Sports theme t-shirt quilt

sports t-shirt quilt close-upA customer commissioned this 3 x 4 traditional grid  t-shirt quilt as a wedding present for her son. The t-shirts chronicle his participation in various sports activities from middle school through early adulthood, as well as t-shirts that hold special meaning for him and his new bride’s family. Sixteen shirts were actually used in this quilt, with patches and logos included as a part of the 12 blocks.  The quilt was ditch quilted along the sashing and each block individually quilted around the logos. My customer specifically requested a “drapey” quilt, so the interior block quilting is deliberately kept to a minimum since dense quilting results in a stiffer quilt.  She was so happy with the finished product.

Christmas is coming (or your t-shirt quilt gift deadline is fast approaching!)

A gentle reminder to the folks who said they wanted a t-shirt quilt to gift at Christmas…the deadline is 10/1 if you want it under the tree on December 25th.

Email or text me if you want me to put you on the schedule;  however, remember no work can begin until your t-shirts and $100 deposit are in my hot little hands.


Setting up the new studio space

Whew!  I got the t-shirt quilt completed and delivered on Saturday!

My studio looked as if a tornado had blown through it by the time I finished.  I had the normal creative clutter from finishing a project and then the utter disarray from items unpacked, but not put in a permanent spot.  I spent today, with Mom’s help, deciding where to hang pictures and assembling some storage units.  Hubs will help me hang stuff this week.  That will alleviate a lot of floor clutter and free up shelf space once the knick-knacks are returned to their rightful display cabinets.  I also need to buy a bulletin board, filing cabinet and another small sewing chair.  I had hopes for a long arm set up, but that’ll have to be put on hold for a while.  Two overstuffed chairs are in the way.


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