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Friday, November 11, 2016

Rag Quilt Finished

T's Rag Quilt

Finishing touches.

Good grief where does the time go?  
I thought it had been only a couple weeks since I last posted.
Well, I guess I did a lot more sewing then I thought as well.

Tristan's quilt is finished.
This one big quilt.
I constructed the top half, 
washed and dried it and then
the second half, then joined them together.

Being made of all flannel it is heavy, is also very big, 
so to keep from stressing my washing machine I decided to
do it that way, worked out great.
As it washed I stood over the washer with a hand strainer
to help get all of the lint and threads that come loose from
the cut ends.  Working the strainer thru the water the whole
time, I did not want this stuff going down the drain and causing a clog.
Then once in the dryer, I checked the filter every 5 minutes or so
You would not believe how much came off this quilt.
It would have clogged the drains for sure.

 I like how it has turned out, and it will be
warm and comforting to Tristan.
Some details below.




 There were enough squares left to make a pillow sham,
not washed yet in this picture.
I will also make some pillow cases with remaining fabrics to 
complete the set.

Not sure what is next on the quilting horizon. 

I did buy a kit several years back and I think I will begin that.
So I guess I will have to let you know what I decide on.  
Thanks for stopping by.

Have a blessed day.
 

Sunday, October 09, 2016

T's Flannel Rag Quilt

T's Flannel Rag Quilt

Making a rag quilt for my grandson
Seems he likes his dad's so much he hijacked it.
So he needs one of his own.
T picked most of the fabrics, some came from my stash.
Half done here.

Using the Accuquit for cutting all the pieces. 
Each block has 3 layers of flannel, 2  orange and one  print.

 Placing the fabric and cutting 4 at a time

The die cuts the fringe, much easier then using scissors.  
Enough on each cutting for 2 blocks.
Some of the prints we are using


Each block is sewn with an X which is the only quilting
 holding the quilt together.

Sewing the X in chain fashion
One of two stacks of sewn blocks. 
Adding some embroidery to a few of the blocks



Have been working on getting the rows together 8 done
8 to go.  This should be a cozy quilt.
T loves all things hunting, can you tell.
My design wall will only hold half of this queen quilt.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Lions Embroidered Hats

Lions

Embroidered Hats


My grandson's football team needed some hats
So here is what we did.

A few in camo



 
 Red, black, grey, pink, white.
with the players numbers on the back.

 Just a peak of one on the machine.


Another staged to be stitched

 
 Next a hoodie for my daughter to wear at the 
chilly football evening games.



Monday, July 04, 2016

Baby Quilt

It's A Boy

Quilt for a Wee Baby Boy

It is fun to make something small from time to time.
What is better then a quilt for a new baby boy.

Ryker Thomas
will be here soon.

A soft little quilt for a sweet baby.

My orginal design was a rail fence, ya know they say
the rail fence is a good beginners quilt, 
I find it hard and I have been a quilter for 
over 10 years.  I did not like the colors I chose,
so began again this time with a disappearing 9 patch.
Happy with the end result.

 With a sweet little pillow to go with. 


Enjoy baby Ryker.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer Quilting

Summer Quilting

Catching Up

Where, pray tell, does the time go?

2 months gone!
I am happy to report that
Lime-A-Lishes and Ruffled Roses 
are completed.
It is good to be done, but 
I have felt a little lost now that the work
on these two quilts is done, kind of like leaving old friends.

Both quilts were on display at our local quilt show
@ Cowboy Carnival 

Ruffled Roses
 Lime-A-Lishes
Lime-A-Lishes
will be going to its new home with Josh and Michele when
we see them in July.

I also put  a couple more items in the show.

A wall hanging that I bought the kit for, 
 from Shabby Fabrics.  
There are two more in the kit that I need to finish up.
 My replacement travel bag.  
Again like losing an old friend, but now have gained a new one.
This bag was fun, in that, all of the fabrics, but one (the stars) were gifted
to me by another quilter who was cleaning out her stash.  
So now when I see this bag I think of Sue.

I have entrusted with a couple of commission jobs since April.

First an embroidery job, 
Martha is doing a wedding quilt and needed some
embroidery work done for it.

These both stretched my skills

With this first one, the lettering is quit large which
did not allow all the words to fit into one hoop.  In order to 
accomplish this large design I had to move the hoop 4 times.
 In order to make sure they were lined up beautifully
....a lot of measuring and nail biting was required.
but I got it done and am very happy with the outcome.

I did test samples first to make sure I
had things where I wanted them and to be able to make
any corrections before stitching out these final pieces.
 With the Love panel I had to line things up vertically, with the main
body aligning to the left.  This one took 6 hoop changes.

  
One last share today, I do have to make up for not posting right?
Another commission.

Gary's Harley quilt
Finished this up last night, now to get it into the mail.

I hope you like it Gary.
 Love having the embroider machine so I can add special details like names.
 Label for the back. 
I wanted the fabrics to shine so I did a simple meander for the quilting.

Well, that is it for now.  Up next.........time to make
new quilts for the grands. 

May your day be filled with blessings.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lime-A-Lishes

Lime-A-Lishes

The Lime, Black, White and Grey quilt is DONE!
and it has a name.

Lime-A-Lishes

I am happy to say I have put the last stitch 
in this amazing quilt.

This quilt is big, VERY BIG
112 x 112 inches
shown atop a king size bed.  
I hope to get a better picture when it is 
hanging at the quilt show.
 Though the binding is not on here, it is now on.
Label is on.  

Lime - A- Lishes 
is done.  
A year this month and full of 
many hours of loving, prayerful stitches 
for my son and daughter-in-law.

A few more details below of the quilting.



 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Quilting Updates-Ruffled Roses & Lime top

Some Final Touches

Ruffled Roses & Lime top

Work continues on my Ruffled Roses quilt, the addition
of hand sewn swarovski crystals is complete.  
I wish I could have picked up the sparkle of the crystals.



Next I will be adding bow shape beads under each of the
flowers between the swags on the stripped border.
Then it will be done. 


I also have been continuing the longarm work on 
Josh and Michele's quilt.
At 4 weeks now on the quilting but of course I don't work
8 hours a day, general 3 to 4 and not every day.
Some days just are not good days to do this work, so
I only work 4 to 5 days a week.

I am just 2 more away from this border of lines being done.
Working on the lower half of the quilt now.
Upper half is done, then it will be time to turn the quilt
to finish off the last border which will be feathers.

I also made a new travel bag, my current one is
falling apart.  I did fix the broken hand on it but decided
it was time to do something new.

 Love how it turned out.
I will add one more detail, a monogram
with the embroidery machine, just have not done it yet.

A fun note about this bag.
I attended a quilting retreat in January, 
a couple of the gals brought bags and bags of fabric
they did not want anymore, yardage upon yardage.
All but one of the fabrics (the stars) came 
from the yardage they brought and gave to the rest of us.
Thus, this bag will always remind me of that retreat.
Thank you ladies.

Have a wonderful week, see you soon.