Thursday, January 1, 2015

Love All - Serve All

Happy New Year!  

Okay, now for a quilt we can now share with you made for a friend-which we love being a part of.  Love All - Serve All, do you know whose motto this is?  Hard Rock Cafe, who knew.  Well our friend Frank is in the know.  Frank and his friends have been to Hard Rock Cafes all over the world.  We were asked us to make a quilt using his t-shirts.  The best part for us, he create the design for this quilt for his friend and wife.  What a great gift to start the New Year!

Hard Rock Cafe Quilt

Are you wondering about the red corners of the quilt?  Well they are the labels from the t-shirts.  Here is a close-up of the corner and the label.

So now we hope that Frank's friends love their quilt and sometime this year there are plans in the making to make Frank a quilt with more Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts.  Thank you for letting us be a part of your quilt's journey.

Again, we wish you a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas Ya'll!

Merry Christmas to you and your family.  We have missed writing to you and now we need to catch up with each other.  Jackie and I have been busy making t-shirt quilts for holiday gifts, so we couldn't show them until now.  Today we can share two of the quilts that were received as gifts for Christmas, oh I hope they love them.  Mrs. Boatwright asked us to make two quilts for her daughters.  We met at the local Hobby Lobby to look for fabrics and technology stepped in.  We used Skype to talk with the daughters to make fabric/color choices.  We had pulled some fabric that we thought each girl would like before we called them.  So, out of what we pulled one became Anna's quilt.  Then we walked around showing Sarah fabric on the shelves.

The first is Anna's quilt.  She really liked the yellow/blue stripes, so we paired it with cute little six-inch friendship stars.

Anna's quilt
Now for Sarah Wade's quilt with three-inch 9 patches squares.  We wanted them to look like little daisy flowers floating on the blue fabric.

Sarah Wade's quilt
Mrs. Boatwight we hope you love your quilts and your daughters will love them too!  Merry Christmas and stay tuned for more new quilts.  In the upcoming year we have a waiting list already-which is great!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

All the while I was away, you were with me everyday...

What a great sentiment - "All the while I was away, you were with me everyday".  Nicole I hope you don't mind me sharing this with our friends.  We were asked to make a quilt out of Air Force uniforms (later to find out it was winter uniforms, which are heavy).  Of course I answered the phone that day, Jackie is scared for me to take orders now, because my motto is, "we can try to do anything one time, right?"  Nicole, our customer, and her husband are serving our country in the Air Force, which we admire and respect those who do.  But after working with their uniforms, even more respect.  Did I tell you about how heavy their outfits are?  We don't know how they work in them and carry all of their equipment.

Anyway, Nicole called and asked if we would make this quilt keeping most of their uniforms in tack.  The pockets are still usable and patches can be reattached.  So this is a one of a kind quilt from Quirky Quilts-I learned my lesson (until the next time of course).

Air Force Quilt 93" x 103"

Our friend Geri bailed us out by quilting it and she did a great job so that we can still use the zippers on the flight suits, jacket and pant pockets.  Geri, thank you!!!


So here are some facts about this queen-size quilt:
  • It weighs 15 pounds
  • 52 buttons were sewn onto this quilt (and no I did not keep the left over buttons for my collection)
  • There are 4 zipper openings (jackets/flight suit)
  • 25 Button pockets
  • 5 Velcro pockets
  • 11 Zipper pockets
Nicole, thank you for letting us be a part of your quilt.  From Jackie and me, to you, your family, and those serving in the Military, thank you for your service.  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

So much has been going on.

It has been a while, and quilts have been made, now to catch you up.  Since we have last chatted there have been so many quilts for customers and for the Comic & Monster Con in Greenville, SC this past weekend.  So let's get started.

This is Nancy & Scott's t-shirt quilt, a couple quilt from their Mother/Mother-in-Law.  It is made with t-shirts belonging to the couple.  We used a row quilt style and added granny square blocks.  Nancy picked the fabrics which is a Moda marble and batiks, which is amazing in person.

Nancy & Scott's Quilt
Now this quilt is for Kylee and is a graduation present from her Mother.  Kylee picked out the fabric and she had her mind set that the t-shirts would be next to each other.  You have to love a girl with her mind made up.  It is a queen size quilt and heavy, t-shirt quilts are nice thick quilts.  We told her Mom that if she takes it to college with her, she will not be able to get out of bed, did we say the quilt was heavy?

Kylee's Quilt
Now for MonsterCon, we had a booth this past weekend in Greenville, SC.  We had a great time and met some amazing, nice, friendly, and scary people.  We have some items left so if you are interested in our quilts, pillows or pillowcases.  Check out our facebook page to see our new friends.

Us and Monster Con items for sale
So, as you can see we have been busy and now back to work on a new quilt.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Another memory quilt.

We have finished one of two t-shirt quilts for a dear friend of ours, Lynda.  This quilt is made with personal shirts and those belonging to her Mother.  Lynda wanted a memory quilt representing times spend with her Mother, children, grandchildren, and their favorite activities.  We added a sleeve so that she can hang it on the wall or snuggle on the couch with it.  Of course she was moved to tears when it was picked up, but there is no crying at Quirky Quilts.  So here wishing her new good memories with her quilt.  Now to get start on Nancy's quilt, Lynda's daughter.  Stayed tuned, we are thinking of doing it as a row-style quilt.

Lynda's Memory Quilt

Friday, April 25, 2014

It's been a while...

It has been a while since our last post - a month.  Well we have been busy of course trying to get things organized and completed.  But you know how time slips away from you.  So our biggest excitement, we are now accepting credit cards through Pay Pal.  We are moving on up in the business world.

We have one quilt getting machine quilted at this time, but can't share pictures until after June 6, graduation present you know.  But our graduate selected the fabric and assisted with the design stage.  The finished product will be a surprise.  But here is a peak at the design process for this one.  As you can see the shirts will be next to each other, as requested-we do that sometimes.

Melton Quilt

We delivered the East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival Quilt and received raved reviews during the festival.  Quirky Quilts was one of the sponsors of the festival weekend and we have a t-shirt to prove it.  It will be turned into a pillow soon.

Here is a picture of the final quilt, it did turn out pretty good if we say so.  You know we would love to hear from you, drop us a comment here or on facebook.

East Coast Paddlesport & Outdoor Festival Quilt
So, enough for now.  We plan to have a sew/organizing day tomorrow.  Until then...

Monday, March 24, 2014

Born to be wild.

Get your motor running and get out on the highway...
Another busy week here for Quirky Quilts.  We delivered the Harley Davidson Quilt and Keith loved it.  Which is what we love to hear, what do you think?  The border is flames and skulls, can we say bad to the bone.

Keith Boyd's Harley Davidson Quilt
And here is the back using his bandannas' and yes that is motorcycles printed fabric for the back.

The back to Keith Boyd's quilt.

So it is done and delivered and we picked up two more orders this past week.  Hoping to take Lynda's quilt to the long-arm quilter tomorrow or the next day.  It is a sweet lap quilt with a daisy print fabric, too sweet.  We are starting to get orders for graduation gifts, which needs to be placed soon if you want it back in time for June.  It is time for us to get back to the drawing board.