Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Bed Quilts

Jen issued a challenge on her blog to show what we have on our beds. I have 4 quilts on my bed. This is the first quilt I ever made. It's from all my high school t-shirts. I made it in 1998-99 while I was a freshman in college. It's King size and my grandma and mom helped me burp it and tie it. It's flannel and all the t-shirts have interfacing on them, so it is really heavy. I have learned a lot since this first quilt, but it still keeps us warm.
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This is the one I just finished and it's Queen size, so I love that it goes over both edges and tucks in at the end.
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I think this is the third t-shirt quilt I made. It's from my college 4-H shirts. My friend Angie got the fabric for a t-shirt quilt I made her and there was just enough for sashing and borders for mine. It's twin size, but very special to me.

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This is the last quilt on the bed. It's one of the first quilts I made from a pattern and LQS fabrics. It is also the only one I have ever had quilted by anyone else. She did a great job, but I chose poor fabric for the back, so I am disappointed in that. It's one of my favorites and I don't let the dog get on this one.
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Our pillows usually have pillowcases to match the black and white quilt, but this week I have on a Valentine's one for myself and a cars one for Paul that I made him last year. That's my bedding in a nutshell. I'm sure we don't quite need all the quilts, but I like to be warm when I sleep.

8 comments:

Maureen said...

Wow you have a lot of quilts for your bed...I have a purchased comforter. All of your bed quilts are beautiful.

quiltin cntrygrl said...

Wow I won't even venture to show what is on my bed.. My room looks like a disaster area.. I promise that when I get things all moved in my new place I will take all sorts of pictures. I'm sure that the t-shirt quilts are very special I love the others as well.. I bet your really warm at night

Heather

Kristie said...

I love the new look of your blog!! Your quilts are beautiful!! I may have to try one of those T-shirt quilts for my oldest son. He has tons of old T-shirts that he won't let me get rid of.
Kristie

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I love the new look of your blog. It hit me as soon as I opened it and it's beautiful. I also love the quilts. They are wonderful. Hope you're having a great week.
Regina in MI

Cindy said...

Beautiful quilts. Someday I want to make a tee shirt quilt. I have been saving the kids tee shirts;) Have a great night.
Cindy

Maureen said...

Happy Valentine's Day a day early Moneik!

Maureen

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.......And the quilts are great too.

Jen said...

I'd love to do a t-shirt quilt but I don't have enough t-shirts! I'm going to save my shirts from the different charity events that we go to. So....eventually!!

With all those quilts, do you never need to turn on the heat?