Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I finished with the KING size quilt -

Another recycled fabric quilt!

I went crazy doing free motion quilting- I messed with as many different patterns as I could think of in the blocks. I dont know as many patterns I some people - and, Ive never been good at doodles. I am better at making patterns.

This quilt is huge - a big bad KING size one.

The batting is not recycled in this quilt - it is a new cotton batting - Im pretty excited to see what happens when it shrinks a little bit when I dry it.

Working with recycled T-shirt fabrics - I have come to accept that I will have some tucks and folds in the quilted tops. I am more interested in color and pattern anyhow -- I forgive those tucks.

You can see I used a straight Stitch to applique the pieces. I sold the Zig-Zag machine and am using my Straight Stitch machine now for everything.

I took these pics outside before all of the quilting was finished.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I had been working in the Garden - we have a small area in the front of our house and on the side of the house where there is about a 5 foot piece of land that we can put a flower garden in. A friend of mine came over and really helped me get motivated to get the back garden done. I worked hard tog et the front one done - but, always neglect the side. Now, it looks great back there.

Next summer it will fill in and look so full and flower-y!

I cant wait.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Pink Baby quilts!

I cut so many pink t-shirts for the baby quilts and then the Fiesta Flamingo quilt that Im still working through all of the pieces!

Here are two more Baby quilts I made with Pinks .. I love the over the top quilting on the second one and the -- sorta -- roses and random blue flower on the first one.

Ive been looking at the gardens around my house and taking pics of them for inspiration.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Material from my Grandmothers stash!

My Grand Mother is a first class lady and a huge hoarder. She has a 8 bedroom farmhouse packs frull of stuff and, good for her!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Easy recycled quilt ...

These are coverletts - and very light applique tops -- They are ment to go to the beach or on the couch ... on the wall .. or, on the bed on a hot night. Just applique on top of sheets ... very easy and fast.

Quilt show for the July art walk at Mesa Verde.