Saturday, August 16, 2014

Honor Quilt for J&J 2014

My sister texted me to see if I would make another quilt for her work. I thought I was off the hook after the last one I made.  NOT!  I pulled this small quilt top out of a drawer and threw a border on it.

Let's call this another finish!! yeah.  I used leftover binding from another quilt plus I added some binding to that. Using up the scraps!  The border was leftover too.

They sell spots to write on to honor cancer patients they know or who have passed away.  I portioned off the borders so they can write on them.

I used a super cheap, thin, donated to me white fabric for the back.  I used leftover batting and sewed it together.  A total make do quilt.  I whipped this out in one day including quilting and binding.  I'm also giving 3 sets of pillow cases that they will put in baskets and raffle off.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Stitch Bible

I'm taking a class on Craftsy called Stupendous Stitches. You have to make a "Stitch Bible" out of all of the stitches on your machine.  I have been loving this because it's a way to use up all of those almost gone threads and bobbins. 

Some of these stitches I will probably never use.  Some of them are really cool.  I have been stitching the default first and then varying the width and length of the stitches as instructed. You have to lower your tension as well. I have over 200 stitches on my machine and I am only in the 130's.  I have a ways to go.  I didn't use any of the button stitches.

Navajo Code Talkers Finish

Here's a close up of quilting that is hard to see.

This is the back of the quilt where you can see the quilting design better. I should have used black batting as there is a lot of bearding in the stitches.

Here's a view of most of the blocks. I want to make another one but more accurately with my own measurements.  Some of the blocks I made on my own without the pattern.  I think this would turn out awesome in solids.

Andy's Flannel Quilt

This quilt is made of flannels that I bought at least 10 years ago at a local quilt show.  I finally used it and I finally made a quilt for my youngest brother who is turning 50 this year. I added more black for the border and I have a second border to add then I will quilt it.