Cooperstown

Deb G. has a talent for combining tee-shirts and fabric to make memory quilts for her family. This quilt was obviously made for a baseball fan. The more quilts Deb makes the more her talents are refined. This quilt is a wonderful display of what she can do with a pile of cherished memories.

For this quilt Deb selected a variety of thread colors. Chosen were red, white and gray. Several stitch patterns were used to compliment Deb’s artistry. Within the photos you will see straight lines, wavy lines as well as bubbles or circles. This is how Deb’s quilt looked when the quilting was finished.

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The Back of Deb G;s Cooperstown Quilt
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Bubble Stitches on Deb G’s Cooperstown Quilt
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Deb G’s Cooperstown Quilt Top
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Deb G’s Cooperstown Quilt
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More Stitching on Deb G’s Cooperstown Quilt
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Bubbles on Deb G’s Cooperstown Quilt
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Stitching Around a Pocket on Deb G’s Cooperstown Quilt

Thank you Deb for your continued patronage! Your quilts are truly amazing!

Cindy Anderson

Deb’s Baby 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.

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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!

Thanks readers for taking the time to read this post. I appreciate your visit. I know your free time is valuable and most likely in high demand. If you have a few more minutes to spare, how about sharing your thoughts on this quilt. Perhaps you would even like to make an inquiry about having your special project longarm quilted by me. Whatever the case, leave a comment.

Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting

A Baby Quilt

The quilt I’m sharing today was made by my friend Deb G. for a baby gift. We chose a simple stitch motif to accent the already interesting subjects. Matching threads were ordered to make certain the stitching was well coordinated in each area. Here’s how the quilt turned out.

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Deb has a great time showing off her creative talents when making these tee shirt quilts. I hope Deb and the family receiving this quilt are well pleased. I know I was. Way to go Deb G.!

Thanks for visiting!

Cindy Anderson

Memory Quilt # 2 for Jason

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.

Something Different

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.

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Vital Statistics:

  • 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