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. 

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,

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,