Friday, May 31, 2013

Weekly Contest -Please Vote

Please vote . I posted about this quilt yesterday and then saw what the theme was for this week , I was floored that it happened that way .Please read my story and then vote ,we can vote for up to 4 Thank you!
Mine is called Lilah's Memory

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Lilah Paige's Memory Quilt

When a Great granddaughter was born with Brittle Bone Disease. the parents (My Oldest Grandson) and Lilah's  mother were told she would not live very long , they only gave her days. She lived  3 months and 12 days.
I had started her a quilt hoping to get it to her before she died ,but she passed on, so I decided to make it a Memory Quilt .I asked my Oldest Daughter Tammy for some pictures and anything in writing to put on it .
At the time I wanted to print the pictures on printable fabric. I had cut out Butterflies to put with the pictures as she loved them. But I did not have a printer so I just had a friend print the pictures on photo paper, I then cut them out and used the plastic folders the students use for school, .put the pictures in side and cut to fit ,then did a fancy stitch around each picture.
Tammy had told me that after she died there were several Butterflies flying around them. I also had that experience with a huge moth like Butterfly.
I had shown it to my daughter when she was here and finished it at Mom's the last time I went to visit her. I will be sending the Memory Quilt to my daughter to keep for everyone to see.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Blue Jean Beach Bag

My sister Tina asked me to make a big beach bag for her friend ,so I took a large pair of pants that I had on hand ,cut off the legs , use the legs for the side,handles and bottom then use pockets from other jeans on the sides and inside , there are 16 pockets all together.
I also made an extra pocket where the zipper is , kind of hard to do when you don't want the thread to show . I lined with a heavy cotton ,made a ruffle out of it for the front pockets ,then left a 1/4 inch showing around the top.Had a zipper flower on had to add to it, normally I would put a sraf in the belt loops , I left that up to her to add if she wants it .
Her friend loves the bag , I can make more to order.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Taffada Quilt Made from Samples

My sister gave Mom some fabric samples , this is what she did with them.

She did a fancy stitch in the ditch ,added a plum boarder and hand quilted some leaves on it, then use a green satin for the binding .

I forgot to take a picture of the finished quilt.

Small Rooster Wall hanging for Tammy

 My Oldest daughter wants a small wall hanging for her kitchen,when she was here for Spring break she saw this and loved it, so I put it together while at Mom's, I still have to machine quilt it and add the binding.
We all love roosters, so I want one for myself too, hope I can find some more of the roosters.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

New Baby Quilt

This fabric was given to me , a couple years ago,it looked like it was for a crib bumper padding as there was a cutting line marked on it between the bears .so I added some yellow ric rack  it is good for a boy or girl.
Then I used a light green thread and did the swirly fancy stitch design on it instead of the straight quilting.

This is the back of the quilt and looks good either way.
I think I will try to sell this and make more as there are always request's for baby quilts .

Sunday, May 5, 2013

New Blue Jean Bags

                      Extra Large bag for the Beach or just travel.
                      inside bag is brown satin to match the chiffon.
                        Lace is from different old dresses
This I found inside the pants pocket It says Original Faded Glory Authentic Denim 1972, I was shocked when I saw this and it was after the legs had been cut off . The bag sold right away!
Basket weave seams from cut off jeans over a green and blue plaid taffeda ,with braided handles , the other side has a painted pocket on it, forgot to take a pic. of that.
This one is from a child's Jean  pants leg 
Childs cut off turned side ways with tiger flower
Two more child size bags with daisy flowers  
Made some Yoyo flowers for this one.