Back on Dec 19th, 2011, just before Christmas, I first heard from Becca regarding a large family project. Joan & I have now contracted to do a set of three t-shirt memory quilts for her mother, Margaret, and the daughters, Becca & Allison. The goal is for each one to have a quilt that is sized to fit at least a double bed. Joan will design and piece the quilt tops & I will longarm and bind them. Work will begin in mid-January (2012).
Apr 01: Joan has now received the t-shirts for Allison's memory quilt.
Aug 12: Per Joan: "I hope to finish step 3 of T-shirt 3 today (attach bonding to all 35 pieces -- about 1/3 done so far)." She did it! Next weekend she will buy fabric for the sashing and backing.
Oct 4: Joan is getting closer to finishing this. Should be here within a week or two.
Nov 08: The quilt is here.
Nov 28: Allison has selected her IQ Pattern-Flirtatious.
Jan 07: Next in the queue.
Jan 08: Prepared and loaded the backing. Cut the batting.
Jan 09-11: Worked on the top as I had time. Quilt is now loaded.
Jan 13: Quilting. And quilted.
Jan 14: Cut the binding
Jan 15: Pieced and attached the binding
Jan 18: Binding finished
On this quilt it looks like Joan has taken up my style of piecing. It is called invisible seams.
Seriously, this will become a fun table topper and the fabric does it all. Quilt, bind & enjoy!
June 27: Loaded and quilted.
Back on Dec 19th, just before Christmas, I first heard from Becca regarding a large family project. Joan & I have now contracted to do a set of three t-shirt memory quilts for her mother, Margaret, and the daughters, Becca & Allison. The goal is for each one to have a quilt that is sized to fit at least a double bed. Joan will design and piece the quilt tops & I will longarm and bind them. Work will begin in mid-January.
Feb 12: This weekend, Becca was in Greensboro with her mom. Margaret
. They got all the shirts selected and organized for Becca's quilt.Feb 20: Margaret will mail Becca's shirts to Joan this week.Feb 23: Joan received Becca's shirts the same day I received Margaret's quilt.
May 01: Joan will ship today - oops! I must go out of town.May 04: Joan will ship today.
LOLMay 09: The quilt top is here. Joan, this is so pretty & so beautifully pieced. Another masterpiece. My hat is off to you for this is NOT an easy quilt top to make. I invite you to share just what all is involved in making a memory quilt from well worn t-shirts.
I need to prepare the backing & get this loaded while
Becca is selecting her
IQ pattern. I have been warned to be super careful when/if I must iron any of this so I am
going to try to avoid it.May 10: Decided to hold this until June and continue my May break from longarming
. May 18: Becca made her final choice of Modern Squares for her IQ pattern.June
04: Binding is ready.June 05: Backing is ready.June 11: Loading.June 12: Quilting
.June 13: Still quilting...June 14: Still quilting...
so many memories, so many years, so much work -- worth it to take my time on this. QUILTED! Now on to the binding.June 22:
Squared the quilt to prepare it for binding. The binding is attached. Hand work is all that is left to do.July 05: Hand binding & thus the quilt is finished. Will ship tomorrow.
This applique quilt with custom quilting is so beautiful. I will be adding the binding for Joan. So far my hands allow me to do this while her's do not.
Jan 14: Prepared and attached binding. Hand stitched one side. 1/4 done.
Jan 15: Continuing with the hand binding. 1/2 done.
Jan 16: Finished the binding.
"Purple tulip quilt blocks were applique blocks started (and nearly completed) by my Aunt, Aletha Herzog Mays -- the oldest of my mother's sisters. A couple of years ago when my aunt was being moved into a nursing home, I was the lucky recipient of what she had started. I finished what little applique was not complete. Purples happen to be both my Aunt's and my favorite so I had the purple paisley fabric that worked perfectly for assembling the quilt top. Bettie Pharr, an excellent quilter and multitalented friend of mine in West Virginia beautifully custom quilted this for me. Linda Lovett very generously has put the hand turned binding on for me. So many hands have brought this all together and oh so beautifully. It will have a permanent home on the brass bed in my guest room." Joan Taylor
Leave it to Joan to make an amazing memory quilt from odds and ends of well worn t-shirts, etc. After adding two borders and preparing the backing, I'll be doing a simple meander of moderate size.
Dec 10: Add two borders and prepare the backing
Dec 11: Loaded
Dec 12: Quilted. I will be doing the binding on this one as well.
Dec 13-16: Binding
Dec 16: Shipped
Joan, you amaze me over and over with your beautiful sports quilts. This one has to take the prize!!
Dec 03: IQ pattern planned
Dec 04: Loaded
Dec 05: Quilted