Put your foot down #24

Happy Halloween Everyone

Thanks to all who linked up last week.

I  shared a new finish last week and have another to share today.  This has been a busy month in my sewing room with a total of 4 finishes. One I feel like I cheated, it was a barn yard panel I quilted and bound for a friend of my niece, the commissioned quilt, my IB Spring/Summer catalog quilt and t-shirt quilt. The commissioned quilt and the catalog quilt were both started before October and carried into this month, the other two were October start and finishes.

The back of the t-shirt quilt is a  GD cotton flag, it worked really well but as you can see my measuring to center the top of the quilt was a little off. I should have moved the batting and top up about 5 inches.  I think it looks pretty  cool anyway due to the tye dyed fabric.

tshirtquilt, gratefuldeadquilt, fortheloveofgeese.com

The top consists of 4 t-shirts, 2 shirts were double sided giving me a total of 6 blocks. First I added a cotton fusible stabilizer to the back sides of the designs then squared them up. Next I added a 1″ or 1 1/2″ border around all of them to stabilize more. I then added red or blue Nortcott Banyan Batik to both sides of the blocks and trimmed them all down for vertical sections. And here are the blocks.

tshirtquilt, gratefuldeadquilt, fortheloveofgeese.com

For quilting, meander all over. There was enough scrap left from the flag backing that I cut my binding strips from it.  Batting is Warm n Natural 100& cotton.  Thread, Superior’s MasterPiece.


islandbatik, fortheloveofgeese

Coming November 4th – November 20th

The theme for the Island Batik fall blog hop is “A Piece Of…”. We are left to interpret it as we like and the finish does not have to fit the theme. When I think “a piece of” the two things that come to mind are chocolate and mosaics, not in that particular order but usually.  I love ancient mosaics and draw a lot of inspiration from their design.  Do you realize many of our quilt blocks  can be found in ancient mosaic floors, murals and baths?

Your shares from #23

Turid from Den syende himmel  shared her Sleeping Stars quilt published in Curated Quilts. So very pretty.

Roseanne shared a wall hanging. For some reason I cannot repost the photo so please please hop over to Home Sewn By Us to see her wall hangings.

What’s under your foot?

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  1. Hi Denise! Thank you for the shout out! I don’t have a finish this week, but I sure will have one next week. Or I’ll be in trouble!! I love all the details about the t-shirt quilt, and now you know they’re not hard. I’ll bet there will be another one in your future. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Thank you for featuring me. I love my quilt more and more as I see it around. It was so fun to make, and I used all IB batiks. They are beautiful.

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