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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Blood Donation T-Shirt Rag Quilt


I decided to use my Blood Donation T-Shirt Collection to make a rag quilt.  I need to make four T-Shirt Quilts from a collection of expensive shirts that my Husband brings from his travels.  So, I plan to get comfortable cutting up my free t-shirts first.  This quilt will be 56" x 70" and I want to quilt it myself so I will make it rag style.



I cut each shirt into a 15-inch square.


This is my favorite.






Here are the 25 t-shirts all cut into squares.


I cut the usable backs and plain white t-shirts to use as the back of the quilt.



These are 15" flannel squares to use as batting.

I will keep you updated on my progress.


Monday, January 30, 2017

Monopoly Quilt Top Finished

The Monopoly Quilt top is finished.  I planned on sewing the two borders on at our Saturday sew-in, but I ran into a problem with the large blue border.  The second one that I sewed on was about an inch too short.  I thought all four borders were the same length, but evidently not.  I had to get the old seam ripper out.  This was a UFO , a bag of squares, blue borders and five yards of fabric for the backing.  I am so glad that I finished it.  It is simple, but still makes me smile.  Now I just need to seam up the backing and get it quilted.


66" x 83"





Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dr. Seuss Quilt

Yesterday, the Houston Texans lost and will not be playing in the Superbowl next month here in Houston.  I miss J. J. Watts and this makes me very sad.  So, my next choice would be the Steelers and they just won and still have a chance for the Superbowl.  While watching the Steeler game, I am binding my Dr. Seuss quilt.

I purchased this kit several years ago at a Quilt Show.  It is a flip and sew and was a lot of fun to put together.


Dr. Seuss flip and sew quilt.


Love this fabric for binding.  It is cut on the straight of grain but looks like it is cut on the bias.


Backing


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Quilting in the New Year.

We woke up to 20 degrees weather yesterday (Saturday) morning in South Texas.  So, I pulled out my coat, scarf, and gloves that only get used about 4 or 5 times a year. Seriously, we are expecting 78 degrees by Wednesday.

The Bee that I belong to has a Sew-In on the first Saturday of each month.  We have 11 members and 8 were able to attend.  That is good for us.  One was sick and one was working and I did not hear from the third absentee.

I chose to put borders on a Monopoly Quilt that I started last year from a UFO package of cut up squares.  It is shaping up into a real cute quilt.



I thought my hair looked better than that when I left the house.  I think that my coat hood did a number on it.


I added the small black border and the wider blue border at the sew-in.


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Merry Christmas


These are some of my most favorite Christmas decorations.  They were a gift, from my          Husband, years ago.  The Three Kings are beautifully done and have a Nativity scene across the front of the three.



Their robes are done in wonderful quilt patterns.


I wish for you a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
May your holidays be filled with Love,Family,Friends and lots of good food.



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Stockings for charity

One of the things I make each year, as a Quilt Guild member, is Christmas Stockings to donate to charitable organizations in our area.  Below is my contribution this year.





Saturday, October 29, 2016

Ten Minute Table Runner

JoAnn Fabrics sold Nightmare Before Christmas Fabric this year.  A nice variety and discounted to boot.  I fell in love with The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie years ago.  We made a trip to Disney World that December and Jack Skellington was all the rage.  I wanted to use the fabric right away, so I made a couple of 10 Minute Table Runners.



Love this combo.



Perfect fabric to complement NBFC fabric.


The 10 Minute Table Runner is 1/3 yard x WOF for front center and 1/2 yard x WOF for back and border. Here is a video that shows how easy it it to make.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZUe37VXABI