Thursday, July 22, 2010

Family Reunion T-shirt Quilt

A customer contacted me about doing a queen sized t-shirt quilt for her in-laws. What lucky in-laws she has :o) She boxed up her t-shirts and mailed them to me. I didn't have enough shirts to make a queen sized quilt, so I added extra quilt blocks to make the quilt the right size. I love the challenge of designing a quilting for someone. This one went through 3 design changes before I felt good about it.

I think it turned out quite nicely AND I just got an email from her saying...."OH MY HECK - Carrie this is Amazing! I love this quilt - It's beautiful! I can't thank you enough for all your hard work. I can not wait for my in-laws to open this up. They will be so surprised and touched. Thank you again for everything. You are the best!!" Couldn't help but smile when I got the email =D Thanks!

It's always fun to open a box to find fun and interesting t-shirts that have special meaning to their owners :o)
Here is the backside on light blue fabric.
Here is a close up of the blocks I made using my AccuQuilt Go cutter! Love that machine :o)

Olivia the Pig and Outer Space

Finished these two cute quilts just in time for this young family to move to....Kenya! What an adventure for them!! She just had a baby boy and wanted to get his quilt done. We actually did a swap for this quilt....She made me this adorable monkey that I wanted really, really bad, so she said she was willing to do a swap!
So I quilted the baby blanket for her littlest 'monkey' :o) I quilted "Rings of Saturn" and it just turned out so nice on her space fabric!

She decided to make a quilt for her daughter using Olivia the Pig fabric. Such cute, fun fabric! She chose "Ribbon Dance" as the quilting pattern. Very cute!