Meanwhile, we have been warming up the quilting studio by running the machines and getting things accomplished. Tee shirt quilts were in the forefront the last couple of days. Tim finished quilting this one for our customer Maria, and I constructed and quilted another one for a customer from Blue Ridge.
There is always something fun about tee shirt quilts...they're a little peek into someone's life story. Think about your own tee shirts. They tell the story of where you have been and what you find interesting in your life.
|Maria's tee shirt quilt for her son|
|panto: Stars and Stripes|
|This is how a tee shirt quilt starts...figuring out the placement|
of the shirts on the design wall after prepping them with stabilizer.
|Here is the almost finished quilt , ready for the binding|
|This is the binding. I was too tired to get it on the quilt Friday night.|
|I had to add to the backing to make it big enough.|
This flowery fabric was just right!
Next, Tim quilted this pretty quilt for a brand new quilter who took a class locally. It wasn't perfect, but it is perfectly nice for her first effort!
|Panto: Small Splat|
I sewed some fabric to all four sides of the backings, quilted them and then made and attached bindings.
I love seeing the transformation from wonky quilt making efforts, to finished quilts! I am in the process of hand sewing the bindings now.
|The original plate blades were made in the thirties, mostly from feed sacks.|
The customer chose the backgrounds and centers and did the buttonhole stitching to attach them to the backgrounds. They are for her three daughters.
|I fixed them, quilted them and added the binding.|
Now, they are useful quilts, made from parts stored in a box for two generations!
|Squaring up blocks isn't fun...but it is a necessary part of making a nice flat quilt.|
|Ta-da! Finished blocks on the design wall and ready to be sewn into a quilt top.|
|I am so loving those chickens!|
Yikes! I am getting quite a pile of bindings to hand sew. I had better get going, don't you think?