Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nautical Quilt

My most recent finish was this precious nautical themed quilt.  This is the first quilt I've made with applique, and I don't know what took me so long!  It turned out to be easy, and it makes quite an impact!

I used this method with fusible interfacing (Pellon 911FF).  I secured it with top stitching.  I love that there are no raw edges, so it looks very polished.  I did cut away the bottom layer of fabric (navy) and interfacing from the back, which helped reduce bulk and make a softer finished product.

I used seersucker fabric for the large outer border, so it's very light and tactile.

I also embroidered right on the binding instead of attaching a separate label.  I will definitely be doing more of this in the future!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Texas T-Shirt Quilt

I just finished a t-shirt quilt for my cousin, Danielle.  I love that there are so many different colors and types of shirts.  It's fun being able to look at all the things she's been involved in over the years.

I had a really hard time choosing the border colors for this quilt, but I finally settled on orange and brown.  I backed it with brown fleece, so it's really soft on the back.  Fleece is also great because it's wide enough to cover the back with one solid piece (I used 2 1/2 yards).

The finished quilt measures 72.5" x 56.5". 

I took plenty of pictures as I was finishing the quilt, so I'll be posting Part 3 of my t-shirt quilt tutorial soon!