Bad Quilt – Almost Done!

Thank you to everyone who posted a comment about this T-Shirt quilt. I was feeling pretty low about working on it yesterday, but your words of encouragement and also your own quilting horror stories made me feel that I wasn’t alone in something like this.

The recipient of the quilt is a High School Senior (female) who is graduating in a few weeks. Her Mother made the quilt top for her and the quilt will be going off to college in the fall.

Here are a few more photos –

Side border piece of lightweight poly jersey fabric before quilting

B- Tshirt-5

And here it is after quilting!



Not too bad, but not real good. I did the best I could.

I got the quilting done a few minutes ago and laid the quilt on the grass so you could see it all.  Click on any photo for a larger view.



It doesn’t look too bad, but …..

Now, it’s on to the binding!


About Cindy Roth
Mother of 3, Grandmother of 10 and quilting forever!

11 Responses to Bad Quilt – Almost Done!

  1. Vicki says:

    You’re my hero!!! Wow, great job!!

  2. Tammy K. says:

    what a great job you did on the quilting to conceal the piecing issues! i just finished quilting a top for our church’s fall raffle that had issues. i was nervous about doing the top to begin with because in previous years the raffle quilt was always hand quilted, so i’m not sure how it’s going to be received. then when i got the top, it wasn’t square! there was all kinds of fullness in one corner. i did the best i could… finished it up one night then left it on the frame and went to bed. when i looked at it again with fresh eyes in the morning, it didn’t look as bad as i thought. maybe the quilting fairies fixed it, or maybe i’m my own worse critic (the most likely reason).

  3. Joanne Crowson says:

    Looks great Cindy. I had a horrible one last Christmas. The t-shirts were from a deceased father and was a gift for the daughter from the mother. Her name was embrodried in the center and the backing she provided was a t-shirt sheet.
    Joanne in South Carolina

  4. Sherry says:

    What a job to figure out and it turned out Great. Maybe you should do a wavy or
    scalloped edge so the wavy border wouldn’t possibly be so noticeable.

  5. OMG! You worked wonders on that mess! I do hope she really, really appreciates it! Happy Binding! Just think of how good you’ll feel when it’s DONE! va.

  6. Michele says:

    Cindy, I think you created a treasure out of something that was far from one. The fact that the mother did her best to create something special for her daughter, makes it quite endearing…and, thanks to you, it actually looks pretty darned good. The daughter will love it for sure. You did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing this story and the photos. I’m impressed!!!! (with you!!!)

  7. Jan Turner says:

    Wow!! I knew you could do it! That is a true gift of love from that Mother. And you’ve helped her give a great gift.

  8. Pam Moore says:

    What a wonderful gift for that daughter! It may not exactly be “show quality” (ho ho), but it’s truly a beautifully organic gem. Bless that mom for doing the best she could, and you are no less than a quilting goddess for pulling it all together. Very uplifting to see!

  9. arden says:

    Great job Cindy. If you can do that you can do anything! The girl will love it….

  10. Christina in Cleveland says:

    Cindy… I curtsey before your talent! Wow! You have disproved the adage that you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. You did exactly that! Bravo!!! May you never, ever, ever take on such a hot mess again! lol
    ~Christina in Cleveland

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