Saturday, March 21, 2015

Go Eagles! Quilt

I feel like I've fallen off the blogging quilting world wagon. I've been sewing, but not having time to write about it. Transition is complete at my new job, but that included getting audited this week. Whew! Its been a long week. Then our dishwasher broke. Ugh, washing dishes takes soooo long so that leaves a few snippets of time at night to sew. More about what I've been sewing later...

I finally finished and dropped off the Go Raiders! quilt along with this quilt this past weekend. They were fun projects, but it feels so good to have them back to their owner. AND they are off my 1st quarter To Do List. Yes!!! But for Pete's sake, I've been adding to my To Do List faster then I'm taking them off. Not the point of the challenge.

Okay, back to the quilt. I love the color of this shirt. Even though it's not the school colors, it was the basis of the backing and sashing. I really love the teal damasks flannel.

Sorry for the blurring picture, but my oldest crazything took the picture. Good free help is hard to find. lol But maybe she will like photography and figure out how to make my pictures look more professional.
I also put the label on the Go Raiders! quilt, the sister to this quilt at the same time I did this one.

Thanks for reading!
Just a Mom who Sews

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Go Raiders! quilt finalllly finished

This quilt and it's high school mate have taken me forever to work on and finish. I received the t-shirts in November and said it would only take me a couple of months... Well, it's March and this one is DONE! and it's mate is almost done being quilted. It would have if I didn't run out of backing thread. Oh well, I HOPE to deliver these to their wonderful owner this weekend. I love when the owners can help pick out fabric. She picked out the backing/striping for both quilts. This is my alma mater too, so it's fun for me to see some shirts I wore or seen on campus or have never seen before all go into a quilt that it took four years in the making. (gathering the t-shirts, not me putting it together. ;)) So here is some pictures of my weekend finish...Sorry for the cruddy pictures. My helper and I have strep throat. I didn't feel like getting the good camera out.

OH Geez, I just realized that I still have to make a tag for this one yet. I'll just put it on when I do the other one.  Crossing it off the 1st quarter Finish-a-long list. Hope everyone is well in your neck of the woods!

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Just a Mom who Sews

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Irish Chain Quilt-A-Long week 4 assignment

Yippie Skippie! I completed my homework for the week! Which is way better then last week, which by the way is still not done. Maybe next week at sewing club. Maybe??? So this week all we had to do is sew our WOF strips background to our WOF strips printed fabric and cut them to the correct widths.
Next week is assembly of the block. Hmmm, maybe it's assembling the blocks that I have trouble with getting done, we shall see next week.

There is still time to join the Quilt-A-long, so stop by or just come oogle all the color combos. ;)

Joining up with NNT over at My Quilt Infatuation and of course the Quilt-A-Long weekly Linky

Thanks for reading,
Just a Mom who Sews

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Star Passion by Quilt Lily

My wonderful blogger friend Nancy over at Pug Mom Quilts! hosted two giveaways in February. I was the lucky recipient of a free pattern by Quilt Lily owned by Karen Pratt. Karen has some awesome patterns! It was hard to choose just one. There are a come of wall hangings that are really cute, but in the end I'm a sucker for a star pattern. Plus, I haven't finished my wall hanging that I started last summer. One thing at a time...
Star Passion comes in three sizes: lap, twin and queen. After looking at the pattern it seems like the hardest part will be choosing a size and fabric. I was so excited to see pictures AND pressing instructions. Happy Dance!!! Pattern writers, I'll let you in on a secret, a picture is worth a thousand words. Seriously. But words are still needed. ;)  It will be awhile before I am able to put this pattern on my cutting table but it should be a quick quilt to put together.

Speaking of quilts, I should have one of the t-shirt quilts from my 1QFAL done by the end of the weekend. So hopefully another post coming soon! I know, several posts in one week!

Note: This is all my own thoughts and words. I was not given endorsements by either of these wonderful ladies. I am just showing my appreciation for winning a giveaway.

Thanks for reading!
Just a Mom who Sews