A good friend of mine asked if I would make a T-shirt memory quilt from her late husband's shirts. I was thrilled to do this for her. My first T-shirt quilt. She requested flannel for the back. The border is Michael Millers Painters canvas - black. Very fitting as her husband was a painter.
I drew this pattern out on graph paper and had two colors in mind. This one I have made 2X's. I gave this one away to a great nephew for graduation last year. I guess this was the only gift he received and won't take it off his bed. I did an overall quilt pattern and made a label also, but I haven't found any pictures of when it was completed. I must of forgotten to take some before it left my house.
I made this for my 19 year old Grandson who is a real patriot and loves red,white and blue. I used a Floating Star pattern and made the pillow cases following MSQC tutorial. The long arm quilting was done by Quilts by Jen in Alabama. Left over blocks were used to make the two small pillows.
A classmate of mine's daughter was getting married. I wanted to send her a nice wedding gift. I chose this fabric as it had our H.S. colors. They were also her daughter's. I purchased a small horseshoe from our local farm supply store and used it as a quilting template. I had a rope template and used it in the border of the orange. I used another overall template for the main body of the piece.
The pattern is in the MSQC Block magazine, Vol.1, Issue 2 - Spring. I began cutting in December, 2017 and finished the binding in April, 2018. It's my 11th quilt. Finished size is 87.5" square for my queen bed. I used stash yardage and left-overs for the top; most of it was intended for my first quilt but then I got distracted by shiney things and ended up going in a different color direction for that quilt. I was happy to get back to this colorway, and there was enough to make a nice big quilt without having to buy more. It was very fun to put the blocks on the design wall and move them around until it worked. The backing, rusty orange with white polka dots, was adorable for the binding as well. Love polka dots. The batt is Quilters Dream wool. Lyn at Camlyn Quilts did Pearls & Curls in the center, Curls in the cream border and Leaves in the green border. I love this quilt. It's in my top 3 favorites of all the quilts I've made. Posted 052419
My friend and I split a package of Kaffe Fassett 10” squares to each make a Tranquil Triangles quilt. We chose different borders and backing, so our quilts are more sisters rather than twins! It was a great project to do together and it all went quickly with two of us sharing tasks.
This was a top I had made for no reason except I wanted to make the block. That's a good enough reason, right? This was made from scraps as well. I placed a piece of batting under each circle of the star and used a blanket stitch around them. Anyway, cousin called and asked if I had a quilt top to use for a signature quilt to bring along to the Family Gathering? I sent some photos of tops that I had done, and this is the one she wanted. She said that she would finish it after all the names were put on. I already put the label on it for myself and her. As of yet she doesn't have it finished. I took it down in 2015.
I have worked for a municipality in Alabama for 29 years, serving as City Clerk for the last 20 of those years. I have worked for Mayor Burns the entire time. He has often admired the quilts I have made and gifted and asked one day when was he getting his. He is a Vietnam Veteran so I made him this beauty in honor of his military service and his service to the City of Southside. To say the least he was pleasantly surprised.