Monday, October 8, 2012

Friendship Star

 I call this quilt the friendship star. I made that up. I am sure it has some "official" quilting name. I don't know. I saw the pattern on pinterest and adapted it to my own size.
 I went ahead and cut into my coveted Flea Market Fancy re-print fabrics.
I made this wall hanging for my very best friend. It was her birthday and I had been racking my brain trying to come up with something to get her. Something that I knew would make her smile.

It seems like this did the trick. She loved it. I love her and all is right in the world.

I forgot to get the final measurements. Eventually I will get around to it. The back was made from a turquoise fabric with a small log cabin block made from leftover FMF.

Friday, September 21, 2012

New England Patriots Quilts

 I am really falling in love with t-shirt quilts. This one in particular was a custom order for the sister of one of my very best friends. She purchased all the t-shirts from Goodwill and the Salvation Army.
 I backed the quilt with a super warm and soft plaid flannel. It was quilted with a loose meander stitch.
The quilt was VERY well received. I was told that there were tears of happiness. Always a good thing.

I already have plans to start another Boston Red Sox quilt and also a Phillies (which is easier to find in my area...)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Welcome back !

I think a year off is good enough, don't you ?

2012 has already been a busy and productive year in terms of quilting and sewing.

 I made R2D2 at the beginning of the year. I based the design off a cross stitch pattern that I found online. I think each square was cut to 3". The finished quilt ended up being much larger than I had anticipated. We love Star Wars in this house, so this won't be the last quilt from the dark side.

 I also jumped on the bandwagon and did the Granny Square thing. I used the Picnic/Fairground fabric line from DS, all purchased at Joann's. The back of the quilt was made from a vintage cotton sheet. This quilt lives in Maine with my BFF.

 This next quilt, is by far my favorite (although we are ONLY 1/2 way through the year...) I splurged and grabbed a triangle template with a coupon from Joann's. I based this quilt off something that I had saved on Pinterest.

I love the back just as much as the front. The IKEA house fabric ? It was the last of my stash and I could literally cry just thinking that there is no more to be had. This is Gavin's new quilt. It's twin sized and we use it ALL THE TIME (as it should be, with quilts...)

There are more quilts that eventually I will get around to posting and talking about.

Plus some new tricks that I learned to make my machine work better.