A few weeks before Christmas I was asked if I could quilt and bind a quilt by Christmas. I was pretty much caught up with my quilting (well, the stuff that HAD to be done by Christmas anyway)--I just had my own handmade gifts to do, so sure, I could do it. I didn't know it was a Harley Davidson t-shirt quilt until I got a hold of it the next day. Oh yeah! I knew how I was going to quilt it right away.
Kodi was the maker of this quilt. A first-time quilter I hear! She 'stole' her husbands shirts and when he asked about them she said she gave them away. This quilt was going to be a surprise!
I quilted a pointy-paisley-ish swirl all over that looks similar to painted motorcycle flames. Oh yeah!
Since it was a pretty dark quilt, I used a charcoal colored thread throughout the quilt.
It turned out pretty neat I think. I decided to to make an attempt at putting on the binding with my longarm. It's something that a lot of longarmers do quite a bit and although I have wanted to give it a try on one of my own projects, I always seem to forget about it until it's halfway off my frame. So why not give it a go with a first-time customer's quilt that's a slight rush order?? That seemed perfectly logical. Well, I used my channel lock which was a huge pain in the rear. It's really hard to adjust it ever-so-slightly to catch a seam that was ever-so-slightly short. I found out later that you should really use a ruler instead. But it turned out just fine.
Anyway, we found out well after Christmas that our husbands actually know each other. And when they saw each other a few weeks ago, it was reported that he just LOVED the quilt and it's just the most beautiful quilt he's ever seen! lol. Glad to be a part of the surprise--Thanks Kodi!