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« on: August 31, 2009 07:59:01 AM »

This was a commissioned quilt for a lady who owns a kid's clothing company with her husband -- it's his 40th birthday present.  The quilt top is all designs from their line, including denim scraps to fill in some areas of the patchwork. The back is awesome echino cotton from kokka, and the binding is michael miller ticking.

it's hard to see on the back, but it's barely quilted.  we didn't want to quilt over the designs, so i mostly outlined some of the colorblocks.

the company's logo (that little monkey head) is hand appliqued to the back, his and hers style.

i am SO GLAD THIS THING IS FINISHED.  i swore at it a lot. 

sorry the pics are kinda bad, it was so big i couldn't get it all in one shot without moving some furniture!!




(before binding so you can see the whole thing)
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009 08:20:00 AM »

Very nice. I love how you've grouped the colors together, and varied the size of the blocks. Some of the t-shirt quilts have seen just look sloppy. This flows beautifully.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009 11:01:10 AM »

This is awesome. I love how it turned out. I have been saving my tshirts for awhile now hoping to get around to doing somethign like this! Maybe sometime in the near future??!!! Smiley   Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009 05:44:26 AM »

This is amazingly done. I hate t-shirt quilts usually because it's "square square square square" and that's really boring. I love how you thought about yours and made a conscious decision on where things should go based on the overall quilt design not just "I want to sew my t-shirts together. YAY."

I did a "deconstructed" t-shirt quilt a while back to try to do the opposite of most t-shirt quilts.

AND I love how you used some plain fabric in there too really separates it out.

Okay, and that backing fabric I have to say, that had to set you back unless you found it on sale. I've been drooling over that for a while (in purple) and it's always sold out.

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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009 09:00:08 AM »


Okay, and that backing fabric I have to say, that had to set you back unless you found it on sale. I've been drooling over that for a while (in purple) and it's always sold out.


Thanks for the nice words! And I loved that quilt you made when you posted it....it made me wish I'd saved all my shirts/patches from my streetpunk days!

i LOVE the backing fabric -- it was built into the price of the quilt and I had a little bit left over for myself, so i'm STOKED.  It was at my local fabric shop while they were having a 20% off weekend, so I did buy some other echino prints for myself!
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009 10:09:13 AM »


i LOVE the backing fabric -- it was built into the price of the quilt and I had a little bit left over for myself, so i'm STOKED.  It was at my local fabric shop while they were having a 20% off weekend, so I did buy some other echino prints for myself!
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drooooool.... I love Echino. What's your local fabric store? Do they have an online shop?  I only find echino prints online and they're always super expensive... :/
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