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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Quilt of Valor

This will be donated to the Quilt of Valor program, (info here) but especially to a local group that has just returned home.  It is pieced entirely of recycled shirts, including the back.  I saved the backs of the shirts to have large pieces for the backing.  There are a ton of feathers in the quilting.  I also made a presentation case and label for the back.  The case can be used as a pillow case also.  There is a strip of the case fabric across the back to pull it all together.  The organization will fill in the name of the recipient before it's presented.  It's 60 x 76.
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Presentation case
Label on quilt back

Feathered Wreath
Feathers in the star points

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Kathy's T-shirts

Kathy is a golf friend who was a PE teacher and swim coach for 36 years.  She had so many shirts that we had to put 5 on the back.  The quilting pattern is a pantograph that looks like waves on the water.  She chose fish fabric for the back.  This is queen sized:  91 x 108.
5 shirts on the back     

backing fabric and quilting pattern

Friday, November 16, 2012

Taylor's t-shirts

Taylor is a past student, so this was fun for me to do.  Taylor ran Cross country in middle school and high school, and these shirts are great memories of those times.  The school colors are red and white, with sometimes a black accent, so this is a good representation of that.  Taylor loves blue, so that's what the backing is.  The quilting is a meander and loops.  Size is 58 x 74.