Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tasting Table Tuesday - Batter Up!

Here is the T-Shirt quilt that I mentioned last week. My customer has been saving her son's baseball shirts throughout his career, and asked me if I could make a quilt for him. I've done several of these quilts in the past, so I said "sure"! I don't think he knows about this yet, so I'll do my best to not give away his identity. If by some wierd coincidence, you recognized the shirts and figure out who he is, please don't tell him!

I finished piecing the top yesterday, and this morning got the backing fabric seamed up - now it's all pressed and ready to go to the Longarm Quilter. I used batik fabrics. They're my favorite for T-Shirt quilts because they really give the quilt an "artsy", designer look. I like to frame each of the shirt panels in fabric to give them some extra stability besides the interfacing underneath. It's also an attractive way to bring all the blocks up to the same size so the quilt goes together easier.

My customer loves the fabrics I chose for this quilt, because the framing fabric looks like leather and reminds her of a leather catcher's mit, the cornerstones have a woodgrain pattern which reminds her of a wooden ball bat, and the sashing fabric looks like a forest floor - woodsy colored berries, twigs, etc. Since her son also loves the outdoors, this seemed perfect.

The quilt is a full-size bed quilt, so this is just part of it. I'll post an overall picture after the quilting and binding are done.


  1. Very cool! I love the fabrics!

  2. I'll be anxious to see your finished quilt. I haven't ever seen a T-shirt quilt made with batiks before - but your pictures look great. :)


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