T-shirts and dress shirts for Bridget's mom


This is a T-shirt quilt.  Seriously.  Nothing like I've ever worked with before, but boy did I have fun, and learned a LOT.  Bridget took shirts from her mom's late husband's closet and made this stunning quilt for her mom.
Most of the knit shirts were fused with interfacing after having been pieced, but surprisingly, it still worked to stabilize them.  There were a couple that were missed, but thanks to my wonderful APQS machine, it quilted beautifully.

Bridget had asked for a wave design in the predominately blue blocks, and a "topographical" design in the brown ones to represent their time at the beach, camping and hiking.


 She had further requested a feather in the blue portions of the pinwheels, and then a stone/pebble design in the grey/black portions.  Try as I might, I couldn't find a decent pebble design for such a small space, so I ended up finishing the pinwheels and the borders on my Millie machine.  The rest of the quilt was completed on my computerized Lenni.

"Sara's Sampler" by Sharyle

 If you have not yet read the "Elm Creek" books by Jennifer Chiaverini, I highly recommend them.  Boy howdy, do I want to go to quilt camp at Elm Creek Manor!  But, I digress.  In the first book, "The Quilter's Apprentice", the character Sara wants to learn to quilt, and this is a copy of the quilt that teh character makes.
Each block is quilted slightly differently, there's a consistent background fill in the white of each block.
Also feathers in all of the white sashing strips.
There is applique, Y seams,and simple piecing. 
I thought the school house needed some "siding", so just straight lines on the walls and the roof.

Hard to see from where I am sitting, but the outer borders are filled with feathers.  I had such a good time watching them grow and fill the space.  Sharyle has made a stunner here.