Both of my kids attended University Park Elementary School in Denver, Colorado. The school has been a big part of our lives over the last 10 years, so I wanted to make a quilt to commemorate our time there. I'm not sure what I'll do with the quilt, but I know I want to make it.
I found a book that is the basis for my t-shirt quilts. It's called How to Make a Too Cool T-Shirt Quilt by Andrea T. Funk. I highly recommend her book and the website if you're interested in learning how to make your own t-shirt quilts.
For my University Park T-Shirt Quilt, I am going to branch out from the Too Cool method. In this quilt, I'll use t-shirt material and quilting fabric. I don't have quite enough t-shirts to fill in the entire quilt like the ones I made for Liam and Bill, so I will fill in with Tula Pink's Daisy Buds in Silver from her True Colors Collection. I'll add a solid red border and then hand stitch the binding in Daisy Buds in Silver. Here's my rough draft:
I've been wanting to experiment with hexagons, so the backing for this quilt will be 4" hexagons in a variety of red and white print fabrics (the school colors are red and white). Here's a glimpse of where that's headed:
In the past, I've straightline-stitched my t-shirt quilts. This time, I am going to hire a long arm quilter to do the quilting so I can make it extra fancy and special.
So, that's the plan! We'll see how this goes. Wish me luck!