This is the front of the T-Shirt quilts I made for a SMA graduate.
She hand MANY t-shirts and I did the same for the back.
This is a really heavy quilt and she is lucky she is going to college in Kentucky!
My grandson, who turned eight this summer, went with me to a fabric sale. I told him he could pick out what he wanted. He picked out some really wild fabric. I looked at the fabric and was not sure how in the world I was going to make a quilt. He came to my house later and began to make sketches of what he wanted in his quilt. I was busy working on the raffle quilt so we waited until after school was out to work on the quilt.
Here is his quilt, and I think it turned out great!
He placed the black stripes where he wanted them and I cut the quilt and sewed the strips into the quilt. He is very proud.
This was really a lot of fun.
I finished up this really cute sampler quilt. She said this was a block of the month from JoAnn’s. This quilt was challenge to her to begin quilting. GT did a really great job for her first. This was not her last! This is the third I have quilted for her.
I got to use my computerized blocks again.
I then had some fun free-styling in the setting blocks and the borders. If you look closely to the setting triangle, you can see the flying dinosaur. She has a 7 year old grandson who loves dinosaurs and I thought I would hide a treasure for him in his Gaga’s quilt.
I learned more about tensions and using prewound bobbins with nicks then I wanted to. Each mistake was hard to figure out and I learned from the school of hard knocks!
Have you ever worked or done something in your head over and over before you were ready to tackle the task? This is part of a beautiful blue and yellow carpenter’s wheel. She wanted yellow thread on the yellow fabric and blue thread on the blue fabric. (You can click on the picture for an enlarged and closer look.) She asked for me to do some “custom” work. I watched YouTube videos and practiced in my head and on paper over and over.
I finally got the courage to quilt. I did a circle with swirls coming from the middle.
Then I did a swirl and feathers in the yellow squares and “echo, echo, swirl” on the outside blues.
After all the beginning angst, I think the quilts turned out beautiful.
Well, the next one is waiting: More experience, more lessons, and hopefully, more joy and beauty.
I am very grateful to my group for allowing me to work on their quilts so I can progress in my creative side and add beauty to their quilts.
This quilt was put together by some of the Kyle Quilters. The blocks were done at a summer camp for children who have lost loved ones to cancer. After the quilt was put together, I offered and got the honor of quilting it for the camp.
I thought about Heart Song and decided to use the theme for the quilting design. I made f horizontal lines that crossed a whole row of blocks and then at the left of each block I made a treble clef. Then I filled in with two different types of hearts ad swirls. I hope the Camp enjoys the quilt.