Sunday, July 02, 2006

My First (and last) T-Shirt Quilt


Danielle is only 15 years old. She started quilting last year. She is amazing and when it comes to learning new things, she is fearless. She decided to make a T-Shirt quilt for one of her high school friends. She carefully stabilized the t-shirts and pieced some fun fabrics. It was 64 x 88 with the borders. She asked the local quilt shop owner to con somebody into quilting it for her. I was the lucky volunteer.
I SID around the t-shirts to avoid the stabilizer. I was afraid it would gum up my machine. I echo quilted the logos on the t-shirts. It was tough going. My stitch regulator kept choking and burring needles. I stayed with it despite 4 burred needles and jams. And I learned something from the 15 year old quilter. T-shirts are meant to be worn not quilted.

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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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