Thursday, January 14, 2021

Carol's T-Shirt Quilt

Carol is a new customer and she brought me this t-shirt quilt to stitch up for her granddaughter.
We agreed that a medium size meander was the right design choice for this. Glide Cool Gray 3 thread was used on the top and a pale Gray So Fine thread was used in the bobbin.
I really like some of the shirts that were included in this quilt.  The Reeses's guy in the above photo and the Seven Dwarfs seen here are a couple of my favorites.  It's very rare these days to see anything Disney with the dwarfs on it and it brings back memories of my own childhood.
I didn't know before that we have Salty Dogs in Syracuse. I learned that it was a professional soccer team that only played for two seasons many years ago.
By using the meandering design, I was able to work around the faces in the photos easily.
The backing was another pieced design and was a combination of t-shirts and cotton fabric.  The addition of all those shirts made this a pretty heavy quilt.  When Carol brought me the quilt, she wasn't aware of the need to have extra inches for the backing on all sides so that it could be attached to the frame, so with her agreement, I added the cream solid fabric which she decided would be trimmed and turned to the front for the binding.
Being a Girl Scout leader myself, this vintage Brownie shirt is another favorite.
I'm guessing that her grandaughter loves cats as there were cat pictures and lot of other cat prints included in the back.
These prints are just so fun.
Carol told me that this quilt is long overdue and I'm sure her granddaughter was thrilled when she received it this Christmas.
I feel honored to be able to help my customers finish their cherished projects.  It makes my job so worthwhile.  I have one more to share with you that was stitched last year and I've already received a few to do this month so be sure to check back to see those finished quilts.

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Needled Mom said...

I’ll bet that will be a warm quilt with all that weight! There are so many great memories quilted together in it.