Sky's the Limit - a Finished T-Shirt Quilt

This t-shirt quilt was a bit of a challenge - the customer wanted a centered design, but in queen size. Queen would have been a 5x5 layout, which isn't particularly centered!

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So I scribbled around on some graph paper until I found the ideal setting sizes to make it work. And then spent nearly that long trying to decide which way the sashing strips/cornerstones should work in between the two sizes.

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Still, she had the perfect shirt for the center, and the perfect vision for her theme. The fabric is all birds and the sky - reaching for your goals!

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The backing is Fabri-Quilt's Nite Owls Trees, to represent her hiking as well. And it is oh so lovely, and oh so directional! Took a bit of work, but I got all the trees growing in the same direction.

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Quilting is the ever faithful loops.

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She asked for the same dark blue for the border as the centered shirt, and I thought it would darken up the whole quilt too much. Glad to say that she was right, and I was wrong! It must be the sparkles - they make everything light and shiny.

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