Category Archives: finished quilts

‘school spirit’ t-shirt quilt


Here’s my new quilt finish!  This was a commission for a friends daughter.  I like how it turned out and the process was enjoyable.   I backed each t-shirt with a lightweight stabilizer as suggested in many online tutorials.  The stabilizer causes quite a bit of thickness to the quilt top but I do feel it was necessary to keep the knit fabric from stretching!tsqupcloseI free-motion quilted using a simple stippling technique.  I felt so out of practice but I think it turned out just fine.  I machine stitched the binding which isn’t my favorite way to bind but I do feel that it’s stronger than hand binding, especially for quilts that you know a child will be dragging around and pulling on.

All in all, my first experience making a t-shirt quilt went well even though commissioned projects can include quite a bit of pressure.  How do you feel about making commissioned quilts?  Love it / hate it?  I want to know!


Susannah Kate


scrappy trip around the world quilt


I totally drank the kool-aid and joined the InstaGram scrappy trip around the world quilt-a-long.   I usually like doing my own thing but admit I found community and a sense of belonging with other like-minded quilters during this project.


These blocks were highly addictive.   I’d make one block and think “ok, I’ll take a break after this one” only to find myself having to make at least 2 more.


I used some of my favorite fabrics and scraps in this quilt.  When I look at it I find a new color combo or sweet detail that lifts my spirits!  The back is a  perfect yellow polka dot, pieced together to make it fit. The hand sewn binding is finished using the ladder stitch.

Scrappy Trip Around the World is the first quilt my new Juki 2010 had the pleasure of stippling.  The Juki has amazing speed and power.  I like it.  A lot.


Finished quilt size is 44″ x 57″

~ Susannah Kate