It’s been slow getting quilt books in for me to review. It’s something I love to do but haven’t had many books lately. I love doing the reviews and seeing what’s new and you all seem to enjoy them too. I ended emailing Martingale to see if they were still offering the program for bloggers to get review copies. I haven’t heard from them yet. Hopefully, they still are.
I do have a book from C&T Publishing that I thought was a great take on T-shirt and memory quilts. It is called Beyond the Tee: Innovative T-shirt Quilts by Mary Cannizzaro & Jen Cannizzaro.
The title is a little misleading as some of the quilts are not made from T-shirts. Some are made from men’s ties or even baby clothes….not just T-Shirts.
Here is the table of contents….
There are nine quilts in the book. If you check out the quilt below, you’ll see that this quilt is not made from T-shirts.
I liked this next one….The quilt is almost a bit like an eye-spy quilt. I think this one made from little girl clothing.
It’s a cute quilt and not at all what I think of when I think of a T-shirt quilt.
This one was made from ties….It’s just a wall hanging but would be a great project if you were trying to make a memory keepsake from several family members.
I liked this one a lot. I think it was super fun. It feeds my hexagon love!
The book was more than only quilt designs. Much of the book was dedicated to preparing the shirts and detailed instructions were given on how to best utilize the fabric from clothing. If you’ve never made a memory quilt, I think this a good book that could walk you through the steps.
I’ve yet to make a T-shirt quilt. I can see that I might need to down the road. With as many grandkids as I have, I’m sure one or all are going to want T-shirt quilts. Kayla has made them. Maybe it will be a grandma/Auntie Kayla gift. Hmmm.