Byrds’ Life Travels

I’m not going to mention first names of this couple, to protect the innocent, but I do want you to see this T-Shirt Quilt I made for them of their life travels.  There’s not much to show on this, because I only have one detail shot to show (no details of quilting, because it was a meander).

Here’s a shot of the T-Shirts and how they were arranged on the quilt.  That one block in the middle towards the bottom is a block I made up for the 5 small logos on shirts.  How do you add them if you think they are essential?  I just cut them into circles and sewed them onto leftover T-Shirt fabric.

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Here’s a shot of the whole quilt.  I like how the customer decided NOT to add cornerstones to the sashing.  I think it would have been a mess.  She taught me that when I do another T-Shirt quilt like this, I will not put cornerstones on it.

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You can’t really tell in the picture above, but blue faux piping was added to the binding around the edge of the quilt.  This brought the blue back and the golden front together in a unique way.  I think it’s a nice touch.  Don’t you?

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I’m always worried about whether or not a customer will like what I do with their quilts, and this couple sounded like they were very pleased.  I like the quilt, too.

Author: cowtownquilts

Professional longarm quilter and thread artist in the Kansas City area.

2 thoughts on “Byrds’ Life Travels”

  1. Like this so much! Lots of thought and creativity went into your design. Love the blue piping around the edge. Fresh approach. And, I love the use of the 5 small logos in the middle. Awesome job, Ida!

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