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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Nana's sweatshirts

I made these for a friend who has 7 grandchildren.  Whew - that's a lot!!  Two very different personalities even though they are the same.  Amazing how fabrics can change the personality of a project.  The grandkids are arranged by families, and I reversed them from one shirt to the other.  May 2011

Cameron's T-Shirts

Cameron is a swimmer, and a big part of SWIMMING USA.  So his shirts are all red/white/blue, and so is all of the fabric.  I embroidered his name, high school, and year of graduation in one block, and his HS logo in another to fill in the empty blocks.   Swimmers don't have as many t-shirts as other sports since they don't wear them for practice!!  I added 3 borders - red/white/blue to get to the requested queen size quilt  (90 x 107).  He is going to the University of Notre Dame on a full ride for swimming  (way to go Cameron!!), so the Notre Dame logo is in the middle of the back.  (It's about 18" tall) I used a pantograph called "ebb and flow" for quilting, as it looks like waves in the water.  May 2011.