Wednesday, September 4, 2013

It's My Quilt and I'll laugh if I want to!

I don't know exactly why but I've always had a weekness for T-shirts with fish on them. Usually with some kind of joke or eye gag on them.  But eventually these T-shirts get so thread bare and stained that even I am embarassed to wear them in public!  And yet I cannot part with them!  I have made many T-shirt quilts for my kids; but, awhile back when I was culling T-shirts for the Goodwill and was wondering what to do with THOSE T-shirts,  I decided to make a T-shirt quilt for myself!  What a concept!

  It's real simple just 17" squares sewn together side by side.
I think this is the shirt that got me started collecting. The copy right says Ray Troll 1988!  I loved that shirt, you gotta' laugh!  I subsequently acquired two more of Ray's designed shirts.

I'm not really much of a goin' fishin' kind of person but a lot of fish shirts do center around that topic. 

I think my interests are more centered around the health of our water ways and oceans.  Which are in serious trouble. 
Fishes are also an incredibly diverse group with over 29,000 species world wide!  That makes them the most numerous of their number amounst all the animal groups with back bones!
(sorry just had to work that in, old Bio teachers die hard) 

I still buy fish- T's.  I got this one in Isreal last year.

simple, simple, simple!  I will back it with something soft and It will be MY blankey!
And as a bonus another UFO of long standing bites the dust!  Yipee!!!
Cheers, CW


  1. Such a unique idea! Making a T-shirt quilt for yourself. I don't think I've ever read about that before. There are some humorous beauties in your T-shirt collection. Great graphics. It's nice that they're still readable and colorful.

  2. Heheh - great t-shirts - we all need our "little crazy" outlet

  3. I don't think I've ever seen you wearing one of these shirts. They are adorable. I especially love the one about Reasonable Trout. I think my juries were thinking that way all these years and I never figured it out!! Can't wait to see your blanket!