Many t-shirt quilts are made in a grid style and others are made with offsetting pieced blocks. This one came to me from a client that had started the quilt with a vision in mind. The t-shirt logos had been cut out in the fashion of an applique. So, I had to begin with the vision of the client, (I usually do) and build on that vision. The logos needed to be appliqued onto a background and then the borders needed to be added.
Custom t-shirt quilts have always been a bit more difficult when it comes to interpreting the ideas of the client. But this one already had a good beginning and I just needed to go from there.
This quilt was for the client’s son so I needed to maintain the masculine feel with the quilting designs. I spent quite a bit of time thinking about the quilting designs. I thought and I thought and I thought……… when I knew I had it….
I quilted a continuous design behind the appliqued logos using a 4″ grid. I also wanted a more masculine border design so I chose a rope and half circle type alternating design for the two borders.
The client did not want the quilting to detract from the logos so I tried to secure them with thread and designs individual to each logo.
After several hours of quilting, quilting, quilting, it is finished. I think that it is a great example to show that even if you have cut your t-shirts (which I hope you bring them to me uncut), I am still able to take them, visit with you, and come up with a great quilt with significant meaning to you or to your special person. Are you ready?….
Well, my picture is not as good as I would like. It was raining outside and my living room is not quite big enough…
Now, if you will be patient with me, I promise that I will write more posts in the next few weeks. I just get so involved in the quilting that I forget to go to the computer.
I went to the local quilt store this last week (as if I need more fabric) and found some absolutely darling fabric for a couple of bags that I would like to get made this week. If I can only add a few more hours to each day, I should be able to get outside and get to the yard work as well. Sometimes, those rainy days really help keep me focused on the tasks at hand.
“Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell people how much they mean to you.” Keep quilting and we will visit soon. sue