Longarm Quilting T-shirt Quilt

Running t-shirts quilt

You would think with all the rain we’ve had here in the midwest that I would have lots of time to be quilting.  Somehow that didn’t work out.  However, I did spend a lot of time working on organizing my sewing / quilting studio, affectionately known as Wandaland.  We just moved last June and I still have so much of my stuff in boxes and the room was just “not working.”  It wasn’t configured for how I needed it to work.  So we (my husband and I) took out the mismatched bookcases and put shelves on three walls and rearranged the rest of the furniture.  Finally – I have unpacked lots of boxes, put supplies where I can find them, and now the room “flows” like it should.  Don’t get me wrong, there are still a lot of boxes to unpack (see background in the photo), but those will have to wait for another rainy day.

Here is a picture of the current t-shirt quilt I’m working on.  I should have had it done a couple weeks ago, but I thought it best to get the studio organized first.  Then to work on this quilt was a dream.

running t-shirts

She has a great collection of running t-shirts from half and full marathons from all over the country.  Gonna be awesome!


Longarm Quilting T-shirt Quilt

Judy’s Favorite T-Shirts

These are Judy’s favorite t-shirts and they’ve been made into a beautiful t-shirt quilt.  What a great keepsake.  Since she had so many it was difficult for her to decide which ones to include and which ones to set aside. Before the quilt was delivered to her, she would often go to her closet to pull out one of her favorites only to find it missing.  Now they are all safely back in her posession for her to enjoy for many years to come.

Judy's finished quilt quilt label

This is the quilt label – it’s bordered in some fabric that is special to Judy.

I had a great time making this quilt.  I could tell some t-shirts were her favorite because they were so soft and almost worn out!

Keep warm Judy!

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Janet’s Batik Quilt

This is my sister’s batik quilt that I quilted for her.  She was in the same block exchange as Shelley.  (I was in that group, too, but I don’t have mine quilted yet.)  This turned out so beautiful.

Janet's batik quilt

This is a close up of the quilting…

Janet's batik close up


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Shelley’s Round Robin Quilt

Next up of Shelley’s is her Round Robin quilt.  She has referred to this as her “17 year quilt” because she started it 17 years ago.  A round robin quilt is made like this: a group of gals gets together and creates the rules, in this case, create 6 – 4″ blocks each round.  Each member creates their own center block in the colors and pattern of their choice.  They put this block plus any additional fabric into a plastic box which will get passed to the next person in the group.  When everyone has added the requird blocks to the quilt, it is returned to the owner.  And it’s always a surprise because it’s never what the owner expected – it’s always much better!  Well, 17 years ago Shelley was not the experienced quilter she is now, and these blocks had inside corners and other challenges she wasn’t ready to deal with.  She set the box aside and that’s how it became a UFO (unfinished object).  However, at the Indiana summer state guild quilting retreat she brought along this box and was determined to put the quilt top together and get it done!  (I admire that determination!)  Well, as you can see, it’s done and it’s gorgeous!

Shelley's Round Robin Quilt

center star

fish blocks

I had so much fun quilting this!  I hope you can click on the picture and get a close up look at the blocks as well as the quilting (only to brag a little).  I just love the design around and in the center star, the 3D braid, and the fish bubbles.

PS… I made the kite blocks.

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Shelley’s Batik Quilt

My dear friend, Shelley, made this beautiful batik quilt as part of a block exchange with some gals from the Indiana State Quilt Guild.  I was thrilled when she asked me to quilt it for her.  She requested the Double Wave quilt pattern with a variegated thread.  Both of those turned out to be the correct choice!

Shelley's Batik quilt

Isn’t it beautiful?

Shelley and JanetThis is Janet (my sister on the left) and Shelley at the retreat.  Shelley sewed on the binding and the label that weekend.

quilt label

Isn’t that a great label?