Last night, my quilting buddy and I deconstructed one of my vintage UFO flea market finds.
I decided to trim each block to 10″.
Once we started laying them out on the design wall, the light and dark pattern became obvious. With some rearranging, here’s the final offset layout. I love the solid fabric framing the shirting fabric. We’re guessing the fabric is from the 70′s, looks pretty “modern”, right?!
We’ll be going to a quilting retreat soon, hopefully, I can sew these blocks together!
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I’ve deconstructed two old quilts, are we seeing a pattern here?
This has been the year for T-Shirt quilts! Here’s the fourth t-shirt quilt that I’ve been commissioned to make. This 20 shirt quilt is for Steph, a recent high school graduate. Her mom brought me the shirts, Steph’s diagram for the layout and a general idea for fabric. Working at a quality quilt shop helps with fabric buying!
One of the things I love about making t-shirt quilts is using shirts with a some wear and tear, a stain or a little hole. Another thing is the product I use for the interfacing, Pellon Easy-Knit Fusible. A wrinkled and rumpled t-shirt will become smooth and pliable. The interfacing is a must when it come to quilting.
I often use a basic meander for t-shirt quilts but this one wanted a medium Swirl and Curl.
And I love quilting Swirl and Curl!
Here’s the 3rd quilt that I quilted after I got my longarm in 2004! Barbara of Rainbows and Calico Things quilt shop made it, using my son’s t-shirts left behind when he went off to college. The stars points are folded, which is fun dimensional accent but not fun to quilt with a longarm because the hopping foot gets caught!
The quilt was on display in the shop before I gave it to him for Christmas in 2005.
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My extended family will be having four babies this year! And yesterday was the arrival of the first, Kailani Harper! I love making Tummy Time quilts for the babies and here’s the one I made for Kailani.
If you’ve followed my blog you might have seen the design process for making this quilt. All the fabric was leftover from another quilt!
The batting is Quilter’s Dream 100% cotton select with another layer of Quilter’s Dream Puff! I love the texture of the double batting and my new favorite Swirl and Curl freehand quilting design. I challenge the parents to use the quilts and I’ll make them another if they wear it out!
I’m linking with A Stitch in Time for another April finish!
A big thank you to my postage stamp charm swappers! With 500 new charms, I’m ready to design the next quilt. I’m searching and pinning ideas for the next PSQ. Do you have a suggestion for me?
My first PSQ is almost ready for quilting. Each charm will be quilted with continuous curve or an X. I’m excited to fit it into my quilting schedule. Would it be weird to use up all my partial bobbins of thread in random order? We’ll see what happens!
I’ve been sneaking time away from LAQ to randomly sew PSQ blocks together. The 8 rows are assembled and ready for the last step. I’m so excited to get this finished and on the longarm for quilting. I love, love the look of 3584 charms with no border.
I still have lots of charms and if Mary at The Curious Quilter does another swap, I’ll be signing up for that!
Are you on Pinterest? I’m pinning PSQ ideas on my Quilts to Make board.
Have you made a Postage Stamp Quilt (PSQ)? Leave a comment sharing your favorite PSQ, I need more ideas!
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