Monday, July 09, 2007

Diving into T-shirts

This is my most recent quilt, made from the T-shirt collection of a Navy Diver. This brave man passed away 2 years ago, and this quilt will be a gift for his 9-year old daughter. My challenge was to make something that reflected his "bad ass"-ness (see all those punk rock skulls and topless mermaids?) and was still sweet enough to carry his memories to his little girl. I think I did it. Note his sailor shirt in the middle hugging her Star Wars hoodie. Not a dry eye in this house.