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Thursday, May 27, 2010

T-shirt quilt

This is a quilt for a high school graduating senior boy. His mother paid someone else to put it together (she doesn't sew), and then it was brought to me to quilt and bind it. I discovered a good portion of the blocks were the backs of the T-shirts, which opened up some interesting spaces for quilting. The mom put together a list of her son's interests and I filled the empty blocks with words and images from the list. It was a bit challenging, and took a while, but it was much more interesting than just meandering over the whole thing (which was her original request.)
I had to take these pictures in the evening - the customer was coming over in a few minutes and I hadn't taken my photos of the quilt yet, so it's kind of hard to see. The boy was into dirt racing, so this block had the logo of Kawasaki, and the name Suzuki and the model of his bike.

This was a jersey from playing on a church basketball team.
Gives you an idea of what I did.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Garden Trellis Quilt

These are such pretty quilts - this one comes from Vicki

Again, these white backings sure showcase the quilting beautifully!