Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rock n' roll quilt - part II

So its all been a bit quiet over here lately! Winter is in full swing and as its dark when I leave for work and when I get home there's really not much light to take any outfit photos. I have also had a distinct lack of "sewjo" (that's sewing mojo) lately so I haven't made many things. But I DID finally finish up my rock n roll quilt. It's my first ever quilt and a pretty cool recycling project for a music nerd.

Some of the tee shirts were picked up at op shops but others we have had for a long time and haven't been able to let go of! One of The Cure t-shirts on the quilt I bought when Rich and I went to Auckland to see The Cure (along with our good friends Conor and Sue).  Some of the t-shirts used are t-shirts I bought for Rich as birthday gifts - like the tee shirt with the image of Iggy Pop. I love that we have been able to keep all these old tees but put them to good use at the same time.

I lined the back of the tee shirt quilt with some animal print fleece from Arthur Toye - because animal print is rock n roll baby!!

Now I need to get onto some of the other projects I have been thinking of creating - come back sewjo!

13 comments:

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Now that is a cool quilt. I love how it's filled with memories of your favourite bands. I saw the Cure in 1992. I still love them. I hope you get your sewjo back soon. I'm missing your outfit posts! Xx

Vix said...

You are an absolute genius, it almost makes winter bearable when you've something as groovy as that amazing quilt to snuggle up in! xxx

Krista Gassib said...

This is the most bad ass friggin quilt ever, I mean it's almost can't be called a quilt it's in it's own category of magnificence!!! I am enjoying the sunshine for you and know that dark before work and dark after feeling :( At least you are adorably warm :)
xxoo

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Oh. My. GOD. This is amazing! You are a total genius!

alicia said...

sewjo is the best word i've heard all day! it may not be the official couch burrito (tm) but you look pretty cozy!

<3

two squirrels said...

Wow that is a very cool quilt....what a great idea.
Hope the sewjo comes back soon.
I am over winter too!!!!!
Love V

Johanna said...

Such a cool idea! :) totally breaking the mould of what I think when I think quilts :)

Camelia Crinoline said...

As much as I like winter, it is really hard to take photos during it. The quilt looks great. I love the animal print backing. You can never have too much animal print.

Mary Lou said...

i´ve already seen one picture on instagram and i thought that idea is brilliant but now as i see it in all its rocking glory i love it even more! really a fabulous quilt and reminds me again of my music quilting dress project;)
hope you have a great weekend!
kiss,mary

pastcaring said...

The quilt is a stroke of genius, Trees! Hang in there - lighter warmer days are on their way, and I am sure your sewjo will return soon! xxx

Ira Kharchenko said...

Amazing post, dear! I love it:)

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acharmofmagpies said...

Genius! This is fantastic, I really love it!

Thera Joyce said...

OMG. This quilt is fantastic. I've been making a lot of these lately too. My boyfriend is a hoarder of t-shirts. I finally told him that enough is enough! I'm making something useful out of these. I made him an Irish quilt out of his Irish t-shirts, and I'm currently working on a Rock n Roll one using all his old band t-shirts. :)