Saturday, March 30, 2013

Fun quilts and tops

 I just finished this cute little quilt. It is a free Wiggly Whimsy tutorial I found on the Modabakeshop over here. I used strips to speed up the sewing.
 I used two different white fabrics with dots for the background.
 The dot fabric is leftover from these quilts.
 The green border ties it all together with a pretty contrast to the white.
 Washed and crinkled up.
I made a Chinese Coin Runner from the last few strips.
 I think a colored binding would look nice next to the plain white borders.
 A lady from the UK asked me to turn her Texas t-shirts into a quilt. She bought several t-shirts while staying in Texas for a while. She ask for random grey sashing strips and corner stones with a pieced Texas flag on the back.
 T-shirt with sashing strips and corner stones.
 
 I used the blanket stitch on my machine to sew the star down.
 Finished back with flag.
 
 I framed the blocks with a red border and binding.
 Finished t-shirt quilt.
 I quilted another t-shirt quilt. This one is a donation fundraiser quilt for our local High School's  Project Graduation.
 
 I love to quilt scrappy quilts. I like to share two tops I quilted for Cathy. There is wool batting in both of her Pinwheel and Star quilts.
 
 Matching backing.
 Isn't this a beautiful Star quilt?
 
 I have been working on two of my 1930 reproduction tops. Both the Brick and 16 patch tops are coming along nicely.
 
 I got tired of adding these solid borders to the 16 patch blocks and was distracted by this cute pack of Marmelade charms. To stretch my charms I added a few fat quarters. I found this free Charm Plus  Moda pattern over here.
 With the Marmelade charm pack I also got this Honey Honey charm pack. I used leftover scraps from the Marmelade top and added a few more fat quaters. This is also a free Charm Tuesday Moda pattern found over here. To speed up the sewing again I sewed strips together and cut them in smaller units.
 Fast and fun little top.
 
Happy Saturday,
Millie

6 comments:

Karendianne said...

Fun post! Love the eye candy.

Muddling Through said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Millie, you have filled my eyes with good things today! They are each and every one gorgeous! I am still processing. But I can tell you right off that I like BEST that Texas Star! Going now to look at those patterns. Thanks!!!

straythreads said...

love the dots!! and the back of the Texas quilt and the bricks, the bricks remind me of my Grandma.
Ann

Annie said...

I LOVE that tshirt quilt. Plus I'm a big fan of scrappy quilts

Jan said...

Sweet 30s quilts & I really enjoy seeing your quilting for others, too.

Terry said...

What beautiful quilts! :0)