Thursday, May 18, 2017

Graduation Quilt Top

Our second child will be graduating from high school in a couple of weeks.
I completed her t-shirt quilt top this week and got it sent off to the quilter today.
 Hers looks a little more crazy than what I've done in the past.
However, that is probably because she has attended 2 different high school during her time.
 This is also the first time I've made a t-shirt quilt without any sashing or borders.
It is definitely a bit more random than others I've done.
This is the backing: gray chevron flannel.
So happy that I got the pattern lined up perfectly!

Linked up to CrazyMomQuilts

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Scrappy Rectangles #2 Completed

And yes, crazy me, I've started the next round of blocks for version #3. 

If interested in purchasing this quilt you can find it in my Etsy shop.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Wide Stripes T-shirt Quilt

As many of you know we like to make t-shirt memory quilts around here.  What you may not know is that also leaves us with quite a bit of t-shirt scraps--some pieces are smaller than others, but sometimes we have entire blank backs that go unused.

So after finishing my last t-shirt quilt I decided to challenge myself and use up the "leftovers" of the t-shirts and turn them into a quilt of some sort. I've been holding onto these for quite some time.

What I came up with was a brick like pattern using 6 inch and 3 inch strips.  Basically getting the stripes as wide as I could based on what I had. 
 This baby is LARGE!  And crazy, but I am pleased with the final result.
My 6'5" son and I are holding this up--widthwise--because it was too big to hold up lengthwise.

The backing was made from a chambray sheet and then added some additional stripes
so that it would be long enough.

Close-up of the quilting.  I asked Lynn for some simple lines to hold it all in place and then some random pebbling on a couple of the smaller stripes.   I love the pebbling!  If I ever do one of these again I would have her do every other or every 3rd row with the pebbling.

And here is my dad enjoying his new quilt.
He likes them HUGE so he can tuck it under everywhere.
And he also likes the added weight of the t-shirt fabric.

  • Don't forget to interface all the t-shirt pieces so there is no stretching, especially for the quilter.
  • Finished size 82 inches by 105 inches.  Yes, it is HUMONGOUS!!  Just the way this Arizona boy likes it so that he doesn't freeze to death.
  • Quilted by Lynn Peterson.

Links to some other t-shirt quilts we've made or featured here on our blog.

Next up for me in another random improve t-shirt quilt.  It is done and needs a backing and to be quilted.  And I'm almost finished with daughter #2's t-shirt graduation quilt.  Hers will be interesting as it is a combo of 2 different high schools and other random shirts thrown in.  Can't wait to show them off when they are finished.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Spool Quilt for my Birthday

This weekend is our annual Sewfest Weekend in St. George.
For various reason I am not there this year.
Mostly I'm O.K. with it.
I am planning on sewing as much as I can here at home while my sisters and cousin
are doing their thing.  I'll post some of my finishes later.

Until then I'll show you what my sisters, Emily and Leslie (and a few of their buddies)
did for me last Fall for my 50th birthday. 

I have to say I was super surprised.  Not that my gift was a quilt, but that it was this quilt.  I knew Emily was working on it but I didn't have a clue that it was coming to me.

I LOVE it!! 

The two different fabrics that make up the backing.

The fun quilt label.

And Awesome binding.


Monday, January 2, 2017

Easy Knit Hat for the New Year

Daughter #2 and her friends all wanted "matching" hats.  Which translated into a chunky knit hat that folded up at the brim and double pom poms attached. My daughter chose black for her hat.  Why, you might ask?  Because she is into neutrals and she knew that no one else would want that color.  (And believe me when I say there was a LOT of drama involving the color choice picks--aren't 13 yr. old girls awesome?)  She isn't a pink girl at all. 

So between me and another of the mom's we got them all done.

Here is my daughter in hers.




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