The Sawtooth Shirt Quilt began as part of the first shirt quilt, as you see in this photograph of my sketch on the felt wall. With some help from my advisor, I avoided ruining the soft look of the curves in the Wave Shirt Quilt with these bold graphic sawtooth strips. They were set aside for a second project which is finished this week.
|Wave Shirt quilt with sawtooth strips on felt wall|
|Finished Sawtooth Shirt Quilt. 46"x 68"|
|back of the Sawtooth Shirt Quilt|
For the quilting design I chose to follow the 45 degree angles in the saw tooth's half triangle squares as my pattern lines. It was a coincidence that they were going in opposite directions on the two sections of the quilt top. When I finished basting the layers of cotton, linen top and back together with a fine wool batting, I used the Hera tool with a long metal straight edge to mark diagonal lines across the majority of the top, then shorter lines in the other direction making a arrow point angled design where the two sections meet.
|label is hand embroidery on a blue-gray linen scrap including the content to help advise for cold water wash and low temperature drying.|
|Sawtooth Shirt Quilt 46"x 68"|
|Wave Shirt Quilt finished 46"x 60"|
|side by side two quilts made from Tom, Peter, my father Clarence and some anonymous fellow's shirts.|