interfacing (Pellon #931TD Fusible Midweight) -- was done in preparation for the first quilt; BONUS! So all I had to do was lay them out, trim and sew; then add the border. I have to admit, this one was actually a bit harder to layout than the first and I really struggled with the border.
After much deliberation...this past weekend, the second quilt top was completed!
Shhh... Jim has not seen this one either and I want it to be a complete surprise! Hehe! ;)
The borders are from his actual Marine fatigues.
There is actually a really tiny "USMC" printed in the fabric design throughout. Pretty cool, ay?
The top measures 75x92.
The back is Uncle Sam Stars Patchwork in Red from Fabric.com. I thought this was appropriate since the marine colors are red & gold, and I thought the stars felt very patriotic.
Now, it's in the talented hands of longarmer, Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting. I so cannot wait to see this quilt finished in a few weeks.
I am now on the hunt for some great places to photograph both quilts when they are completed in a few weeks. Any suggestions?
Stay tuned for more updates!