Friday, December 24, 2010

Bah Humbug

My daughter wanted to be able to wear this oversized sweatshirt to work today.

So I cut it up...

And made her this....

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


It is finally done and in the mail to my mom for Christmas! I am happy with it. I think the only thing I could of done better is the actual quilting. But practice will help me get closer to perfect.

Monday, December 6, 2010

On the Border

After taking advise from others, my quilt top now has a border. It does look so much better. Next is piecing the backing and then quilting it together. I do wish I had a helper to hold it up when I take pictures. It is a bit distorted and the color of the photo is bad.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mom's chemo and quilt top

So today is my mom's 4th chemo. Thanks be to God that the chemo has been doing its job. So as I thought about the long day of chemo she is going through (she does a 6 hour drip to reduce her symptoms, versus a 3 hour drip), I sewed the t-shirt quilt squares I have been working on into a quilt top.

This quilt is evolving as I sew it. I started with a plan, but it changed slightly. I like to let the quilting happen as it goes for these t-shirt quilts. They are so hard to plan from start to finish. I started out thinking it would be a quilt like I made my daughter awhile back, with batting and quilting and all. I have started wondering though, how it would be as more of a blanket. With a soft minkee type fabric for the back. Ummm cozy. Just what my mom might need for comfort this winter. I will be taking a trip to the quilt store to get some advice as to whether they think this is a bad idea. I'm not sure about sewing with minkee. It is difficult. I probably won't listen though if they discourage me from doing it this way.

Sorry about the bad photo. My daughter has my camera at college and I had to use my i-phone with poor lighting. And I know the oriental rug is not the best background to film on but I was too lazy to get a neutral sheet to put under it.