Monday, December 7, 2015
Mike's Coaching Career
Mike coached cross country and track for 24 years, so he has accumulated LOTS of t-shirts. He had me make two for each of his kids - one from cross country shirts and the other from the track shirts.
His daughter's cross country quilt is 84 x 92. There were so many shirts that I eliminated any sashings or extra fabric to leave more room for shirts.
I had to add small filler pieces to fill in bare spots:
I used a simple meander for quilting:
The back is a neutral grey/black swirl pattern
The son's cross country quilt was done in a similar fashion, and is 88 x 96
I did a double loop on the quilting for this one - similar but different
The back is a black dot in a diamond pattern:
The track quilts didn't have as many shirts, so I created a shadow effect using black fabric on two sides. The one for the daughter is 70 x 80:
close up of shadow effect :
the background makes the shirts look like they are floating on a stone wall:
The quilting has a tighter meander, with different thread colors to match the background and each shirt, with a loopy line in the black borders.
The backing is a soft grey:
The son's track quilt is 72 x 80
His background fabric looks like burlap fabric:
close up of shadow effect:
The backing for this one is a black/grey stone look: