I just received my Terrific T-Shirt Quilts books, and just in time for March Madness! When Karen asked if I would submit a quilt for this book, the logical choice for t-shirts was to raid my boy's basketball t-shirts. We are Gonzaga Bulldog fans in our household; the boys have been going to the Gonzaga basketball camps since, well, since they were old enough to go, so I had plenty of shirts to choose from! However, Zack was refusing to part this his Adam Morrison "Can't Stop the Stache" shirt but luckily my sister-in-law let me have hers! Ross was a bit more generous and even let me cut up his t-shirt with the autographs on the back, which I fussy cut and put in the star centers, bottom right. They swear one of those autographs belongs to Ronny Turiaf, a Zag favorite who went on to play for the LA Lakers, but who can read the signatures? The boys figured out each signature from the year on the t-shirt and the jersey numbers he put with his name!
I added the shoe appliqué since I was reminiscing about the kid's basketball seasons of times past and of tripping over all the shoes that the boys discarded at the back door, usually with stinky, balled-up socks to accompany them! Just FYI, the socks on the quilt are clean and scent-free! It was very fun, and a great trip down memory lane to put this quilt together! If you've never made a t-shirt quilt, which I hadn't, I would encourage you to join the fun! And while your stitching, you can even watch the Zags in their own 6 part series on HBO titled "Gonzaga, the March to Madness". Enjoy!