I don’t usually get many customer quilts during the summer months. This quilt was intended to be given as a graduation gift and was originally scheduled to be delivered to me in May. Unforeseen issues delayed its arrival.
This is another one of Deb’s well-thought out memory quilts. The care with which she gathers the shirts, harvests the appropriate segments, pairs up the coordinating fabrics is what makes her quilts so meaningful. To compliment Deb’s artistry she chose several colors of thread. She also made a request for custom quilting.
Even with this quilt’s multiple thread changes along with the unique stitch selections the process of quilting it went rather smoothly.
Let me present Deb G’s latest memory quilt.
Deb G, the queen of tee-shirt quilts, was at it again. Deb and I have been working together for several years. With the exception of one or two items, the subject of most of her quilts is tee-shirts. For her family, she is the go-to-person. She takes her family’s treasured shirts and turns them into works of art.
Late last fall she delivered a quilt top that was earmarked as a baby quilt. Now when I think of baby quilts I think of pastel colored fabrics stitched together using a pattern. This quilt top did not in any way fit my stereotype. Rather than using store bought fabrics and a pattern Deb used tee-shirts and her own imagination to assemble the pieces.The quilt that resulted from her efforts would have more meaning to the receiving family than any other option she could have used.
The theme of this quilt was baseball. As you will see from the photos below she inserted her own flair by making a few blocks inspired by her creative imagination. Look closely and you will find the two blocks I am referring to. On one of them she made her own baseball out of white fabric then added hand stitching mimicking that found on a traditional baseball. The other block sports a baseball glove and a baseball bat. To add even more flair Deb used fabric printed to look like grass for the sashing between the shirts. This was one well-though out quilt.
Typically Deb chooses one color of thread and one stitch pattern for me to use when quilting her projects. For this one she got very creative. Instead of one color of thread we used four and instead of one stitch pattern we used two.
Here’s how Deb’s baby quilt looked when it was finished.
So what do you think? Does it look as spectacular as I described? Doesn’t Deb deserve a round of applause for a job well done!
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Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting