...and not eating bon-bons.

Monday, February 23, 2015

T Shirt Quilt and Basket Quilt

Another project complete! This is a t-shirt quilt for the elementary school my three children attended over the last 10 years. Andrew started in 2005, Emma in 2008, and Sarah in 2010. This is my thank you to all the wonderful teachers and staff at the school. In all, my kids have had 14 different homeroom teachers! I included t-shirts from years ago when the school was still new to the current spirit wear. The quilt blocks in the four corners are called Sarah's Choice (which I chose because Sarah is our last one to attend the school) and done in school colors. 

This is a label made by my friend, Kellie, who also did the stippling and embroidery on the quilt. I attached the label on three sides leaving one short side open to put a letter inside. The letter includes my thank you, quilt care instructions, and a list of all our teachers.

This basket quilt was paper pieced by me about 10 years ago when the kids were little and I still had one in the crib. Recently, I found it in my pile of PhD's (projects half finished) and decided to have it finished. It's one of my first quilt projects so don't look too closely :) The sentimental value exceeds the inaccuracies so I don't mind.

Happy quilting!

Julie B.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Waste Knot Quilt Top and French General

FINALLY, I am sending my Waste Knot quilt top to the long arm quilter. I am really happy with the pieced border and all the lovely 20's and 30's reproduction fabrics showcased within each block. One UFO (Unfinished Project) or PhD (Projects half Done) complete and checked off the list. Hooray!

Over the last 12 years I have been sewing and quilting and collecting all sorts of fabric from brights to 20's/30's repro to civil war and a ton of children's novelty prints. I have made too many pillowcases to count (tutorial here), lots of doll clothes, a few quilts, and several table runners. My newest discovery is French General fabric by Moda. It has been around for a few years but their latest line is called Petite Prints. I love the colors and style of the prints which would look great in my home. I foresee a new collection for me. This one would look great as a border for a table runner.

And here is a quilt made with French General fabric by Heidi-Idy at Heidi-Idy's Happenings 'n Stuff...

Happy quilting!

Julie B.