Friday, July 12, 2013

T-shirt quilt

Hey there! Here is a T-shirt quilt I finished for a lady on post. It is all her daughters swim team T-shirts from the last couple years. Australia, Canada and Kansas - that is quite a swimming sprawl. The girl's favorite color is Aqua, so I choose that as the background color. I quilted it to look like water. My favorite part is the big "Ceileigh Loves Swimming" quilted into the center of the quilt. It was very fun to play with the writing feature of my Statler Stitcher. The background ripple quilting was done freehand.

You can see the writing a little better in these two shots.

Funny how this quilt came to be. I was at a Tastefully simple party about a month ago and 2 ladies were chatting about the trouble they were having with getting their T-shirt quilts made. My ears perked up at the word quilt and I joined the conversation. By the end of the week I had bags and bags of T-shirts under my sewing table from ladies all over post. Turns out there is quite a market for T-shirt quilts. Who knew? My goal with T-shirt quilts I make for folks is to take them to the next level. This one is pretty tame, but my next two are much more Modern and personal.

I would be more than happy to make one for you. I charge $10 a square foot for a simple T-shirt quilt (like the one above). That rounds out to be about $20 a T-shirt. That should help you as you look through your dresser or the boxes out in the garage. Send me an email if you would like to discuss T-shirt quilts a bit more. The next 2 are going to be pretty great....and not your normal T-shirt quilt by any means.

Have a great day!

Tia Curtis

Monday, July 8, 2013

The quilts I finished before I went to the beach

Hey there! How are you all doing? Good I hope! I just got back from Ft Walton Beach. It was awesome but so good to be home. I was in a giant rush to finish 3 pattens and quilt several quilts right before I left so I could relax a bit while on vacation. So busy in fact that I didn't post anything about the quilts I was working on. This is a great one! It was made by one of my favorite clients, Julie. She presses such pretty seams. Anyway, she wanted me to go crazy with lots of swirls to make this quilt pop. Well, I never met a swirl I didn't like!

In my mind I assigned each color a different quilting design and switched between 4 different thread colors. I adore the humps. I see this happening again in the future!

This is the back of Julie's quilt. I wonder what this will be like after it is washed and loved on a bit?

This is the back of Tammy's quilt. It is super secret....hence only the back can I show. The front is so much more wonderful.

Next post will be a t-shirt quilt.