Saturday, February 27, 2016

Open Sea

Sail Boat quilt

The beauty of charity quilts is that if you really don't like it, someone else will. It isn't like i have a wealth of color pick'n knowledge and one background fabric was donated. I do like this quilt though. I like how the sky turns into sea and back again. And i like how it is mostly blue, i do love blue and red.

 I asked non quilters at the church i attend to help me sew these up on a craft night. It went great. I was able to assemble this quilt in about 4 hours with many hands helping. I sent it to the quilter and BAM! it came back NOT quilted like i had asked. I stuck it in a "drawer" and left it stew until i got over "IT". bound it and it is still here, waiting to leave my son's possession. He really likes it. SO, that prompted me to make 2 quilts to replace this one that seems to be staying around.

quilt stats (not something i plan on doing for each quilt because i don't really keep track):
It is between a crib and throw size
i used 16 different fabrics (i do not know who created these, walmart, joann and my local quilt stores sold them to me ;))
the pretty blue sea was donated, the rest came from my stash

and it is smooth sailing from here!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

2016 project update

mr. joe's quilt This is a very close replica of the first quilt i planned to make for my husband. I made my husbands a queen or king and had left overs that i just couldn't waste.

To Quilt for charity:
  • Boy coin quilt
  • Girl coin quilt
  • wheelchair quilt - needs bound
  • throw quilt -needs bound
  • crib quilt -needs bound
  • 2" many trips around the world 
To make/finish for my family:
  • maternity pants quilt (never worn as they were to big)
  • twin little twister
  • busy bee sew bag
  • 2 mine craft quilts
  • i joined the 365 day challenge on 1/30, i am currently sewing Feb 10th. Not to bad for starting 30 days late.
To continue to work on:
  • twin/full grandmothers flower garden (hand piece)
What does your 2016 hold?
I have added so many projects for 2016 that i have a list of 21 going strong. 
  1. lined pouch for toys at church
  2. lined pouch for violin chin rest and pencils