Sunday, August 28, 2011

Another Ticker-Tape doll quilt and a Quilt for a Sports Fan

I made another Ticker Tape Quilt.  I've lost count on how many of these I've made as gifts.  They are always a hit though!  This will be linked up to fellow Iowan Megan's blog: Canoe Ridge Creations- for Sew Modern Monday.  Check out the much cooler things other people made!

This was my latest quilting finish- A Sports-themed quilt!  This was my first attempt with quilting a sports motif. 

I quilted footballs, basketballs, baseballs, lots of stars and loops. 

And then I also threw in some sports-themed words like: champion, touchdown, overtime, goal, and so on.  I think quilting out words is a lot easier than making recognizable footballs and basketballs.  This was quilt #31 for the year.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Summertime Row Quilt

This quilt has a bit of a story behind it.  One day my mom, sister and I thought it would be fun to do a row exchange where each person involved makes a row, then each month passes it on to the next person on the list.  They add a row to it, and pass it onto the next lady and so on.  Then at the end of it all you get all your rows back and -surprise!  Look at what everyone made for you! 

So we duped some friends and relations into joining in.  8 of us in all.  Each person had a bit of a theme.  One had Christmas, another 4th of July, one had a little girl theme, another was countries they had traveled to...  A couple of us sent fabric they wanted us to use, others said use whatever you have that will go with. 

 Aunt Diane's theme was Summer.  I had fun custom quilting each row. 

Of course I had to do a row of feathers :)

This row is the coolest!

This row had a swirling water theme.

This was the row I did- Flip Flops!  It's not summertime unless you've got on some flip-flops. 

This was a lot of fun to receive a new set of rows to work with each month and see what the quilters did previously.  But it was also challenging to come up with a block to go with the theme.  I'm really glad we did it, but I don't think we will be doing it again anytime soon! 

My  row quilt is still in rows in a box.  Maybe this winter I will figure out how I want to put it all together.  Maybe...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Redwork Table Runner

I found these antique redwork blocks at a fabric/garage sale a while back and knew my MIL would love them.  So they became a Christmas gift and she pieced them together into this tablerunner. 

Just simple meandering in a cream thread.

This was quilt #29.  I'm still working on quilt #30 and its week 32 so I've fallen a bit behind.  :(

I did have a couple of projects that I failed to get pictures of before they were given away.  One was another scrappy baby quilt.  This one was a lot like the others I've made here and here, but with pink blocks and a yellow block in the center; yellow binding; light yellow flannel back.  Project 2 was a simple apron for my MIL's birthday that happened to be a replica of one she she wears all the time and has about worn out.