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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cody's Racing

Cody raced motocross professionally, and these are his racing shirts and sponsor t-shirts.   The quilt is 87 x 95.  Cody's favorite color is orange, so I used that for the sashings and inner border, with black for cornerstones and outer border:

I quilted a pantograph called "Brush Fire" that looks like flames shooting up.  It gives the quilt a great over-all texture


These are his racing shirts:

And Mom's shirt with all the sponsors listed:

The backing is grey and black swirls, and was also used for the binding.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Football Fever

Janet pieced this 68 x 88 top for her grandson.  She used some of his t-shirts, some fun themed fabrics, and plain grey alternate blocks to fill in.

She even added some embroidery:

Mitchell plays football, so I quilted footballs in the plain grey blocks:

The other blocks got a simple loopy meander since it really doesn't show much.  The sashing have a wiggly line.  The backing is a masculine Stonehenge fabric, and shows the quilting well:

Monday, November 10, 2014

Jill's Mom's birthday napkins

Jill had an 80th birthday party for her Mom, and used these beautiful cotton napkins.  She had a great idea to sew them together to make a quilt for her Mom.  I added the border and quilted it for her.  Mom is Irish, so we used a pantograph that has clovers all over.  It's 45 x 52.

close up of napkins:

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Jane's Satin & Silk

Jane pieced these self-dyed satin and silk fabrics that were left over form other projects.  She wanted "puff" so she had me use a double layer of Quilter's Dream Puff batting.  I did a simple stitch in the ditch so it could be really puffy.  The back is a plain blue.  This one is 40 x 52.  The satin makes this really soft , an will be a great "cuddle" quilt.

The side view shows the puff a little better: