Monday, November 30, 2015
Making quilts for the young children that's family bought one of our houses from us. There's 3 girls and a boy. My friend Jan is making the top for the boy and has provided the yellow for the three girl tops I'm putting together... I have the first girl top completed...
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015
I got to quilt a top for a friend of mine and just took it off of the quilting machine. She wanted me to quilt it using a fleece blanket for the backing and not using a batting. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but since I had used Minkee before, I used the same principle of pinning it in and keeping it fairly loose... Think it turned out great!
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Our local quilting group makes a quilt to be raffled off by a worthy organization each year. This year, our county youth athletics organization was chosen, the group pieced the top and I volunteered to quilt it...Today, it came off the frame and was sent on its way to be bound by another member of our group. The quilt top is made of all batiks and really pretty. I hope my quilting has done it justice. I quilted a three leaf feather in each of the four legs of each of the plus signs of the design, and a diamond shape in each of the background parts...
Here are some closer shots...
And this is how I added extra fabric to the back that was too narrow...
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015
My son's flimsy is now quilted and bound... Yay!
Also, before and after pictures of a 1953 Singer model 99 that was quite rusty, especially the bobbin and tension areas, and locked down.... It had to be rewired totally...(my hubby's forte)...the bobbin slide replaced... Cleaned of all the dirt dauber nests in and on it... The rust dissolved... Cleaned, oiled, and tested out.... I'm very pleased with a minimalist approach... Now this oldie is truly still a goody!
Monday, September 21, 2015
Ever since I took Craftsy's class The Ultimate T Shirt Quilt, by Winnie Fleming, I've been telling people that I would be happy to make a t shirt quilt for them... So far, I've only had one taker of the offer, my son, Sam. Sam is a band director by profession and brought me a whole bag of t shirts in short order after I offered! So... I'd like to compare the t shirt quilt that I made just prior to taking the class and put it up against the yet unquilted top that is ready to go into the longarm now...let's see how they stack up.
Nice... Now the one I just finished...
The top I just finished isn't as big as the first one, but it also doesn't have as many shirt squares ... the first one was 32 shirt squares if I remember... This one about 12-13 ... As you can tell I also added about 5 or so logo smaller blocks... Is one better or nicer than the other? Probably not... But the techniques that I learned from the Craftsy class made the whole process easier by breaking down into components what had been a bit overwhelming in the first one. Will I be willing to do more? Yep! Do I feel more capable now? Absolutely.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Last year at Quilt Plano, I accepted a challenge to complete a quilt kit for children in need of comfort... I loved doing it so much that I decided this year to accept the challenge of making two! I'm pleased to announce they are both completed. I plan to take them with me and drop them off when I go back to McKinney this next week for Linda V. Taylor's Star Gazing workshop...
Monday, August 31, 2015
Our church ladies have done it again... a couple in our church have a daughter getting married... Now, most of our ladies don't know this girl like I do since she now only gets to get into town sporadically since she grew up and got her RN and now lives in another town... Those sweet ladies worked with me to piece a quilt top for her wedding...I just finished adding the borders today and am so proud of our ladies....
Monday, August 24, 2015
I have a friend that asked me to quilt a quilt for her. She said not to worry about doing anything fancy...but the more I looked at the quilt top, the more it said...'I need feathers...lots of feathers!' Well, feathers aren't my best thing...but the quilt top said, 'By the time you get through with me, you will be good at them!' The quilt won...There are lots and lots of feathers, flowery swirls, leaves and some puzzle pieces thrown in for good measure...