09 July 2018

Cricut saves the day

I know I have posted about my grandma's quilt.  (Here is the original post, and again here when I made her a second quilt.) The reason I made her a second quilt was because hers was falling apart.  It was made in 2000, and was the first thing I made.


I knew I wanted to patch it up with this flannel fabric, and decided that hearts would look good.  I hadn't done it (and I have had her quilt for a while) but once I got my cricut, I KNEW that it would be a lot easier and I went to town.


I used fusible web, for two reasons a) so they would attach and b) to help them stay down.  I did also stitch around the edges.


I ended up having to put something like 15 heart patches on! But grandma was happy to get this back :)

07 July 2018

July Goals

1. Post in my blog 7 times a month.  Even if I am just updating about how my leader/ender progress is coming.  I need to write!
- June I posted 12 times!! It's nice being in my sewing room.

2. Finish Quilts for my nephew (it's started), B for graduation (no clue what to do!), A for Christmas (log cabin), J for Christmas (scrappy strings). Make tee-shirt quilts (3).
- Scrappy strings is coming along, B graduation is done (monochromatic stars), and I am working on two tee-shirt quilts (one done)

3. Organize and use my 2.5" squares.  I have been thinking about doing a color quilt with the different colored squares I have.
- I used my 2.5" squares for the LinkedIn quilt.

06 July 2018

linkedin


Here is an update of my LinkedIn quilt.  It's definitely more green than I planned, but I like it a lot.

04 July 2018

Heat Transfer Vinyl - not Quilting related

 Since I got my cricut, I have been wanting to play with HTV (heat transfer vinyl).


So I put this on a pillowcase I'd bought.  The letters aren't straight, because I am still learning with my machine ;)


This one is on a tote bag, again I know it's not straight.  I don't think it's too bad for my first time using the HTV.

29 June 2018

New toy

 I got a new toy recently!!!

Here is Minnie checking it out.



And I added a little bling to it.  I have some ideas of things I can do that are quilting related!! I can't wait to have some time this summer to play with it!

22 June 2018

Finished Quilt


I finished the memory quilt (and washed it).  I love how it turned out.  I took some pictures outside.

20 June 2018

Linked In


I saw a quilt similar to this online.  I wanted to make it.  I decided to use greens for the "links".  It's definitely a lot more green than I anticipated.

18 June 2018

Quilt layout

I finished sewing the flannel to the back of all the blocks, and put them up on the design wall.  I laid them out to see how it I liked it.  I rearranged a few things before I got to this final layout.

14 June 2018

Leaders and enders


Wow! I have 84 of these little blocks!! I love how quickly the come together, and it's so handy when I am working on other things to just have them there and ready.


I pulled out my bow ties quilt to show it to someone, and guess who came and laid down on it!!! I guess he's a quilting kitty ;)

12 June 2018

Finished quilt!


Quilting after getting it pinned.  I chose to do some straight line quilting.

  

Here is Earl, "helping" me.


And the finished quilt!! I am definitely happy with how it turned out.  And she was happy with the gift :) Definitely a quick turn around for me.  It only took about 3 weeks!

10 June 2018

Finished top!!!!

I don't have a close up on the fabric I ended up choosing for the border, but it's black with multi colored stars.  I think it fits perfect.  I chose to use a solid border instead of a pieced one, because this needed to get done quickly!

I laid it out to get the basting done.  I need more safety pins!


Here's a picture of the back, I don't think it does the back justice.


And now I quilt it!!!

08 June 2018

Memory Quilt - blocks


I have finished interfacing/sewing/cutting all the blocks I needed.  There are a total of 20 blocks, so 4 x 5 blocks.  With the 5th row being slightly longer.

This is not the final layout.  Just me putting them on my design wall to make them easier to count.  I had two blocks that wouldn't stay up there.

These were a pair of leggings.  All I could see on them was "Celine Dion" which is funny to me. 

06 June 2018

Scrappy trips

Someone on Instagram was doing a scrappy trip along, but not as a swap, but just to get a top done.  And since I had done quite a few swaps, I have A LOT of blocks to use.  

Here they are laid out on my wall.  I LOVE having a design wall for instances like these.  I will say I definitely see different things when I take a picture rather than just having them up there.

And because I like to make a million things at once, here are some more strips laid out

04 June 2018

Memory Quilt

I was commissioned to make a memory quilt.


The woman whose clothes these were enjoyed traveling and visited many Hard Rock Cafés.  This is about half of the blocks I would like to have done.

There were also some leggings, I was able to get enough for one block (the top left one) and then I sewed some strips together to get another one.  


02 June 2018

Finished Blocks

I finished all the star blocks! 


I have almost all the sashings on!

My husband helped me lay out the blocks so nothing was too similar next to anything else.


I am trying to decide on how I will make it bigger.  I was thinking a random 2.5" 16 patch


Or maybe a colored 2.5" 16 patch?

01 June 2018

June goals

1. Post in my blog 7 times a month.  Even if I am just updating about how my leader/ender progress is coming.  I need to write!
- Woot! 7 posts in May.  Expect more this month since school is out!!!!

2. Finish Quilts for my nephew (it's started), B for graduation (no clue what to do!), A for Christmas (log cabin), J for Christmas (scrappy strings). Make tee-shirt quilts (3).
- Scrappy strings is coming along, B graduation is coming along, and I am working on two tee-shirt quilts

3. Organize and use my 2.5" squares.  I have been thinking about doing a color quilt with the different colored squares I have. 
- I have used some of them for a red, white, & blue table runner, and I used a bunch more for my monochromatic stars!Although I am not going to lie, the bin doesn't seem that much smaller!!!

30 May 2018

And now for some sashing.

I now have 8 stars, and I wanted to see how it looked with the fabric I picked out for sashing.  I wasn't too sure how I felt about it.


I cut up some more strips and laid it out.  I am really liking how this is coming together!


I think I might add another border on the outside to finish it up. We will see how I feel once I get this put together.

Here is my new quilting buddy Earl helping me out.

28 May 2018

And then there were 6


I am able to get a few done each night, they don't take much work! I shouldn't have any issues meeting my deadline!

I think the biggest issue I will have is not having enough fabric to make the quilt as big as I would like.  I have pre ordered this fabric, and finding more has been a struggle.  But I can add a border to make the quilt bigger.

26 May 2018

And then there were 4

I got 4 blocks done tonight.  They are pretty easy to whip up.  I just need to figure out how many I am going to do, and how I will sash them.



24 May 2018

Star block

I had said I had some ideas about how to use my 2.5" squares.  And this is what I came up with!  


 I decided to make it 4x4.  So I had to cut the background strips 8.5"x 2.5" and I just did a stitch and flip for the corners or star points.

I can't wait to get more of these whipped up!