Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Karen made this Sturgis Motorcycle Rally t-shirt quilt for her friend. Every t-shirt is related in some way to the motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, going back to 1995. 

The moment I opened it up, I knew what I wanted to quilt it with, an edge-to-edge called "Heatwave". It just fit the theme!

Typically I quilt t-shirt quilts with a meander or some other freemotion quilting, since t-shirt quilts are usually a mine field of raised letters, motifs, plastic-fused pictures and other items to be avoided or tip-toed around. I found Karen's quilt super flat, smooth and only one "watch out" item--this pocket, which I easily went around:

Another view of the quilting, Heatwave, a free pantograph at Urban Elementz, here.

Karen used this super fluffy, soft flannel--love the print!

This quilt finishes at 68" X 111" and will make a great memory quilt for the owner of these t-shirts!

Great job, Karen!!!

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

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  1. Wow, "Heatwave" is perfect for this quilt! Good job.
    Quilter Bonnie

  2. I really like how she added those smaller squares as sort of random corner stones, that's a neat idea! Heatwave looks great on this quilt, just the right touch :)

  3. This is a great quilt, and full of memories. I recall being at Sturgis one year as the rally was beginning to gather. Never have I seen so many Harleys in one place (the ground actually shook as they drove by). Heatwave is perfect for the quilting! Nice job!

  4. It looks awesome! Never been to the rally, even with being a SD girl, but know several people who have-what a riot!!

  5. My FIL would love this quilt - a big motorcycle fan!


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