I know that many of you can relate to the fact that I have a collection of t-shirts from college that are full of memories but their days of wear have long since passed. So since i had a collection of shirts, i decided to make a t-shirt quilt out of them.
WOW aka Week of Welcome was the week-long new student orientation program at Cal Poly, SLO (the real Cal Poly). 4 years of volunteering for this group has left me with the memories and shirts.
Those of you that know me know that i am crafty but have never quilted before. I took to the internet to find someone who had a tutorial for me. I found one!! What did people do before YouTube?!? I mean, seriously, how did we survive!
Leslie from Leslie and Zach broke it down into three tutorials that anybody can do.
I must confess that i did not actually find her blog til Part 3 but i used the principals she talks about in her earlier posts as i created my quilt.
Those of you "coordinating color" fiends need to understand that in WOW nothing matches and we did things bold and beautiful. This quilt doesn't have any backs from my shirts but imagine fabric and puffy paint letters/numbers... sheer awesomeness.
This was such a fun project! I'm gonna make another one out of my tri delta shirts. But i think I'll give my sewing hands a break... NAH, who needs that. :)