Although I spent a large chunk of April focused on finishing the T-Shirt Quiltathon, I also managed to work on a few other projects.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
I'm doing a happy dance because I've finished the T-shirt Quiltathon!
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The T-Shirt Quiltathon is almost complete!
To recap: on December 31, 2020, I decided to turn four plastic bins full of t-shirts into the quilts I had procrastinated on making for years. I opted for a simple plan of stabilized t-shirt designs (cut from the front or back of the shirt) with basic sashing, borders and cornerstones. It didn't take long to assemble four quilts, and I used up some chunks of fabric from my stash in the process.
There's only one t-shirt quilt left to bind and label - of course I saved mine for last. We're in for a spate of stormy weather over the next couple of days, so I have the perfect Stay Home and Sew project!
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Over the years, I have accumulated a stash of mini quilt tops that for one reason or another, never got quilted and finished. I turn to this stash when I need a practice project or just the satisfaction of a quickly finished project.
Since January, I've been working on a batch of t-shirt quilts - a project meant to empty out plastic bins full of t-shirts waiting to "some day" be turned into quilts.
Thinking about four large t-shirt quilts in need of binding, I decided it was time to perfect my machine binding technique!
After trying out the technique with some practice machine quilting squares and left-over binding scraps, I decided it was time to try binding a "real" project.
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Usually, it's quilts and fabric making the loudest clamor at my house. This month however, other projects have crowded out the quilts.
|Circa 1990s kitchen|
|Louisiana Iris in bloom|
Best of all - socializing!! Good friends and former neighbors from Florida drove over for a long weekend. We've all been vaccinated and passed the immunity waiting period, so it was a joy to have guests in our home! Next up: my mom just got her second vaccine, so a trip to visit her is on the horizon.
I did manage to spend some quality time working on quilts this week, and it was lovely! I focused on catching up with some Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects.
Sunday, February 28, 2021
It looks like 2021 will be a year of hand quilting.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
There's a popular song in New Orleans - performed by the ReBirth Brass Band - called "Do Whatcha Wanna". It's about getting ready to hit the streets on Mardi Gras, where the day holds the promise of all sorts of fun. The rhythm of the music gets your feet moving and your spirit soaring. I always wind up dancing and singing along whenever I hear it.
Since we're not celebrating Mardi Gras this year (well, almost - more on that in a minute), I turned my Carnival energy to quilting what I wanna!
Sunday, February 7, 2021
The end of the T-shirt Quiltathon is in sight!
Back on New Year's Eve, I decided to tackle several bins full of t-shirts that had been waiting to be made into quilts. I had saved enough t-shirts to make four quilts: one for me, one for my youngest son, and two for my Dear Husband.
Fortunately, most of the t-shirts for my quilt were already cut apart and backed with fusible stabilizer. I also found some fabric in my stash that worked great for sashing the t-shirts. This got the quiltathon off to a good start.
Saturday, January 30, 2021
It's a new year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, hosted by Angela at Soscrappy. The challenge is all about using scraps, and making scrappy quilts. I never get tired of scrappy quilts, so I've had fun playing along with the challenge for the past nine years!
Each month, Angela announces a color to focus on while using our scraps. January's color has been pink. Despite being distracted by some other quilting projects, I managed to also work on two pink scrappy projects.