Thursday, September 1, 2016

T-Shirt Quilt

It's been a long time since I've posted. I've been working on things but many will be Christmas gifts and I didn't want to post them so early.  The quilt pictured here was finished this week. 

In the next few days, our grandson will be turning 10. Having made a t-shirt quilt for his sister when she turned 10, now it's his turn. Some of the quilt pieces were baby clothes, most were t-shirts and a couple blocks in the quilt were tote bags.  The tote bags had a pocket on the outside so I left that in tack when I cut the tote bag apart to use in this quilt. Those pockets are large enough to tuck something into, unlike the small or tiny pockets that were on some baby clothes. The quilt has 12" blocks with 1.5" sashing and then a border. It will work nicely on a twin bed. I used fleece on the back which I turned to the front as a self binding, not turning it under but anchoring it with a scallop stitch and then trimming away the excess backing. 

 This is a photo of the label. The label border is the same fabric as the border of the quilt. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Windmill Star Quilt Blocks

I'm presenting this quilt block to my quilt guild this week. I made a 2 color block and a 3 color block to demonstrate the versatility of this block. These are 8" blocks (finished size). 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Indian Star

This 8" Indian Star Quilt Block is the block I'm presenting to my quilt guild next month (May). This block will go into a quilt for wounded warriors. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Berlin Snowflake

This snowflake pattern is from Adelheid Dangela, author of Occhi-Patchwork. I finished it this afternoon and haven't yet pressed or stiffened it. I made it with size 20 thread and the finished size is just over 3". When I make it again, I'll use a smaller thread which will make the snowflake smaller and not as heavy looking. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Log Cabin Doll Quilt 2

Another little doll quilt was made from this orphan block. I only added the top and bottom borders. The fleece I used on the back is covered with different colored circles. This, also, will be donated to Toys for Tots. 

9 Patch Doll Quilt

This is made from 4 orphan blocks and backed with fleece. Not the prettiest little quilt but some little girl will enjoy using it for her dolly. This will be donated to Toys for Tots. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Log Cabin Doll Quilt

I picked up several more orphan blocks from my guild's cash & carry table earlier this month. Now it's time to make some doll quilts with them. To this block I added a top and bottom strip and a piece of scrap fleece for the backing. A little quilting, turning of the backing to the top and 1 doll quilt is finished. Like the other doll quilts I've made this year, this one will be donated to Toys for Tots.