Saturday, January 31, 2015

2015 quilty goals: January update

2015 quilty goals

I really plan to get these quilty goals completed this year! Today is the last day of January, and how have I done so far in getting any of these goals finished?

Well, I am close to having the t-shirt quilt finished and I have started on the Batik Slash quilt.

I feel like I am looking good especially since starting the week of the 12th and lasting through mid April I am and will be home at least ten hours less a week.

Soon I will have some quilt completions to show. 2015 is looking GOOD!

Friday, January 16, 2015

High School T-shirt Quilt

I have been working quietly on a huge t-shirt quilt.

It is the biggest quilt that I have ever made (93"x96"). There were times when I wondered what was wrong with me; why was I making such a big quilt?

In the end, as always, there is a love for making things and the thanks and love from the recipient.

As I quilted this quilt I thought of the person that would get this quilt and all of the memories that she held in these t-shirts. I hoped for the best future for her as I worked on her pleasant past. As I thought of these things, the size was not a problem and the quilt was finished quickly. It also helped that I made a decision to quilt four blocks a day until all 49 of them where finished.

First, I quilted a straight line from top to bottom on the piecing line, then I quilted each quilt block with free-motion quilting.

These are just a few:


I wanted to have a different quilting pattern for each quilt block, but it was getting difficult. Instead I used many similar patterns but tried to make them a little different in each one.

I was able to finish this quilt just in time for Christmas. It felt really good to make a decision, set a deadline, and make it happen. It feels even better to give a gift that is loved so much.

So, here is a full view of the quilt top before quilting:
Forgive the office supplies in the corner. Just keeping it real.

Monday, January 12, 2015


This will not be the first quilt of 2015, nor will it be the last for 2014.
I got a good bit behind blogging my quilts in 2014 and plan to catch up this month.

Also, I thought that I had already revealed this quilt, but I guess I just missed it.

Here is the gorgeous Serenity:
The back is a beautiful castle fabric that has what can only be thought of as princesses and a few frogs. I is the perfect fabric for this quilt in colors and for the fact that this little girl is called their little princess. I gave my friend a choice of fabrics and this is the one that we both chose.
Perfect? I think so.

The binding was a pink fabric that I had on hand. It just looked absolutely perfect with this quilt!

One last picture to show off the quilting. I think that the quilting shines on this quilt and really adds to the appeal of this quilt. It helps to liven the patchwork up a little. I think all in all this is a perfectly sweet little girl's quilt.
Maybe I should rename it Perfect Serenity. It would be a perfect name, right?

And we have a perfect-sweet little princess quilt and the only fabric bought was for the backing.
Love it!