Diary of a Wimpy Kid Tshirt Quilt

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I doubt there’s a middle school student in the United States who doesn’t recognize the Wimpy Kid series of books. These books describe a sixth grader’s adventures as he grows up.

The challenge in this quilt was finding a background fabric that did not detract from the vibrant red and purple Tshirts. I was thrilled to find this black and white fabric. Somehow it manages to capture the stick figures, but also fades into the background. Best of all, the seams between the sashing and borders become invisible.

This was my first quilt using Aurifil invisible thread. I asked around amongst my machine quilting friends, and it seemed to be the favorite. It is the thinnest of the invisible threads I’ve worked with, stitched well on the quilt, and the result was excellent. However, I started another quilt (same thread, same types of fabric) and didn’t manage to find the correct tension. So I hesitate to recommend it whole-heartedly. I have worked with several other kinds of invisible (monofilament) thread and it’s always challenging with the longarm. Several of my longarmer friends refuse to use monofilament thread and I can’t blame them.

http://www.aurifil.com/Aurifil/Invisible_thread.html

To learn more about the Wimpy Kid series, check out http://www.wimpykid.com/

(If the photos do not come out clearly, please check out my blog directly at quiltnotes.wordpress.com)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid T-shirt quilt

Diary of a Wimpy Kid -- quilt block

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