Adventures in the life of a gorram nerd

Finally!! I have been keeping this quilt a secret since April and it’s been killing me! People who know me know that I’m comedically bad at keeping good secrets. I get so excited and want the person to get their awesome surprise now and … yeah… For this quilt, I haven’t wanted to accidentally spill it so I’ve kept it top secret, no pictures, no mentions in posts anyway, etc. Torture for me.

A friend of mine lost her father this past April. I spoke with her mom (who is the Tetris quilt recipient) in April who gave me some of her husband’s shirts to make a t-shirt remembrance quilt. My friend was very grateful when she received this, which was wonderful to see and be apart of. I know she’s really struggling with her father’s passing and so I’m glad to be able to help her.

t-shirt tshirt quilt UA University of Arizona Arizona State ASU WSU Sundevils Sparky Wildcats Bear Down Memory quilt fusible interfacing

Being from Tucson, it’s a huge University of Arizona Wildcat town and I loved these shirts. Especially the Good, Bad, and Ugly one… sorry Sparky.

t-shirt tshirt quilt UA University of Arizona Arizona State ASU WSU Sundevils Sparky Wildcats Bear Down Memory quilt fusible interfacing

For collared shirt, I was able to keep the button on there and the quilter (carefully) quilted around it. You can see the hearts that she quilted on there in brown thread.

t-shirt tshirt quilt UA University of Arizona Arizona State ASU WSU Sundevils Sparky Wildcats Bear Down Memory quilt fusible interfacing

T-shirts are not my favorite material to work with. They’re very stretchy, so I used a fusible interfacing to add some stability when I was working on these. And, one thing I forgot to check was that all of the shirts were made of cotton. Because synthetics melt. On to your brand new iron. Though after you get past the “OMG, am I burning the house down??” panic, it’s actually pretty cool, especially once it cooled and I could peel it off the iron. I did need to get a new iron though (even using all of the iron cleaning products I could get my hands on)

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