Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Baby t-shirt quilt (continued)

My last post was about the really nice baby t-shirt quilt that I made for a client. Irene shared my Facebook post and below is what she said. I'm very grateful for my kind friends and clients!

My friend Jan at Sylvania Quilting made this awesome baby quilt for Samantha A's shower for Baby Harper. Our husbands have worked together for years, but this is the first time I have had need of her skills. I have saved "special" t-shirts over the years with a mind to putting them in a quilt, but quilting is outside my skill set- and I don't have time to learn right now! The sashing is "moose" fabric I bought ages ago and have used to make a few things for Gregory Moose A.  She designs t-shirt quilts the way I design a rosary with someone: we sit down and talk it out. She even had a catalog of quilting designs from which to choose- I settled on one that had an "antler" look to it. She did a great job placing the sashing fabric to show off the drawings. She even took two smaller shirt patterns and made them into a single block, so the 2x3 quilt actually had seven shirts incorporated. I was thrilled with the result- it was even better than I had hoped!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Baby T-shirt Quilt

Irene A came into my studio with an interesting request - she wanted me to make a crib-sized t-shirt quilt. Her son (nicknamed "Moose") and daughter in law are having a baby. So she wanted to make a small t-shirt quilt for the baby, made out of her son's old t-shirts. She also had some "moose" fabric that we used for the sashing around the t-shirt squares. It ended up being a 2x3 layout and we used the quilting pattern Meander 3.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wedding quilt

Kathie D made this beautiful photo wedding quilt. She pieced it beautifully with special photos printed onto fabric. These photo quilts can be hard to quilt. As a quilter, you don't want to quilt through the pictures, yet, if you don't quilt them enough, they will "puff up" after washing. So I did a pantograph (edge to edge) pattern "wave" on most of the quilt. But around the pictures I did ruler work to stitch in the ditch along the edges of the pictures. Then I also did some freehand pebbles quilting on the white area around the pictures.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Flannel Pinwheels quilt

NancyDee's 2nd quilt that she brought into me was a Flannel Pinwheels quilt. It was well pieced, so it was easy to quilt. Sometimes the intersections of the pinwheels can be quite bulky. We used a beige thread for quilting - if we had used a darker thread, it would have distracted from the piecing.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Alphabet Toddler quilt

NancyDee M brought in her Alphabet Toddler quilt for me to quilt. She chose the quilting pattern called Playful. You'll notice that we used white thread. We had to use the white thread so that it would not interfere visually with the white alphabet blocks in the quilt. Even though I love variegated thread, this quilt would not have been a good place to use them.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Home from a quilt retreat

Good Monday Morning, my friends! I just got back from a 4 day quilt retreat and I'm catching up with postings. Thought I'd show you a few things we did at our retreat - and I got to go with my Mom.

Also, in an effort to make our house and my studio more accessible, we just had work done to our front porch to level the concrete, tuckpoint the brick around the porch and installed a very sturdy and nice handrail. Now.... back to work

Friday, September 30, 2016

Make the Crooked Places Straight

Sheila L made this absolutely stunning quilt which she calls "Make the Crooked Places Straight", based on Isaiah 45:2. The pattern is called Spa Quads, which was a Scrap Happenin' class at Sonflower Quilts. We chose the quilting pattern called "Modern Feathers", which complemented the piecing.

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