Two of Two
As you may recall, I recently shared the first of two memory quilts made by my friend Deb. The first was thoughtfully assembled for a grieving mother. Today’s quilt was made for a heart-broken wife.
A Fear of Tee Shirt Quilts
As with the first quilt, this one was also constructed from tee shirts. I have to admit there was a time when the thought of working with a tee shirt quilt absolutely terrified me. With this being the fourth one I have since overcome my phobia.
Add A Row Of Basting
Tee shirt quilts require a bit more prep before being ready for longarm quilting. If the shirt panels don’t have stabilizer on the back it helps to run a basting stitch around the perimeter of each panel. This basting stitch helps to minimize the inevitable stretching.
After having quilted the last project with an all-over stitch pattern I was ready for something a little different. For the second memorial quilt I used a variety of patterns. Each shirt had a different theme so it seemed only natural that the quilting treatment for each should be different as well. I let the tee-shirt subject dictate the quilting stitches.
A Variety Of Stitches
Among the patterns used were wavy lines for a camouflage shirt and rolling waves for an ocean themed shirt. The variety of shirts and accompanying stitches made for a very interesting outcome.
Here’s memory quilt # 2.
- Quilt Size – 68.75″ x 74″
- Time Spent Quilting – 6 hours 17 minutes
- # of Quilting Stitches Applied – 168,093
- Color of Thread – Omni Sesame Seed
- Stitch Patterns Used – Many
Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting