Archive for the T-Shirt Quilts Category

Another T-shirt Quilt Done!

Posted in Quilting, Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts with tags , , , , on July 5, 2012 by madelincwolf

T-shirt Memory Quilt

 

At last!  I delivered this quilt to a very patient client on Tuesday.  She was thrilled to receive it.  I had made one last year for her brother for his Christmas present and would have finished hers a lot sooner had my husband’s cancer not reared it’s ugly head again.  It is a memory quilt containing not only her t-shirts but her mother’s blouses as well.  This type of t-shirt quilt is very challenging.  Going up and down the step stool from the design wall to the sewing machine, the ironing board and back up the stool is also great exercise!  Now, on to the next one.

Year-end Musings

Posted in Photoshopped, Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts with tags , , , , , on December 30, 2011 by madelincwolf

Rosemary's Churn and Dash

The past couple of months have been difficult.  I have spent most of the time taking care of my husband and not making much art or doing much quilting.  And, I have forgiven myself for not posting.  My priorities shifted when they discovered my husband’s brain tumor and a subsequent suspicious area of his liver (low density is good, right?).  Today he had yet another CT  scan.  Next week he sees the oncologist and we will know (hopefully) what the outcome is and whether he will need more treatment.  On the good side, his hand is getting better and his writing is starting to become legible again.

The photos are of the two quilts I did manage to deliver before Christmas.  I cropped the red one pretty heavily since it was not bound and the other I tried an automated crop and straighten tool in Photoshop.

2012 is around the corner.  Let’s hope that it is a healthy, happy, safe and prosperous New Year!

Combination T-shirt and Memory Quilt

My Latest Quilt

Posted in Quilting, Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 9, 2011 by madelincwolf

Here is a photo of my latest T-shirt Quilt finished recently for a client’s son’s graduation present.  I had the usual challenge of making the randomly sized shirt parts fit together in a balanced and pleasing manner.  I think that the red binding really sets off the whole quilt.  My client was very happy with the outcome.

T-shirt quilts have unique requirements when compared with woven cotton quilts.  The t-shirt material must first be stabilized with a lightweight fusible interfacing to minimize  distortion while piecing and quilting the  quilt.  Much of the time that it takes to make a quilt of this nature involves the  preparation of the shirts, fusing and designing.  Even though this type of t-shirt quilt is more demanding than a straightforward  block set, I enjoy making it and find it more rewarding from an esthetic point of view.  The best part is seeing the response I get from my client when I show the finished quilt!  That is it’s own reward.