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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Harley Memories

Rochelle wanted a 2-sided quilt made from her husband's Harley t-shirts.  She had over 350 to choose from.  This is 58 x 69.

The front side faces sideways so the shirts display nicely across the back of the couch.  The gold fabric blends with her caramel colored wall.

The second side faces the long-ways:

I used grey thread for the quilting that is a pantograph that looks like flames - a great one for a Harley quilt

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Memorial baby quilt

Heather was expecting her first baby when her father-in-law passed.  She wanted a quilt for the baby made from his shirts.  This is 49x58.  I used a thread that matches the solid blue fabric that I purchased to go with the shirts.  She did a great job of picking out shirts that all blend well.

I used Bonnie Hunter's free pattern - Weed Wacker.  (available here:  http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/weed-whacker.html )  It's a great pattern to use when there are lots of different fabrics.

I had 11 different shirts to work with, plus one sweatshirt.  That is  the "Chicago" in the middle.

I quilted 2 hooks in each strip, and continuous curves in the blue triangles.

I carried the hook theme in the small border - that is a shirt I didn't use in the body:

The backing is a batik that fit with the shirt colors:

Monday, July 2, 2018

Quilt of Valor

This is another from the national organization.  It's 58x74.  I like the pattern that the placement of the  blue/white HST makes throughout the quilt.   I used a red/white/blue variegated thread.

one block:

The quilting pantograph has stars with a swirl in the middle:

The backing is red with stars:

Sunday, July 1, 2018


This quilt was pieced by someone in my Quilt of Valor group.  It's a fairly simple pattern as it uses large pieces to create the star.  It's 55x70

I quilted 8-pointed stars in the white areas and the corners of the colored triangles.  I put continuous curves in the remaining triangle

one 8-pointed star

4 stars together

continuous curves

I put wiggly lines in the red/white stripes of the first border

and X's in the blocks of the outer border

The backing is a great flag print: