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Thread: Two Christmas quilts....

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    Senior Member aliaslaceygreen's Avatar
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    Here are the two quilts that I made and (mostly) finished for Christmas this year!
    The T-shirt quilt needs to have one binding unsewn and redone and then needs tying, but as I was giving to my DH, I was able to let it slide.

    The other, Wacky Winter Fences, was for my SIL....

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    I asked my DH to show the back....
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    Timmy's T-shirt Quilt
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    WOW! great quilts. I did however, LOVE the back.... hubby has a great sense of humor.

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    Your quilts are darling!! :thumbup: What a great job you have done putting them together. I am sure they will be very much appreciated!! Thank you for sharing.
    :D :D :D :D

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    Love the tee shirt quilt. Did you do patchwork and then applique the t's on? Also, did you use a stabilizer?
    That really came out great! My wonderful son asked me to make him one, and I'm really hesitant to start because I don't know how to do it.

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    Nice quilts. Those T-shirts are really something!

    Thanks for sharing the back. My DH had to come see what I was laughing so hard at. He's happy to have company as a quilt-holder.

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    Thanks!
    You know, I read all different directions and looked at all different pictures, then I simply went to town.
    I cut out the fronts, then stabilized with woven fusible stabilizer, and then trimmed them into nice rectangles.

    The pieces of Tshirt were all so varied in width, so I laid them out on the floor, in columns, till I got a pleasant design.
    Making all left edges align, I found the largest width block, and then chose a cotton novelty print to 'fill in' the width of the narrower blocks (note the flames, or batman)
    After that, it was a simple assembly by column and then all columns together to make the whole!

    Not daunting at all, once I thought it through...

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    I love the wacky winter fences. Gives me lots of ideas.

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    Thank you, Laceygreen. I think I'm almost ready to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busy Bee
    I love the wacky winter fences. Gives me lots of ideas.
    Coolness!!
    It was an act of desperation. I realized I needed a quilt for Christmas, to keep family harmony (last year I drew my other SIL's name and gave her a quilt that was almost finished already)

    I literally didn't even IRON the fabrics first. I just unfolded to two layers and sliced, somewhere between 1.5 and 4 inch pieces off, not even making the slices even from top to bottom. Then I pieced them, cut into 8.5 inch squares and assembled. (I DID Iron at some point, lol)

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    This is interesting quilts esp the t shirt one.

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    Very nice! Love the back! LOL

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    great job!!!!!!!!!!!

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    love the t-shirt quilt

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    Both quilts are great, but I love the Wacky Winter fence quilt.

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    Thanks everyone!
    My husband thinks you are all nuts liking the back of the quilt, lol...I think secretly he is glad you do! :-P

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    lol. I can tell your hubby thinks like mine..."what?" :roll::lol:

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    Awesome quilts....and very funny quiltholder....show the back!! lol!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    That's exactly what my husband would have done. LOL

    Your quilts are awesome. :D :D :D

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    Lol, dh is really funny!

    I really like your T-shirt quilt, been thinking of making one for my oldest two.

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    Love the tshirt quilt. Like the idea of using the novelty prints. I always use a solid fabric to sew the shirts together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew4fun
    Love the tshirt quilt. Like the idea of using the novelty prints. I always use a solid fabric to sew the shirts together.
    Thanks! Those fabrics are things that suit him...(Cars and Batman) and they were already in my stash!

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    Very nice!!

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    Really nice job on the t-shirt quilt, and thumbs up to your hubby's sense of humour....

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    The back was great. Nice quilts.

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    I love them both!!! DH is quite a character :D:D:D

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