Let’s Talk T-Shirt Quilts! 6-5-21

Since it got so hot I took my t-shirt quilt off the bed and admired it. Since there’s always so much discussion about t-shirt quilts, I decided to show you mine.

This is the absolute best t-shirt quilt pattern because it allows you to use all different size logos. It was designed by Sharon Henderson of the Little Black Dog quilt pattern company in Georgia.

These were my favorite t-shirts at the time – can you read this one-“it’s hard to enjoy fishing when you name your bait”? Haha! There are several Iowa shirts from the summer of 1993 when parts of Iowa flooded.

I’m sorry – I can’t get the pattern to post.

I tried this neutral quilt on the table – better picture!

Look at this great Dirty Dozen quilt:

Here’s the pattern:
Betty is “chillin” at the lake on these hot days!

Last Wednesday we had a “kick off to summer” for the kids! We made slushies in the blender and had warm brownies with ice cream – a treat for all of us! We invited Margaret to join us and she had a great time. The kids gave her some fast rides on the golf cart!

Today I harvested my first radishes – here’s my June lunch!

Next week is Camber’s 5th birthday – she had a special birthday party yesterday with her favorite Disney characters.

We’re going to meet them next weekend at a hotel with a pool so Camber can swim and the adults can enjoy some time together. I think I know about a quilt shop in the area that I hope I can visit.

And then the next week Connie and I will be going to the big quilt show in Kansas City – it will be the first time we’ve traveled in many years since we closed the shop. Oh my, I have lots to do in the next two weeks!!!!

It’s another hot day today and so very windy! I have two extra dogs for the afternoon. Might be a good time to mow and then turn on the irrigation because it’s been so hot.

27 thoughts on “Let’s Talk T-Shirt Quilts! 6-5-21

  1. Charlotte Shira

    I really like that t-shirt quilt…it is great for different sized logos. Susan’s quilt is beautiful. Lots of work went into that one.

  2. Mary

    Love that t-shirt quilt pattern! Would love to find the pattern too. The neutral one looked really good on the table too. The others were really pretty!

  3. Betty Klosterman

    Got to love the kids with their bare feet in the grass. And the smiles. Can’t get any better.

    Yesterday was the last day of our quilt show and it was a tribute to quilters in quaranteen! There were 480 quilts registered for the show and at least 100 more. The ladies and their stashes and patterns had a ball. We have so many very talented quilters and it was something to see. Needless to say, a good time was had by everybody! One quilt just on display was made out of the uniforms and memories of an career air force pilot. She and the quilter worked on it for a year and it came together like a dream–every space was filled with memories. Wish everybody could see it. Oh, the quilter would warn you that working with the uniform fabric was not easy.

    Take care everybody. We will get thru this.

    Betty in Rapid City

  4. Sherri Harle

    Mary…Love the table top quilt! Plus the Iowa T shirt quilt is awesome! 🥰🥰🥰🥰
    Our Lucy, dog, loves our walks by our rivers to take a swim
    As well!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sherri Harle – is the neutral color palette something you would use in your home?

  5. Jeanine

    Your radishes look wonderful. Ours are all done but didn’t do very well this year. Love Susan’s quilt. I love quilts made from scrappy squares. Windy and warm in Oskaloosa and we need rain.

  6. Ginny

    I hope you can get the tee-shirt pattern to post or can I still order it from Little Black Dog? George has three bins of neatly folded Tee shirts he wants to have some made into a quilt and that pattern looks like it would work beautifully.
    Love the picture of Betty.

  7. Donna O - Mn

    I’d like to “chill” with Betty. Much too hot here in Mn but sounds like much of you are hot. I just had an hour long walk but didn’t realize (as in didn’t check the temp) it was 90 degrees when I got back HOT!!! We have a breeze & I thought it was mid 80’s. Tomorrow I need to rise early & get my walk in as tomorrow we’re to be at 91 !!!
    Glad I “now” have central air. Thanks Mary for all your posts. Have fun in Kansas =^.^=

  8. Glenda Fletcher

    Like your t-shirt quilt and your neutral quilt. Susan K. quilt is very colorful and neat. I also like your
    quilt under your plate for supper. Going to a quilt shop/show sounds like fun. We had 99 deg. yesterday. Right now it is 93. Do a lot of watering as have over 80 hostas, a few coral bells, and snow in the mountain under our pine trees. Still no rain.

  9. Nancy TD

    Did you ever have sliced radish sandwiches? It was a spring treat when I went to my Grandma’s
    On finding misplaced quilts— I looked for my Liberty quilt since you were looking for your Sam quilt. Just thrilled to find it!.
    Susan K. your finish is great.
    Hot in Rochester and windy. Drying things out in a hurry. Washed sheets and hung them outside. Dried in no time.
    Have a great week.

    1. Jeanine

      Nancy TD —-I love radish sandwiches. Maybe it’s a MN thing since I was raised in MN. I had one this summer from our garden radishes. All I put on mine is a little salt……delicious!!

  10. Amy M

    My grandfather used to eat raw radishes all the time. I can remember at my great-grandmas house in Iowa they were served as the appetizers! : ) I don’t know how we went from so rainy and cold Memorial Day weekend to this heat. I think the whole country is hot. Great to see the kids and Margaret!

  11. Cathy Reed

    Oh my, I love the t-shirt quilt. Help. I cannot find the pattern anywhere.
    The neutral quilt is perfect.

  12. Launa

    Mary, Very overcast n chilly out up here today. No sunshine! Took my lap robe out to cover my legs and sit on my walker on the deck. Two small deer were up by an old stump, but just blended into background trees looking back @ me!
    We hadn’t had a fire in wood stove for over a week, but my husband got one going! Probably won’t need much more wood in it. Was in 40’s this morning. Mid week was up to 85o afternoons.
    Looked online for an Easy Taco Soup…using kitchen staples. Will probably have it ready in my crockpot tomorrow when the retired “kids” return from Coeur d’ Alene! It is a thick soup!
    My youngest son had a favorite T shirt…BULLSHIRT….it turned quite a few heads!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Launa – oh, I needed that t shirt in my quilt!!!!

  13. Kathy in western NY

    Love your quilt Susan !!! Anything embroidered is a favorite of mine. I believe that pattern book she used is from many years past as I remember those.
    Today I returned to in person church attendance for the first time since Covid hit. I still found myself looking at the big screen in the wall versus our minister at the pulpit! I accepted zoom for all this time and now need to relearn myself.

    It’s hot here too like many other are as well. Later In the week it will cool off but enjoying the pool and we did find some chlorine to get us through this month.
    How fun Mary to have some times out to look forward to…birthdays and anniversaries to celebrate!!!

  14. janet s

    Love the t-shirt quilt. It looks like it would really work. Susan’s quilt has some wonderful colors in it. Mary, your neutral quilt is also great.

  15. Doris G

    I make a lot of t-shirt quilts and it really is not difficult to do one similar to yours without a pattern. I make an average of 40 a year for customers in my area. If you would like some inspiration my Facebook page is Sugarbend sewing and there are lots of pictures.
    Doris in Alabama

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Doris – really? I will go look at your quilts – yes, the best part of this t shirt quilt is the flexibility – many people can’t work on their own without a pattern so I’m still trying to contact the designer for permission.

  16. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    I love radish sandwiches, too. We make them with butter and a little salt. Garden lettuce is good on them, too, if they are ready at the same time.
    The quilts are wonderful.

  17. Mrs. Goodneedle

    I love that T-shirt quilt, the design certainly does add more flexibility to the type that we’re all familiar with. I, too, tried to source the pattern but came up empty. Your radishes look very appealing and delicious!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Mrs. Goodneedle – I have sent emails to Sharon but no answer yet – if I don’t get an answer, I’ll write up the directions – I have also lost my pattern but know how I did it. Yes, very flexible – that’s what’s so great about it!

  18. Deb Harrison

    Mary, one of my college roomies, Libby, is on the planning committee for the Kansas City show! Enjoy! Waive at Maize, Kansas (Wichita suburb) to my sister, Chris, for me!

    Deb H

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Deb Harrison – she has had a big job, I’d say, planning this large show! I can’t wait – it’s been years since we’ve been to a quilt show!

  19. Jo in Wyoming

    Quilts, kids, crops, and Betty…what a great post today.
    Yep, it’s hot here too. But after all the rain and snow we had this spring, the pastures are lush green and beautiful.

  20. Susan K in Texas

    Thanks for all of the compliments on my quilt. The embroidery was done in the late 1990’s early 2000.
    Mary I love the setting of your T-shirt quilt. It’s a great way to show off different sizes of shirts.
    What fun to spend time with the kiddos and have plans for a future visit. It’s so nice to be able to plan get togethers again.

  21. Judi Ver Hey

    Mary, are you looking for a FREE upright piano? Loved the pictures that you posted a bit ago. If interesting, there has been on Albert Lea KATE Radio Party Line to give away – first come first serve – but it’s been on a couple weeks. Just call 507383-4296
    Loved your rummage sale last month, i was there twice that day – and loved Connie’s garden.
    Stay cool in all this heat!

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