Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Upcycled O Brother Quilt Top Completed!

I had forgotten to share so much in the past month!  Sewing has happened at a Summer Break pace but it is happening. Writing about it has been happening less.

O Brother Quilt Top has been finished ! This quilt is made from 100% up cycled garments.  I call them my thrifted, gifted and found.  They are mostly from the blue bins at the Goodwill where you can buy textiles by the pound for very little. I choose mostly 100% cotton mens button up shirts but am not afraid of blends. I piece all of my quilts using Aurifil 50wt threads.

There was no way to take a photo so I had the not so little guy run into the sunset with it.  He was not thrilled about doing this at all.  I may have had to bribe with ice cream but it got the job done and that is what was needed!


This was in Jun and now it is almost August...YIKES...so much catching up to do!

 

This quilt will be sent to Mandy Leins for her incredible quilting and then time to bind! 

Here it is almost finished up on the design wall. I love the way the different fabrics give the quilt a texture and depth that regular quilters cotton cannot.


Curious what more I can accomplish in the next few weeks of Summer Break...hmmm...

What have you been working on this Summer?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hello! Blog Hop with Susan Emory

Hello!  is the fun new collection by Susan Emory for Michael Miller Fabrics!  The bright colors are delightful to work with!  The retro prints are perfect for larger fussy cuts, small bags or journal covers.  I can even see some people wanting to Mod Podge these fabrics on many items...because Mod Podge works on ANYTHING...am I right 😊

When my bundle arrived, I thought I was going to be making another project.  I had everything cut out and ready to go but it sat unfinished.  Mostly because I thought it was going to be the PERFECT project for these fabrics but this one is even BETTER!




This Hello mini quilt is fussy cut fun!  The pattern is by Kate Basti  and is a free paper piecing block!  It is called Tall Tales Block and you can find it here!





The pages fabrics are from thrifted mens shirts. So far, that is the best fabrics I have found to make the pages really look like pages! 





All of my blocks were pieced using Aurifil 50wt thread on my Bernina.





If you were not at Quilt Market, here are some photos of Susan's booth with all of her lovely fabrics! 








Susan is also sharing a FREE PATTERN for you to get started making something!




There are more fun projects and GIVEAWAYS for this Blog Hop so be sure to visit EVERYONE to get in on the fun! 



Blog Hop Schedule:
Monday, July 17th: Aurifil and The Fat Quarter Gypsy
Tuesday, July 18th: Seams Like a Dream and Tamarinis
Wednesday, July 19th: My Go Go Life and Unspooled
Thursday, July 20th: Geta’s Quilting Studio and Pieces of Me
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