Recently I was asked to make a surprise quilt for my customer’s daughter Miranda out of her sorority t-shirts. Together we decided that what I call a hodge-podge design would fit these shirts, because there was a variety of shapes and colors. The quilt above was the result, and Miranda was very surprised and pleased with her new quilt.
This is only my second t-shirt quilt of a hodge-podge design, but I am fast becoming a fan. Other than using a design board to plan my design, it is impossible for me at least to design it on paper. With the first quilt I made, I did learn not to cut out the logos too close, since you never know when you are going to need a bit more fabric on any one side of the logo. Above is an instance where I just needed a little bit more fabric on each side of the “Queen of Hearts” logo. I liked the red edging, however, as it separates that particular logo from its surroundings.