A Quilt for My Third Daughter

Posted on June 19, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in People, Quilts

Years ago, my daughter and her best friend, who I call my third daughter, both asked me to make them t-shirt quilts. Several years ago, I finally finished one for my second daughter, and you can see it HERE.

Then, naturally, I procrastinated on the next one. Last fall, I set in on it, and thought I’d have it done by Christmas, but that didn’t happen. Then I decided to try for her birthday in March, and still nothing!

But a couple weeks ago, they both came home from southern California to visit, so I rallied enough to get it done in time to give it to her while she was here.

It has a LOT of shirts in it. Too many to use on the front — so I put the extras on the back!

It’s a good queen sized quilt — it measures 80″ x 100″, so she can use it on her bed, or for dragging around wherever she wants to use it.

I pieced the top in four separate 40″ x 50″ sections, to make it easier to manage, then just sewed the sections together once I had them all completed. I used a Fairfield Low-Loft Polyester batting inside to keep from adding any more weight than necessary, and quilted an all-over meander on it with gray thread.

I think she liked it, and I’m glad she finally has it!


11 responses to “A Quilt for My Third Daughter”

  1. Wendy Tuma says:

    What a fun quilt. I think her smile says it all; there are a lot of memories in those blocks, I’ll bet!

  2. Shirley Guier says:

    I’m sure she loved it! Great job and it gives me ideas for my next one with tons of shirts.

  3. Rose Marie Smith says:

    I hate t-shirt quilts………which you know. But I will give you compliments on a great job. I guess the memories involved do make this kind of quilts worth doing.

  4. Christi Bentley says:

    I’m helping a friend with some t-shirt quilts for someone in church now……….good to see yours for ideas! Really nice quilt!

  5. Maxine E says:

    This is a very nice quilt! I am working on a t shirt quilt now. Just finished basting it and now I need to get it off the floor to the table to quilt it. No longarm in my house. 🙁 I have to quilt it on my domestic. It’s so heavy and big. I hope I can manage!

  6. Thelma says:

    Looks great. You were so smart to break it up into manageable sections, I’ll remember that trick. I’ve been asked countless times if I make t-shirt quilts, my response is always the same, “my sewing machine can’t sew that type of quilt”. Same goes for alterations, LOL

  7. Judy S says:

    Wow! That has a lot of t shirts in it. It must have been a puzzle getting them to fit together.

  8. Karrin Hurd says:

    Great quilt, congratulations on the finish!

  9. Pam C says:

    I usually dread starting a T-shirt quilt, but then find myself enjoying seeing it come together. Have done several through the years. And there is a bag of T-shirt’s waiting for me now!!
    That one looks awesome!!

  10. Robin Hoover says:

    Wow! That’s alotta shirts! And Yayyyyyy! It’s finished!

  11. Melanie says:

    Love it!!!!

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