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Tue Mar 3, 2020, 05:13 PM

2020 quilting projects

Waiting for 2 quilts to come back from the quilt shop, then all I have to do is bind the edges. One is the thirds of the family quilts, the other is the blue willow plate quilt. Started a purple circle quilt. need 130 blocks, so far I have made about 40. Yesterday I rec'd my order of Day of the Dead fabric, going to make a very colorful quilt.

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Reply 2020 quilting projects (Original post)
dem in texas Mar 2020 OP
TlalocW Mar 2020 #1
lunatica Mar 2020 #6
TlalocW Mar 2020 #9
lunatica Mar 2020 #11
dem in texas Mar 2020 #7
TlalocW Mar 2020 #10
Tribalceltic Mar 2020 #2
mitch96 Mar 2020 #3
SamKnause Mar 2020 #4
lunatica Mar 2020 #5
MLAA Mar 2020 #8
dem in texas Mar 2020 #12
dem in texas Mar 2020 #13
Lars39 Jun 2020 #15
dem in texas Jun 2020 #16
Lars39 Jun 2020 #17
dem in texas Jun 2020 #18
Lars39 Jun 2020 #19
dem in texas May 2020 #14
dem in texas Jul 2020 #20
dem in texas Jul 2020 #21

Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 05:17 PM

1. I've cut up and ironed about 90 t-shirts onto fusibles

To make four t-shirt quilts. I've divided them up into four categories - one of them just being funny t-shirts, and that one will have four different panels from shirts that say, "Bite Me." I'm quite proud of that.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 05:48 PM

6. I hope you plan to post them here!

Just the thought of what your quilts might look like is exciting!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 06:32 PM

9. I'll give you a taste - hopefully this will work

Unfortunately, some of the design will be covered by the borders I'm going to put around each one (1/4 inch), but as funny t-shirt quilt will be my largest, I'm sacrificing a little bit so I can keep all the sections at 12.5 inches square.

I also have shirts I wore during undergrad (Pittsburg State in Kansas), living in Oklahoma (doing some grad work at Oklahoma State and living in Tulsa), locations (places I've visited), and events. The events quilt will look like all I go to are MST3K live shows, Cirque du Soleil, Weird Al concerts, and Dia de los Muertos events.


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TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 07:01 PM

11. I can't wait to see the finished product!

I love it when people go off in all kinds of directions in established craft designs.

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 06:24 PM

7. I did T-sirt projects with Daughter about 10 years ago.

We used to sew all the time using thrift store items. We sewed using t-shirts, old denim and old flannel. In fact I made myself a flannel patchworks skirt about 6 weeks ago. I've been wearing every where, it I so warm. I used all blue and grey plaids. I made a quilt top from men's dress shirts. My daughter liked it, so I gave it to hear to quilt.

I learned to sew when I was 8 or 9, then went to sewing school when I was 13. Sewed all my clothes, clothes for my girls, even made parkas when we lived in Alaska. In the 1980's my daughter had a women clothing line and 1 sewed many of her samples. I did not quilt until I was 74 and the first quilt I made was an Ohio Star with a 6-inch block. I would never do that again, each block had 21 pieces. I like the circle pattern because there is only 8 pieces in each block.

I don't like to use kits, half the fun is working out your own design and picking the colors and fabric you want to use. I keep a tablet of 1/4" grid paper on hand to work out my patterns. I always sew up a few blocks to see how it will look because sometimes the pattern will be different from what you visualize.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 06:43 PM

10. I took a sewing class 8 years ago

So I could sew my own vests. I'm a children's entertainer - balloon twisting and magic - and I didn't want to keep relying on others for making them or buying them and not being what I wanted. Plus, I could give myself extra pockets and even a few small hidden places where I could keep a small magic prop that I could grab surreptitiously. I now have made over 60 vests for general performing, holidays, local/state sports teams (KC Royals, Chiefs, KU Jayhawks), Chilis because I twist balloons at two of their restaurants, etc.

I don't pay a lot of attention to sports, but I wish I had listened to my sister who told me that the Chiefs would be going to the Superbowl this year. I would have started sewing things like table runners kid vests, teddy bears, etc. using Chiefs fabric to sell in January. So I'm going to do that this year with not just Chiefs but other teams. Joann went apeshit and bought dozens of bolts of Chiefs fabric that they couldn't get rid of so they heavily discounted them so I have an entire bolt of 15 yards to get through by next year.

TlalocW

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 05:22 PM

2. Thank you so much for sharing!

Such wonderful memories of my mother Quilting come rushing back.

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 05:24 PM

3. I never had any intrest in quilting until my gear head buddy bought a long arm machine

Paid quite a bit for it, learned how to use it and now has a nice side business.. All word of mouth with a few influential ladies...
Did you see the piece on CBS about Harrison Missouri and it's large quilting businesses..
Really interesting.
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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 05:34 PM

4. My grandmother, mom, and sister quilted.

I have one of my grandmothers quilts.

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 05:47 PM

5. Please post them!

I really want to see your Day of The Dead one too!

I never got into quilting but I really love them.

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 06:28 PM

8. Beautiful!

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 12:11 AM

12. Just Going to Stay Home and quilt.

Have stocked my pantry. Making a final run to the market for fresh fruit and my favorite yogurt tomorrow. Then staying in and working on my purple quilt. I bought some fabric to make a Day of the Dead quilt, all bright colors - fiesta, Frida Kahlo, serape patterns. Not sure of my design yet. I kinda of have an idea of how I want it to look. Will probably make a few sample blocks as soon as the purple quilt is done. (maybe sooner)

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 03:44 PM

13. The End is in Sight For Purple Quilt

Sidetracked sewing masks, but for now out of elastic, so back on the purple blocks. Have about 108 blocks sewn, need 130 total. Hope to get all the blocks sewn, then pressed and squared up this week. Then ready to sew together. If my elastic comes in, will set aside the quilt and go back to making masks. Anyway I go, I will soon be done with this quilt top.

I have learned one thing, purple is a hard color to work with.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 01:34 PM

15. Is purple hard to match?

Never would have occurred to me.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 14, 2020, 02:08 PM

16. I didn't know until I made this quilt

I found out when trying to match the prints to the various shade of purple solids. My sister just gave me a tub of fabric with some purples. I still have some purple fabrics left over, so I may take a another go at a purple quilt, this time a different pattern. Going to wait to see how this quilt looks when it comes back from being quilted.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 14, 2020, 02:16 PM

17. It'll be pretty!

You could always work them into a scrap row quilt....overpower the purple with other colors maybe?

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 12:13 AM

18. I may do that

I love scrappy quilts. Got to finish my blye bird quitl first and sew up 2 4th of July dresses for my 2 little great-grands.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 16, 2020, 09:00 PM

19. Sorry for leaving you hanging...

Iíve started physical therapy for a sore shoulder...too much ironing bias tape.
And the look on the doctorís face when I said I was sewing!
Sewists are like rare birds it seems.

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 02:03 PM

14. Update on 2020 quilting as of May 31

Purple Circle top is finished and at the quilt shop to be quilted.

Got my blue willow plate quilt back and it is beautiful. Need to bind the edges and will be wedding gift to Granddaughter who getting married in July. Got my third family history quilt back also, just need to bind the edges. Going to give this to my brother and his wife to thank them for all the help they have given me.

Also made a simple string quilt for 7 yr-old great-granddaughter. Top is map of USA, backing is plaid flannel, used an old quilt for the center instead of batting. Perfect for outdoor quilt, she can lay on the quilt and look at clouds and play with her new puppy.

Started anther quilt, will post a pic when I get further along.

Everyone stay safe.





























Started another quilt, blue and white with birds, will post pic when get further along.

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 01:48 PM

20. Time-out from quilting

Made 4th of July Dresses for my little "greats".

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 10:06 PM

21. Finished my Blue Willow quilt

I have let my hand work pile up - goal is to get it all done in a few weeks. Put the binding on the edge of the blue willow quilt, it is done! Was a wedding gift to my granddaughter. Have the purple circle quilt back from the quilt shop, will bind this one next.

here are some pics of the blue willow plate quilt.

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