Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by HennysMom, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    [​IMG] [​IMG] OMG I am SOOOO Excited! YAY ME!!! so they're a TEENY off lining up but... I'll get better as I go along - given its my first time EVER - I dont think I did too bad!

    this was made with a tie as the center, jeans are the grey and blue suit pants are the outer corners.

    1 3.5 x 24 inch strip of each fabric (and using 1 tie taken apart) made six 9 block patches!

    I'll have to get better pics using my dig camera (reminds self to charge batteries) but... this works for now!


    Last edited: Dec 17, 2008
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    well done.
  3. Appytaz

    Appytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    Central Florida
    Very cool! Are the clothes from a family member?
  4. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara


    Yes, they are my fathers - he passed away 30 August so I'm making this as a surprise for my Mom [​IMG] and I've never done it before so I'm learning as I go with the help of the wonderful ladies on here [​IMG]

    I'm just sooo stoked!

    Back to the machine I go - and that darn rotary cutter that scares the bejeebus out of me [​IMG]
  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    [​IMG] Great job!!!!! I know that will become a very cherished quilt when it is done!!!! I made what I call our picnic quilt from some of my husband's old Air Force BDU's. The kids adore it and snuggle up with it sometimes when they start wanting Dad home.
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Good job. Don't be afraid of your rotary cutter. It is a good tool. Make it work for you. [​IMG]
  7. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Very nice. My denim quilt I finished today was made with used skirts and jumpers that were not being worn.

    Great idea. Maybe you can get a picture printed onto a piece of fabric and sew it into the middle of the quilt. Maybe a pic of Dad and Mom together. I have seen this done for a wedding and they are gorgeous.

    Please post a pic of the finished quilt.

    Off to get started on another one myself. It's raining like crazy so I can't go and do anything outside.
  8. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    Thanks y'all [​IMG] I did get much better as the day progressed - I got better at lining up the squares and pinning so now they all line up correctly! I managed to get 18 completed blocks done (3 different patterns) yesterday - working on my 4th today then will start putting together more colors/fabrics for more blocks.

    Wow - who knew putting together colors would be soooo hard? I didnt realize the thought that goes into the color choices, which colors look best together - its especially hard to do with the ties as the center points.

    I collect antique quilts and have probably 50 of them -some are pristine and some are in various states of needed repair; I've repaired *hand sewn* some of them and boy do I appreciate the work and time that went into those - I cannot imagine doing this by hand! I have one postage stamp quilt and HOLY COW - 1 inch blocks are soooooooooooo not my thing, and all by hand! [​IMG]

    Amazing women back then.. and amazing women now who continue the tradition of quilting.

    I only pray I can be that great at this one day as all of you are.
  9. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    HennysMom, I don't htink it is greatness.....It has to be patience and love to do this. You will get better with each piece you sew onto another. Give it time.
  10. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2007
    You have done wonderful!

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