Keep On Pedaling - A Finished T-Shirt Quilt!

I know, you've heard that name before. And you'll hear it once more before I'm done!


This is the last of the three brothers, the one who ordered the first set of quilts for Christmas. He was patient enough to wait until after the holidays for his own.


It contains lots of the same stuff as the last ones - cycling jerseys, Oregon State, LA Raiders, baseball. With a few new things thrown in - the Led Zeppelin shirt is pretty awesome!

This shirt is my favorite - I love a good Star Wars reference.


The backing is the same bikes that we used on the back of his father's best friend's quilt. And to keep them all tied together, it's the same binding as the first three. (And the last one, next week, will continue the tradition!)


You Put the Lime in the... - a Fruit Salad Block

Okay, so I'm totally cheating on this one. But it's spring break! I'm on vacation! So what if this is almost a repeat? If I'm lucky, I got that song stuck in your head, too...

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And oh yes, you should expect a coconut eventually!

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  • GREEN - (25) 2” squares; (4) 2.5” squares
  • NEUTRAL - (12) 2” squares; (4) 2.5” squares

Note: I am using the same neutral (Kona White) in all my blocks

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  • Draw a line on the 2.5" neutral squares

  • Pair with the 2.5" greens

  • Stitch 1/4" on each side of the line

  • Cut on the line

  • Trim to 2" square (I use the Quilt in a Day triangle ruler, so I trim before pressing)

  • Press to the green

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Layout the block as shown. Stitch together by row, pressing each row in opposite directions. Press the final seams open.

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You Put the Lime in the... - 8x14" unfinished

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I'm off on spring break right now, enjoying the gorgeousness of Utah's national parks, but I managed to do my BOM work before I left. Yay for pre-planning! (And easy blocks. You'll notice I didn't try Eternal Bloom.)


The RSC color is green, the PBJ color is yellow, and I had a scrap of that blue leftover from a pillow I made for my nephew. (It wasn't photogenic, so I didn't blog it. But I installed a covered zipper in the back!)


And then I had a little time after I packed, so I put together a few more of the blocks to see where I was at. And sheesh, people, I have GOT to stop making blue ones. Seriously.

So did anyone else work on their BOM? Or a project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Link up here or at What a Hoot! 

Episode II: The Miles Continue - A Finished T-shirt Quilt!

This is a special one - a repeat of my first "real" customer! Sure, I did some t-shirt quilts for friends and friends of friends, but this was the first person who didn't vaguely know me and trusted me with her shirts, back in 2014. 


So having her back for another round was quite awesome! (Clearly she likes my work.)


She cleared out a bunch of Illinois race shirts - there were about a half dozen Chicago marathon shirts.


And every time I say "I can use almost anything!" someone has to test me. This was a knit beanie hat. I framed it in cotton to make sure it wouldn't get out of shape, but other than that, I had no issues! So keep testing me, people. 


The quilting is a meander, with a couple hidden Mickeys on the Disney shirts.


And the backing! Two funky cat backings in a row! This one is Atomic Tabbies. The border Remix Metallic is  and the binding is Peanuts - yes, as in Charlie Brown.


BOMs Away - SWOK March

This is the first non-star block for the guild's monthly block, and I'm not sure I like that.

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I mean, I like the block fine - it's a Greek cross and perfectly nice. But if everything else is stars and this is not...? Well, I'll just reserve judgement till the end. It's easy enough to add a twelfth star block if I need to. (And make an entire quilt of Greek crosses to use up this one leftover.)

So did anyone else work on their BOM? Or a project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Link up here or at What a Hoot!