As participant in the 1 Million Pillow Case Challenge I was sent some great charm packs. I decided to pay it forward and make this quilt for Quilts for Kids. Quilts for Kids is an organization that makes and donates quilts to children in hospitals. I have made quilts for them before and after the recent hurricanes they put out a call for more quilts. The quilts have to withstand a lot of washing so I used a straight stich to secure the quilt sandwich. This quilt will be shipped off today and I hope it helps in some small way.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, September 4, 2017
I am participating in the Pillow Case Challenge 24 Hour Sew-A-Thon. More information can be found here http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/sewathon. This is a great event that will make pillow cases for many different charities. I am making mine for foster youth. You can join a sew-a-thon near you, host a virtual one, or plan one in your own home. It is a great way to give back and lot's of fun as well. Join in! And if you do please post photos of your pillow cases in the comments section so we can all see them.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017
When one of your dearest friends says she wants a mermaid quilt you make her a mermaid quilt. And you let her pick it all out. First we found a mermaid shape we liked. I took it to the local copier and had it blown up to the size I wanted. Then through instant messaging and lots of calls we selected the colors and I started making the mermaid. After the fabric was ironed on I sewed around each piece using a zigzag stitch. The original quilt was the dark blue section. After it was completed with waves to hold the layers together we decided the quilt was too small. So the marble blue fabric was added to the top and bottom.
No quilt would be complete without a poem about quilts and a special button.
Update: Bling added to the mermaid's hair using a rhinestone setter. To mark a very special occasion we added rhinestones to the hair.