Hello Everyone! I have a finish today for the 2017 Finish-A-Long. You can find my list here. We are reaching the end of the quarter and it doesn’t seem like I’ve finished many things, but I have been very busy.
Today, I want to share Allison’s T-Shirt Quilt.
The quilt is 72″ x 84″ and I used 25 t-shirts. The sashing fabric is Moda Grunge Ash and the border is Moda Grunge Pool. It’s pieced and quilted with Aurifil 50 wt.
I quilted each T-shirt with a free form wave using my free motion foot on my Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0. I marked the first line, then used the foot as a guide to quilt the rest of the waves. They aren’t perfectly spaced, but from a distance, they are close enough. In the sashing, I quilted an overlapping ribbon candy, which I used for the first time. I used the ruler foot and templates in the border and only marked the main line of each curve set. I want to point out the #15 shirt with the gator. Allison wanted me to use the gator which was on the sleeve if I could. I just couldn’t get it to be the right size, so I cut the gator out and machine appliqued it to the bottom of the shirt.
Since I had to piece the back, I added a few of the leftover shirts. The label is also made out of a shirt that didn’t make it into the quilt. The back is a Moda Poetry Woven Cotton. Because the t-shirts are heavy and I like to use a soft backing, this is good compromise for flannel. You can see how the quilting gives a lot movement to the quilt. Especially good for a mostly swim T-Shirt quilt! When Allison gave me the shirts, she was specific about which shirts to use first and whether she wanted fronts, backs, pockets to be used. This was a tremendous help in the design.
This is Allison with her quilt. She is a swim friend of my daughter’s and will be swimming for Florida Southern next year. Congratulations Allison.
As I said, I’ve been busy with some other things. I decided to do the Moda Blockheads Block of the Week.
This is week three. The blocks are posted each Wednesday. They are 6″ blocks and so far have been pretty easy, but Week 4 is an applique. I need to get it printed and get busy on it.
Tomorrow I will have March’s Minis and More for you and this weekend, I will finish posting our Arizona trip pictures. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check in tomorrow.