Thursday, May 17, 2012

1033 - Helen's LAST T-shirt Quilt

This is the end...or so she says!  Helen made this t-shirt quilt for her last grandchild to graduate from high school.  I'm always amazed at how many t-shirts she can get into a quilt and how she can make odd size block all play together so nice.  This was quilted with "Sun Valley Zinnia Border" (Anne Bright).  The back was a wide back batik flannel from

There were two kinds of stabilizer used on this quilt.  One worked well, the other - not so much, it separated from the t-shirts as I quilted.  I eventually had to cover the top with Press N Seal plastic wrap to allow the hopping foot to slide over the t-shirts without pulling them out of shape.  I'm telling this story so that you'll know to check - and re-check - your stabilizers when making this kind of quilt.  Helen says she's done...

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