Monday, February 23, 2015

The (different kind of) T-Shirt Quilt again

A while back, I mentioned a (different kind of) T-Shirt Quilt I finished in December as a gift.

The previous post had pictures of the not-yet-quilted twin-sized quilt; here are the rest of the pictures for that one.

Anyway, I free-motion-quilted this one with variegated thread.

And it's backed with a fuzzy green blanket.

Coziness is the idea!

As far as colors go, I was aiming for the warm colors fading into cool colors idea; I think it pretty much works. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Shirts-and-Jeans Quilt

During the past few months, I've finished several quilts, but I've been short on "blogging time", so, I'll be playing catch-up for a bit, sharing some quilts I've finished lately.

Several weeks ago (see this post), I mentioned the Shirts-and-Jeans quilt that I finished. I've been meaning to add a few more pictures of that quilt.

Lately, I've been blogging from my phone a lot, since blogging from my phone is usually faster. (Snap a pic ... write some words ... press publish -- that works pretty efficiently, and efficiency is key some days!)

In order for my pictures to be "more interesting", I've been trying out the concept of outdoor pictures of quilts.

While I've never been one to take my quilts on field trips, or lay them in the grass/snow/tree ... this one kind of worked.


 The more natural light, the better, right?

I stuck the quilt to the metal shed with super-strong magnets. Like I said, it kind of worked. :-)
(Full disclosure: There was another quilt that did not fare so well, and did not stay up long enough for a pic. So I don't necessarily recommend this method!) 

Shirts and Jeans. A classic combination.
This one's about twin-size ... 65" x 75".
This quilt is for sale on eBay for a little while. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

My Second Minecraft-Style Quilt

I finished up my second quilt that's Minecraft-Style. All the "square" graphics are great for patchwork, and my kids have had fun helping me with style/color analysis, since they're my resident Minecraft experts. :-)

Once again, this is a fleece-and-T-shirt quilt ... Made from super-soft recycled T-Shirts. Actually, since each of the 12 blocks is made from 100 little squares, this quilt is made from 1,200 little squares!

It's almost twin-sized ... 60" x 78", so it's a really versatile size.
Update: My oldest son was pretty happy to get this quilt as one of his birthday gifts ...


Monday, February 9, 2015

Gingham finishing

I'm hoping to get the binding on the Gingham quilt today ... Here's a picture of the back of the quilt.

I love how the custom-quilting looks, even from the back.

I'm hoping to post some "all done" photos soon!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Still coming up with Minecraft Quilt ideas

My next Minecraft Quilt is in the works ... This one's full of tiny little squares, since each 20-inch block contains a hundred little squares. I'm hoping to finish it as a twin-size quilt later this week.

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