Showing posts with label Savanna's Memories. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Savanna's Memories. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Q100 – Savanna’s Memories – T-Shirt Quilt

Good Day,

Today a young lady graduates from high school. A gift of memories from her mother and grandmother, a T-Shirt Quilt – Savanna’s Memories.



The construction of Savanna’s Memories is a combination of both Traditional and Variable style t-shirt quilts. Logos from the schools attended and community memberships are included.

Our decision was to create blocks, that is 24 blocks that each sewn would result in 13 ½” by 13 ½”, (34.3 cms by 34.3cms), squares. The 24 blocks aligned in four columns of six each appears to conform to the Traditional style. The center column is 18”, 45.7 cms, wide sewn. It is the display panel for the smaller and the extra-large logos. This creates the idea of a Variable style. The borders, on the t-shirt blocks that have borders, are also variable. The sashing, borders, backing, and binding are Robert Kaufman Fabrics 100% Kona cotton in the colors Sable and Teal.

The final dimensions of the Savanna’s Memories are: Width – 84” (213 cms) and Length – 94” (239 cms). Savanna’s Memories is the size of a queen-size quilt.

Here are more close-ups of Savanna's Memories.


We decided that the quilting, to compliment the t-shirts, should be clean, horizontal parallel lines.

Keep up-to-date of all Quilts SB news. 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 alternative format of Quilts SB, 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.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Monday, May 21, 2012

My Quip - 20 Quilts Pending - And Carpel Tunnels

Good Day,

We’re keeping ourselves busy… and with two pending CTunnel surgeries within the next few days and in a couple of weeks, we are trying to tie up loose ends, so-to-speak.


Doctor’s comment to Andy regarding the surgery and rehabilitation period… “If you can go through open heart surgery last year, these will be a piece of cake.” And I will be the chauffeur for a couple of days, each time…

And an imminent list of the quilts and wall hangings that we are currently working on –
- Blue Memories – Final stages of construction
- Savanna’s Memories – Final stages of construction
- Amulet - Top completed
- Joseph’s Coat - Top completed
- Joseph’s Ladder Pants - Pieced and in design
- Astro-Physics - Pieced and in design
- Kumquat – Fabric prepared
- Flying Monkeys – Fabric prepared and in design
- Chambray - In design
- Blumish - Pieced and in design
- I Really Love Lucy – Designed
- Who Did Desi Adore? – Designed
- Gunta Stöltz - In design, fabrics chosen
- Mauk II - In construction
- Eagle Mosaic - In design
- Rán - In design
- Orange Peel Indian Summer - Top completed
- Just Trees – Background completed
- Batique OM I – In progress
- Batique OM II – In progress

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.

Keep up-to-date of all Quilts SB news. 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 alternative format of Quilts SB, 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.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

My Quip – Savanna’s Memories T-Shirt Quilt – Traditional-Variable Style – Progress Report

Good Day,

As such I would venture to say that there are many experienced quilters out there in Interland that will state that there is only a specific way, albeit their specific way, of creating a T-Shirt Quilt. And when one does a Google search on T-Shirt quilts you may get almost 5-million image results…


Well, I fib, I got 4,990,000 hits. That’s one lot of memories… and I think that’s great.

When presented with the number of t-shirts for Savanna’s Memories, we decided that we did not want to cut any of the logos to fit a fixed size block. Our decision was to create blocks, that is 24 blocks that each sewn would result in a 13 ½” by 13 ½”, (34.3 cms by 34.3cms), squares. The 24 blocks aligned in four columns of six each appears to conform to the Traditional style.

The center column is 18”, 45.7 cms, wide sewn. It is the display panel for the smaller and the extra-large logos. This creates the idea of a Variable style. The borders, on the t-shirt blocks that have borders, are also variable.

All-things-being-equal, the final dimensions of the Savanna’s Memories will be: Width – 84” (213 cms) and Length – 94” (239 cms). This approximates the size of a queen-size quilt.

Next step is the quilting. Stay tuned to see what that decision is.


Savanna’s Memories is a made to order quilt. 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.

Keep up-to-date of all Quilts SB news. 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 alternative format of Quilts SB, 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.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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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.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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