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Monday, July 11, 2011

Lasagna Quilt

This is made from one jelly roll (or 40 2.5" strips cut width of fabric) with the strips sewn end-to-end.  Fold the strip in half and sew the edges.  Cut the fold when you get to the end and finish the seam.  Do this a total of 5 times and you have a quilt top!  It finishes at 48 x 64 without borders.  Took me 2 hours total.  Amazing.    I added borders, so that added maybe another 30 minutes.  I pulled from my stash for that and the binding.  It's crazy  how fast it goes.  Here is a link to a video and specific directions:  http://blog.heirloomcreations.net/?p=1897  I did this one for charity - our guild supports "Comfort Quilts" - so someone will enjoy it.  I quilted a ribbon meander on it - a very quick finish for a very quick quilt.  July 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Emily's T-shirts

Emily's quilt should be named "peppermint twist" - the colors just remind me of that.  She said she likes pink, but wanted some green for her school colors.  So, when I found the green with the pink stripe - that was perfect for the second border.  The back is crazy - a black/white zebra skin print.  I found a zebra print that was black on pink instead of white, but we decided that would be too much pink.  I even added poms on her embroidered label, as she was on the dance team.  This is a twin size - 70 x 92.  July 2011

BOM - May 2011

This was the pattern for the Block of the Month for my quilt guild for the June meeting.  I used heavy denim for the pants,and recycled shirts from Goodwill.  I really wanted to win the blocks, so I made 4 to give me 4 chances. Didn't work though, some other lucky lady got them all.  Some of the women were really creative - they add a tiny patch pocket on the pants, and gold top-stitching lines just like on a real pair of jeans.  Some even added detail to the boots.  I'll definitely keep this pattern - my nephew and wife live in Houston, so if they ever have a son, they'll get one of these quilts for sure!!  May 2011