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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Tumbler Flags almost Done


Just one more binding to finish and these little flags are done. These were so much fun, I'll definitely do this project again. 

 Have a great Saturday,
 Karen 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Finished Flag

I have finished the first of several little flag quilts.  These really are so easy and so much fun to make.  I drafted my own tumbler template so you could make these any size you want. 
  

I hope you have some stitchy time today. 
Karen 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Student Work- a finished quilt

I got this picture the other day from Bonnie, one of the students in my class from Flying Needles Quilt Guild last February. This is a great interpretation of the pattern.  And she added a border to make it bed sized.  Great job Bonnie!
Have a happy stitching day.
Karen 

Monday, April 27, 2015

A New Mug Rug

 
Today my lunchtime project is finishing this mug rug for my favorite UCONN Husky. 
Hope you're having a good lunch. 
Karen 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Having Fun with Tumblers

I am finally getting around to making something I pinned on Pinterest more than a year ago.  These little flags are so much fun to make and are turning out so cute.  I've tweaked the pattern a little for the third one so I'll see what happens.
I think it's getting ready to storm.  I think this should keep me busy.

Happy stitching,
Karen 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A T-Shirt for a Marine

It's always fun to do something you've done many times before in a new way.  I've made many, many t-shirt quilts, but never one for a Marine.  Not only that, but this is the biggest t-shirt quilt I've ever made.
When he brought the shirts over and we talked about fabric, he said he wanted Marine colors, green, red and gold.  I found this fabric which was green and red and kind of looked like camo to me.  I knew it would be perfect for the front.
There were not only lots of t-shirts but LOTS of logos - 30 to be exact.  So I grouped them together and sewed them into 4 blocks of 3, 6, 9, and 12 and scattered them across the quilt.
I like the way they add a different dimension to this.  It breaks up the bigger shirts and adds a lot of interest.  I didn't realize until the quilt was finished that I had put "Pukin' Dogs" next to Vermont's Finest Ice Cream!!  That's what makes these so much fun for me.
This was by far my favorite shirt - 90,000 tons of diplomacy - that's just awesome.  I did an overall swirl for the quilting in a light gray and used a very light poly batt to minimize the weight.  It all worked well.
It was really hard for me to get a good picture of the whole quilt - it was so big.  You can see the scale in relation to the recliner!
I am really happy with the way it turned out and I think he was too.  I found a red plaid with gold and black for the backing - perfect!  
So, thank you Eric for trusting me with these shirts that tell your story, and thank you for your service to our country. Semper Fi!
Happy Stitching,
Karen

Monday, March 23, 2015

It's Green and Purple Again

Look what's blooming in our front yard - our Wisteria.  And of course it's that beautiful purple and green.  Guess what I thought of?
My sweet little Purple Pickles.
In my ongoing quest to be a better photographer (really big LOL here!!), I took these pictures yesterday afternoon.  They look sort of "artsy" to me.  Can I just say again that green and purple make me smile?
The beauty of nature continues to inspire me.  
Happy stitching today,
Karen