Friday, September 21, 2018

Sweet 1950s Baby Quilt

I recently picked up this commission from a church friend.  She wants it finished so she can give it to her soon-to-be born grandnephew at Christmas.  Isn't it just sweet?  Those of us who were born in the 1950s probably had a similar quilt.  I know I did.  I haven't hand quilted in years but I'm sure I remember how! 

Have a Creative Day, Y'All! 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Improvisational TShirt Quilt: no. 2 Progress

It turns out this quilt was impossible to photograph well.  All the pictures came out with blue or purple tones.  I threw it on my bed and it looks more like itself.  It's not as rumpled or as bumpy as it looks.  The under quilts weren't exactly flat!

The scarves worked out alright.  The black one had some raised dotted areas that may have given my machine a little trouble.  I'll have to look more closely when I attach the binding.  Full of drape-so that's a plus!  The earthy comforting colors of the knit fabrics are appealing.  I like how the colors and prints play off of each other. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Why We Really Sew Quilts!

This spring I worked with one of my longstanding friends to help her finish a quilt for her great grandson's upcoming birthday.  Today she sent me this picture.  So precious!

Have a Creative Day, Y'All!
Take a Nap if you Need One! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Improvisational Quilt: TShirts no. 2

Following quickly on the heels of the last TShirt Quilt is the next one.  It even uses some of the cut pieces that didn't make it into the last one.  I was able to stop by a neighborhood consignment store today and pick up a nice bundle of 80¢ tshirts for accent pieces.  The men's tshirts are usually the solid colors and the female's shirts are the printed ones.  It's a nice ying/yang representing the flourish a woman gives to a man's life.  Or some such nonsense.  :-)

Lots of great colors and designs (and saved from the landfill)

The 1st strip is sewn.  It sets the tone of the quilt. 

One of the new to me tshirts has a very handsome print.  

It's not always as it seems.  For a few of the tshirt fabrics, the back looked more appropriate for the quilt's tone than the front.  Flip that baby over! 

I'm going to experiment by using some scarves as the backing.  They are another good source of inexpensive fabric.  I can often find very large thrifted scarves for less than $3.00.  I think the scarves will pair nicely with the tshirt knits keeping the whole quilt soft and cozy.

So much fun!
at The Crimson Vagabond Roadshow 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Improv TShirt Quilt Finished!

Yea Baby!  Love this Tshirt Quilt!

I've wanted to sew a generic tshirt quilt for awhile now.
I'm glad I took this opportunity to do it!  

Brent said, "WOW!  that was quick; must've been easy!"  Nothing like 50 years of experience to back you up.   :-)

Have a Creative Day, Y'All!