Archive for the ‘Quilts I've Made’ Category

Went to a Bon Voyage party

January 18, 2013

Went to a Bon Voyage party

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

This quilt is hanging at a friends house. I snapped a picture at her daughter’s “off to study in Europe party”. A few days later while sorting through bins of fabric I came upon an unfinished quilt piece. See my Flickr site for January 18, 2013. I think it is strange that I came upon this piece so many years after making the quilt with Marie. It may have been my attempt to make a scrappy back and for some reason I bailed on the idea. It may have been my remembrance piece documenting the fabrics I used in MArie”s quilt. I simply can not remember.
I am going to make wonky stars like the one’s we made in the Bush Fire project. The stars will help make the top piece wider. I also will add for eye spy fabrics. It could have been another reason I started the scrappy yellow rows.

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New Years Day Surprise

January 2, 2013

New Years Day Surprise

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

My iPad made a bell sounds and I looked Skype notice from Matthias. There I was with my hair pulled up to the top of my head like Susie Who in my Pjs still at 2pm! I screamed to the rest of the household Matthias wants to Skype! Total pandemonium occurred. I ran to the bathroom and wet my hair grabbed the blow dryer and did a quick dry and threw the basics of some makeup on. My MR grabbed sweatshirts and we all threw them on and plopped down in front of the Christmas tree with the lights on. We had a wonderful chat. Soooooooo Fun!

Some of the stars on this tree were purchased in Germany when I went for the Christmas markets a few years ago. The day after I spoke to Matthias I was admiring my tree and looked at the coffee table and it occurred to me how wonderful it is to have a remembrance of that amazing trip right there in front of me.  Matthias had asked if I still quilt and I was able to show him this wall hanging that I have under the metal tree. The next time we Skype we will have Erna with him so we can visit with her as well. They will be skiing for a good part of January so I will “patiently” (ha) wait for their return.

Christmas Cardinal Quilt

December 28, 2009

Christmas Quilt I made for my Mommy! I made it at least 6 years ago.

This is one of the few quilts I have ever finished.

I even made the cross-stitched pillow at the head of the bed.

The quilt stays on her bed throughout the year.

I took a class in order to get the quilt done in time for Christmas.

I hope to some day do a little more in depth machine quilting on this.

It really is only stitched in the ditch in order to hold everything together.

My Mom doesn’t seem to mind at all.

Every time I look at it I fall in love with the fabric all over again. It really is lovely fabric!

Flag Quilt to celebrate the 4th of July

July 4, 2009

Flag Quilt to celebrate the 4th of July

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

I decided to tie this after I started the Tied Quilt group here on flickr. I like how it turned out.  I really like all the quilt photos I see where quilts are hanging from trees. I was able to take two small stick pins to hang this one.

It is raining right now which gives me a chance to blog. My Mr is watching golf on T.V. and the youngest watching cartoon on another  T.V. The oldest is out on a boat with his friends. This gives me a chance to do some sewing. We’ve been doing a lot of running the past couple weekends so staying in is kind of nice. I haven’t blogged in a whole month! Where does the time go???

I like how the Tied Quilt group is growing. 18 members and 139 photos. Feel free to add any photos of tied quilts or closeups of tied quilts or tied quilts in the making!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1110732@N21/pool/

I pledge allegiance...

I started this quilt quite a number of years ago. I have seen this Pledge of Allegiance fabric in other quilts on flickr.

I had this quilt in a large round quilting hoop hanging on my livingroom wall for about 5 years…needless to say it faded where the hoop was.

A few days before I took the hoop off I came across a photo on flickr the had been hanging over a railing on the second floor. The owner was moving the quilt and realized it had faded. Then I take mine off the hoop and see it has faded as well.

Patriotic Flag Wall Hanging

I used two colors of embroidery thread. Red for the stripes and blue where the stars are.

July 4 2009 Flag QuiltI took this with me to the park yesterday to finish sewing just 4 inches on the binding. Of course it got damp and by the time I got home some of the red bled on the second from the top row of stripes. I tried washing it out with dish soap but to no avail. If anyone has any suggestions on how to un-bleed a few blocks.

All I have left now is the label. I have a circle of the faded blue fabric safety pinned to the back. I thought I would make the label out of that fabric. It is interesting to see how it has faded over the years. The patch for the label is not faded!  Now I am thinking I will add the red piece that is bleeding to the label as well. It is just one patch of red that has bled and it is in about 4 parts of the quilt. I am not upset about it. Bigger fish to fry as I say. I want to try and incorporate it into the quilt with some stitches or rays of sunshine or something (again any suggestions would be appreciated).

jgmehlin flickr

This photo is of a quilt I saw on flickr today this is so similar to mine it is uncanny.

mini American flag

Tulip Quilt / Happy Spring Everyone

March 29, 2009

Tulip Quilt / Happy Spring Everyone

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

One of the earlier quilts I made. It is now hanging in my dining room. If you notice the top row has 30 squares and the bottom has 29. It’s just how is was in those days when I didn’t have an accurate 1/4 inch seam allowance!

The binding is open still on the bottom to put a label on the quilt. I have the book I made this quilt from. It is the first quilt book I ever purchased. I still like many of the quilts in the book.  I’ll find it and add it.

It was a busy day today. I did a major cleaning of my son’s room. Swept the ceiling, wiped down the walls, swept and moped the floor, and wiped down the baseboards. The bookshelf in his room still needs organizing and dusting. The toys also need to be sorted and stored.

There are two shelves on the wall and I took everything off and wiped down the shelves and took a vacuum cleaner to the stuffed animals. I have a small chair collection on the top shelf and I wiped them down as well. I put all the teddy bears in storage until late fall. I believe in rotating toys and stuffed animals to keep up the interest.

We went thrifting yesterday and found a great deal on a pair of rollerblades for the young one. Size 2-3 perfect for him. They only cost $2.49  and they had knee pads as well for .49

I also found two egg cups for Easter.  We saw two at an antique shop on Thursday and they were $24.00 each. That is probably why I am not seeing them at the thrift this year. I also found a beautiful cross stitched Easter egg for the Egg tree for only 29cents. It is soooo cute!

I was pleased to find 3 puppets for my puppet collection for .69 to 1.69 each.

I wanted to buy some little stuffed rabbits but I already have so many. We did find a black and purple monkey for Jane and gave it to her for her birthday along with the Harry Potter figures. We like everything quilte quite a bit. There’s a freudean slip for you.

I took a break from the bedroom and got a chili going in the crock pot for dinner. I then  trimmed the crab apple tree out front and took the branches and put in two containers. One for inside the house and one for outside on the deck. I put together an Easter Egg Tree with lights and painted eggs. It is shining in the front window this evening. I put the branches in water in a plastic juice container and weighted it down with a rock. I then wrapped it with a towel for thickness and put it inside a crock pot.

I then took everything out of my car and my younger son vacuumed it out for me. I have the floor mats soaking in the laundry tub to clean. Tomorrow I will take soap and water to the car and it will have a wonderful spring cleaning as well.

By this time my older son and one of his roommates from college  stopped in at home for an hour or so on their way to another friends house.  The university he goes to is 2 hours away, but…his girlfriend was on springbreak this past week and he was on springbreak the week before so they haven’t seen each other in two weeks. I had a feeling we might be seeing him this weekend. She goes to the university here is town.

I ache from head to toe. I soaked in the tub and started a Danielle Steele novel. Good Woman. My older son gave it to me for Christmas and I haven’t read it yet.

It is story time for the young one and I am going to read a little. Not one speck of sewing done today. I did unpack a wonderful small wall quilt that I will post tomorrow.

What is this under the quilt?

February 10, 2009

What is this under the quilt?

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

I was trimming down the edges of this “Ragged Hearts quilt and having difficulty with getting the ruler to lay flat…here is the culprit, YODA, …my son walks around the house with toys in each hand having Star Wars galactic battles with full sound effects!

I took this quilt photo a couple weeks ago. I  now have it quilting and bound. The only thing left to do is the label. I intend on giving this quilt to my new great niece, Elysia Annora.  I was going to give it to my nephew for Valentines but now I hear there is a baptism coming up.

I worked on 5 various quilts today… I’m on vacation….

#1. I started another new quilt…tonight!  I was able to design one block. It is a version of the trip around the world block.

#2. I worked on a 4-patch that has a simple theme of the upper left corner blocks in all different reds. I had two rows complete and am working on the third row. It is starting out as a doll quilt size but may keep growing.

#3. In between sewing on these two projects I continue to sew the sets of 7 for another Triple Irish Chain.

#4.My main focus lately has been the scrappy bargello. I keep cutting 1 1/2 inch strips and pinning them together working on the lights and darks.

#5. A scrap buster quilt…..I saw a photo of it in Flickr. This one has 1 1/2 inch strips but in not subcut into 1 1/2 inch squares like the others.

I can work on all 5 of these quilts similtaneously because they are all made out of 1 1/2 inch squares.

I finished the doll heart quilt I have been working on this past month although I noticed two days ago I missed once small triangle area of quilting…it needs to quickly go under the machine and get a label and I will get a picture of it.

I could keep sewing forever but…. time for my son’s bed time story.

Good Night All!

(listened to the President’s speech tonight and also watched the news with much concern on the fires in Australia)

Ragged Hearts

September 3, 2008

Sisters

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

I don’t know if it will be a girl or a boy but she does….I do know blue is her favorite color.

Basket Signature Quilt

September 1, 2008

This is a group project from the Tuesday Quiltin’ Babes Group I belong to. We are currently at our max of 12 members. We rotate and meet in each others homes. It can get a little tight at times and often 2-3 discussions are going at the same time.

Each block has the signature of someone in the group. We all made 12 blocks and then each of us designed a basket quilt in the color scheme we wanted. I had to have this sunshine golden color. The center six blocks are a slightly lighter golden color. I intend to quilt a sunflower or a daisy in each square. I drew one out years ago and have misplaced it. I never get too excited about not finishing a quilt. I like to work on a quilt that is in the season we are in or like now…the season we are moving into. Maybe now that I have written this I will pick it up again.

We are heading into football season. 11 weekends of college football games. This would be a good lap project to work on during halftime.

I like the puffiness of the basket after it is quilted.

It is probably best you can’t see the back too well. My stitches have that folk art quality to them…not intentionally. I do need more work on my hand stitch.

PLAIDS AND STRIPES

September 1, 2008

Stripes and Plaids

Stripes amd Plaids (more…)