Sunday, January 24, 2010

Band t-shirt quilt

This photo shows the black and white music fabric I used for the backing, and the beautiful scrolly quilting by Mindy Washburn. I used to printable label sheets and made a label with my daughter's picture and listed her honors and awards.

This is my third quilt, completed right before Christmas 2008. It is a t-shirt quilt made for my daughter Catherine, composed of her high school band t-shirt. It was quilted by Mindy Washburn. The borders are intended to represent piano keyboards; the plaid corners are the plaid that the band leaders wore ("Lake Highlands").
This is a closer view of the blocks and shows Donna's beautiful quilting.

my second quilt

I started quilting in 2008. This was my second quilt. It was a "mystery quilt" that I pieced from directions online for the Quilts of Valor Foundation. My friend Donna King did the quilting on it. I donated it to an Iraq veteran who lives in New Jersey. (the borders actually were straight but I hung it over some doors to take the photo, so the top border is folded under.
This one had a number of flying geese, and I had to do lots of "redos" to get it to come out right. I think Donna had to do a lot in the quilting to get some of my variations in block size not to "wave."

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Linda Big D January blocks

I finished most of these several days ago, but in my first try at the last, my strips were too wide, so I had to make it again. Most of these strips are leftovers from a quilt I am making as the result of an Ami Sims workshop last May on strip piecing. I hadn't finished the backing, and was sort of stuck on what to do. This month's block has given me an inspiration; the front is intended as a picnic quilt, and now I will do the back as a giant tick-tac-toe that can be used for a ring toss after the meal! When I get the back pieced, I'll post the 2 sides for your comments.