Friday, May 18, 2012

My Quip – We Venture Out To The Depths of The Unknown – Our First T-Shirt Quilt

Good Day,

Thirty-five logos and symbols from a number of t-shirts… How does one (albeit two) turn them into an eye-catching queen-size quilt? T-Shirts representing a school career; teal and sable, the favorite colors.

How do you cut the memories of the circumstances and events of each and every t-shirt? Very carefully. And how does one stop the t-shirt material from stretching every which way as they are cut and sewn together to compose a special memory quilt?

Fusible interfacing… Each cut logo and symbol had to be backed up with fusible interfacing to prevent it from stretching.

Our design appears to be a combination of both, what experienced quilters may call Traditional Style and Variable Style T-Shirt Quilts. And so, Savanna’s Memories is our rendition of a Traditional-Variable Style Quilt.

The top is finished and we are now mounting the top, batting and backing on our Longarm rack. Stay tuned for updates.

Oh and by the way, yes, I know the images show the backside of the top. Savanna's Memories is a surprise gift, a graduation gift. Shhhh, it's a secret.

If you are interested, and would like some more information of available quilts, regarding costs, shipping, and insurance, please check our Quilts SB Etsy shop.

Andy and I are moving at a steady pace with our quilt and fabric wall hanging work. Keep abreast of all updates. I have added a “Follow By Email” capability at the bottom right of each posting under The Grid. You can also become a Follower of Quilts SB. Click on the “Join this site” to follow Quilts SB. I’ve added another means to follow the images of our quilt creations via Pinterest.

Check out my new experimental format of my Blog, Quilts SB Test. Certainly would appreciate your feedback.

To see previously posted quilts, there is a visual Grid presentation at the bottom of the Quilts SB page. Move your cursor over any mini-picture found there and click to see an enlargement. Move your cursor to the "Q#" link to see the quilt's details. If the quilt’s title is highlighted in yellow or in red, it has found a home in a collection and is no longer available.

If you have any questions and/or comments please feel free to get in touch with me via email.


Jim and Andy

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