Commissioned by a close friend of mine whose husband passed away six years ago, these quilts are made from all of the t-shirts he collected from swimming events.
With t-shirt blocks of varying sizes, I was able to let the creativity flow and design five quilts that are similar, yet different. All quilts are approximately 52" x 80", a perfect lap size.
The following pictures are of each quilt, plus the backside. The backs are different blue fabrics, with the black stripe representing the stripe on the bottom of a pool, and the blue and yellow are lane lines used at UCSD, where he used to practice. Just continuing his swimming theme!
Quilting is a freehand water design, with Glide silver thread on top and bottom.
If you're interested in making a t-shirt quilt, see my post Making a T-shirt Quilt to get you started. For more inspiration, check out the book T-shirt Quilts Made Easy.
I do hope his family smiles each time they look at these quilts, remembering a wonderful man who loved to swim.
Rest in peace, Ben.