Gary’s Quilt Continued….

gary's quilt before

It’s slow, but today I got the feeling for the quilt I’m making from Gary’s shirts.

gary's quilt now

Adding the red really helped bring it to life.   There’s one t-shirt that I haven’t been able to make work in either quilt.   It’s a Harvard University t-shirt and the colors are just different enough to make it stand out, not fit in.   Also, the lettering also has a formal  feel to it, different from the other fonts.    I wanted to use all the shirts with words and images on them, but I don’t know if I can make that one work.

I’m also not used to working with all these solid colors.  When I look through my quilt books I admire the quilts made up of big solids.    But they don’t come naturally to me.  I’m so drawn to the  subtleties of the patterns.  But I like how graphic and bold these quilts are.

I have a good feeling for where this quilt is going now. And think I may be able to finish with the design part of it tomorrow.

7 thoughts on “Gary’s Quilt Continued….

  1. It occurs to me that you, as a quilt maker, share a posture in common with me, a labyrinth maker: on our hands and knees a lot.

  2. I love how the quilt is coming along so far. What about using the Harvard shirt on the backing? That way there is just a little ‘extra’ on the back.

    1. Sue, you must have read my mind or I read yours. I thought the same thing when I went into my studio today. There’s something to “sleeping on it”.

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