Monday, September 30, 2013

Halloween Log Cabin!

Hi all! 

I don't know about you all but when the fall weather comes along I have the desire to do more seasonal projects.  I saw this Halloween inspired log cabin quilt on Facebook (I will have to find a link!).

So, I grabbed some orangish fabrics and some blackish fabrics and got to cutting.

Looking good so far IMO!  Now that this is all completely cut it shouldn't take too long to put together.  The cutting would have been yucky but thank goodness for my Studio cutter!

Doing any fall projects?

Monday, September 16, 2013

The T-Shirt Quilt is Finished!

The t-shirt quilt is completed!


I can't tell you how happy I am that this quilt is finished.  I learned a LOT about working with t-shirts in this quilt.  Namely that I prefer quilting cotton to stretch knits.

I also learned that if a quilt needs to be taken apart - take it ALL apart and do what needs to be done instead of trying to deal with someone else's work for sentimental reasons.   I should have taken this apart block by block and re-stabilized instead of vertical row by vertical row.  I wanted to preserve the grandmother's work - and - honestly - this was a mistake.  I should have listened to my gut on this one.  Oh well! 

It is finished now and the binding is on and the quilt is actually FLAT!  If you remember how rippled this top was when I got it I think that this quilt is a success; and, now, it can travel back to it's owners ;-)  I do like the quilt and I think that the owners will be pleased too.

Will I do another t-shirt quilt?  Probably not LOL!

Have you ever done a t-shirt quilt?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thank you to Mail Delivery!

Thank you to the post office!

Look at all the goodies I got in the mail yesterday!  Yummy Glide threads and their corresponding magnetic core bobbins and the 2" finished half square triangle (HST) die from Accuquilt!  Aren't those threads yummy!?  4 of the threads are black-light threads that will glow under a black-light - how cool is that!?  Now, since my Thermore batting also came in, I can get cracking on the T-Shirt quilt.  the back is loaded - now to float the batting and top.

Happy Quilting!