Thursday, August 27, 2015
Last night I was sewing a label on one of my quilts. My husband asked me if I had finished making quilts for all my grandchildren (14.) I said no. He asked who had them and I listed the 4 who I have finished quilts for. He said, "Don't you think you should finish them before you die?" Just to clear things up, I am not dying or sick or anything, but his comment got me thinking. If I was to die tomorrow, what quilt in my "unfinished" quilt list would I want done. I have been working as hard as possible to finish the "unfinished" quilts (15.) There was only one on the list that made the "Before I die" list. That was my son, Tony's, Luigi Quilt. I got that quilt out last night after my husband went to bed and started working on it. I am also going to make a list of all the "Before I Die" quilts and put it on the side bar of this blog. I have two children who still need wedding quilts. I have 10 more grandchildren and a son who need quilts. I also want to make t-shirt quilts for all my children (6.) Then there are the three quilt tops my grandmother made. My mother gave them to me 20 years ago because she thought I was the only one of her children who would make them into quilts. That's 23 quilts on the before I die list. I think I better get started. I am 60 years old already!
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
This is a wall hanging made from scraps.
I did the quilting on my Tiara.
Someone suggested putting a stick on the top and the bottom to help it hang straight. It really works.
The back looks good too.
After all is said and done, a label finishes it off.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
This is my first commissioned quilt. The customer picked the charm packs. I picked the pattern -Starlight, Starbright.
It was quilted on my Tiara, quilting machine.
I used my Line Tamer Ruler to quilt the straight lines. It was simple quilting, but looked very nice. The customer requested to have no label, so it doesn't have one. I had left over fabric so I made two pillow cases to go with it. I hope they like it. It took me 6 weeks of my time to make it. Next time I make a quilt on commission I plan to charge $.20 a square inch. I have done my research and that is the going rate for a quilt like this. This quilt had a "friend" discount on it.
Monday, June 15, 2015
This quilt was made from 3 inch squares. They were just scrappy and just no planning in the colors at all. I just loved how this quilt turned out. I love the movement. It currently hangs on my wall.
I love the look of wave quilting and wanted to try it on this quilt.
The quilting was easy and fun.
These are scraps from a family quilt.
My daughter in law will look at this and say, "There is my Purse!"
There was no rhyme or reason in the color selection.
I like pieced backs. The wave looks really good on the back too.
Close up of the back. The label will come after I decide who gets it.