Thursday, January 26, 2012

Show + Tell :: Sunburst + T-shirt Quilt

January 26 2012,

This quilt below is call "Sunburst". It is the same concept as "Starburst" but has more orange fabrics in it. It measures 86" x 59" and contains 840 quarter square triangles that measure 2.5" each.

I sent this quilt out to be quilted by a local long arm quilter name Concessa. The quilting turned out beautiful.

Below is the back of the quilt. I used leftover fabric pieces from many projects and made it into a collage. Hubby prefers the back instead of the front, go figure.

Wait there's more!

Below is a queen size t-shirt quilt that a friend commissioned me to make for her father. Her mother had passed away, and over the years, her mother had collected a bunch of astronomy t-shirts during her travels.

Below is the result. The quilting was sent out to another local quilter, Martha Garvey, who did a spectacular job. The result was stunning, and the lady's father who received this as a Christmas gift this past Christmas was in tears.

Happy Quilting,
Quilt & Bitch


p00lriah. said...

really cool stuff q+b. the back of the sunburst quilt looks kinda like pixel art. :) the t-shirt quilt is nice also. there must've been a lot of t-shirts!

Quilt+Bitch said...

Now that you mention it, the back of the quilt does look like pixel art. Or maybe if you squint hard enough a picture of a nine ball might appear.

As for the t-shirt quilt, there were only 8 usable t-shirts. So it was harder to produce. The more t-shirts, the better.

Anonymous said...

I saw the quilt in person. Really beautiful. s

Quilt+Bitch said...

Thank you S, and thanks for stopping by.