Thursday, October 28, 2010

Here's another quick goody that I made for myself when my sister was in town. She showed me how easy it was to make a cover for my scriptures. The pattern would be so wonderful for different books like journals that my daughter and I will be making some for gifts! You can find it here on the Moda Bakeshop website.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

This last week has been a fabulous week! My sister Laura from Pennsylvania came out to visit me to do some quilt stuff and other crafty fun and boy did we get a lot done. She also came to visit her daughters family here and she is probably getting much needed rest from our adventurous and exhausting week! Normally, both of us agree that quilting is rather relaxing activity, but not at the pace we did! It was indeed rewarding and loads of FUN!

So here we are showing off our newest joint project! This cornucopia pattern was in the last Quilt Sampler magazine. It normally was created with using felted wool and was beautiful. We decided to use batiks because we wanted it to blend this with a earlier fall quilt hanging we did a couple years ago and plus the fact we didn't want to invest in wool just quite yet! Maybe some day I will do something with felted wool. I have added some bead work to the tendrils since photographing this.
This will be Quilt project #50. The next couple of days I will show off quilt #51 that we also did this week and then I'll show other crafty fun as well! Back to work tomorrow!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Here is the finished Project. This t- shirt quilt will be quilt #49 for me and the first t-shirt quilt that I have done. It was a new challenge for me and I learned a lot from doing this. It was definitely a fun thing to be creative with all the different blocks, utilizing fabric that were both from t-shirts and from the scarfs that were made to fit around each dogs neck.
As you can see, this quilt is going to belong to a member of the Arizona Golden Retriever Connection organization. I sure hope she enjoys it.
This is just another close up of an individual block with appliqued blocks on the bottom corners.


P.S. I don't know why I didn't move that Frisbee out the picture before I shot the picture, its probably been there so long that I didn't even notice it until it was too late. Oh Well!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Here are some updates on the T-shirt quilt that I am working on.
You see it all ready for the layers to be pinned and trimmed.

This cute label will be added on later after all the signatures get on. Do you like the bones?

This photo shows the bottom sashing and boarder with another t-shirt built in with a quote my customer wanted put in. You don't see it the first photo, I am having a hard time getting up high enough to photo the whole quilt.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Been making lots of baby receiving blankets for my future grand kids. Being that I live in Arizona, I prefer to make mine just a single layer and then extra large! I know lots of people have made the same size, but I always hear that the ones I make are their favorite and I assume its because of the size. These are just some boy versions because the 3 grand kids that are coming are all Boy's.
Lucky Me!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Here's the work in progress for a T-Shirt Quilt that I have been commissioned to do for a friend of mine from work. She belongs to a Golden Retrievers Rescue Group and this will be a gift for the leader of this organization. I have never done a t-shirt quilt before. Its been an education for me and a time to be creative in a different sort of way. Its been fun. Lots to do still, the boarders are not on it, and then the sandwiching,quilting etc. need to be done. Only have a few weeks to go to finish. The photo on the right is a close up of one of the squares with a scarf sewn into the sashing. The dogs would have scarfs made for them to wear which I have tried to incorporate in the quilt.