And now, a t-shirt quilt that’s been in the making since 1981! Okay, maybe not exactly that long, but that’s when the first Pizza My Heart restaurant opened in California. My client steadily collected the t-shirts from each location, and following the latest opening in April, sent them along to me.
It was so nice of the chain to have 24 stores - they fit perfectly into a 4x6 layout! She requested the checkerboard frame sashing, and we fiddled with the size of the shirts to make the overall quilt square. The only request was to keep Capitola, the first store, in the top left. Other than that, I tried to mix up all the Sans and Los-es and Santas.
I was looking forward to matching the Kona to the logo because I figured it would be fun names, like Pizza Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, and Emo Teenager. Instead I got boring old Red, White, and Black. What a missed opportunity there.
The requested quilting was loops and hearts - get it? Pizza My Heart? Just wait - it gets worse. She wanted to go all in on the theme, and I am definitely the one to ask to do that. Themes are my favorite pizza topping. (actually, I’m strictly a cheese girl.)
The restaurants’ theme is surfing so naturally the backing is surfboards. And red surfboards, of course, to go with the logo.
Oh, and yeah - she found an embroidered patch of a PIZZA WITH HEART PEPPERONI. Can it go on the label? Of course it can! And it’s named a Slice of Life, because…obviously.