Thursday, May 3, 2012

I am Quilting again!

I am back to quilting.  The heart attack made me take a few weeks off.  The doctor said I can go back to my normal activities.  Yea!!!.  So, last week I made and quilted a T-shirt quilt for a customer.  It turned out good.  Notice on the 2nd row, 3rd spot is her cheerleader uniform.  She was a tiny girl.  I took the top apart and added blue fabric to the neck, arms and bottom.  Worked good.  Mom was very happy.
Now for some pictures from before HA (heart attack).  This is Fran's do your own thing quilt.  Actually it is from a book about making your own rules. Think the name is "Breaking the Rules".  She carried it even further than the book.  Fran has only been quilting for a short while and she said this is her favorite quilt.  She did a great job.  I loved quilting it.  The back is solid lime green.  It really is not as bright in person.  The camera really zapped it.  I do love the stripe she used.  Got to find some.

Next are a few kids quilts.  First one is a split 9 patch.  I used a bright allover cat design.  Left over from something else.  I just love this quilt.  It will go to my Orangeburg Quilters Guild charity.  We do quilts for kids for the Disabilities and Needs Board.  They are so loved.

This one is for QSC Kids Quilts.  It will go to a Children's Miracle Network hospitals here in SC,  there are four.  We collected over 80 quilts at our spring meeting in March.  We will be collecting more at our fall retreat.  The hope is to get every member to make just one.  That would be over 600.   Can you imagine. Some of the gals made several, one even made 10.  What a wonder treat for kids that are sick.

This next picture is from my class at QSC spring meeting with Gyleen Fitzgerald.  (click on her name for a link to her website) This is a pineapple block without paper piecing.  All of the blocks will have the green centers.  I have over 50 blocks almost finished.  only one more round for each block.  This has been a fun project to work on while resting from the heart attack.

Now, the other class I took from Gyleen.  This is called Seven Sisters.  This is the first block I made.  I used some hand died fabric, that I did dye, for the alternate color of each star.  The the print is in each star, with the black as the background.  Now, if you look at the next picture you will see that the print takes over and the stars become the black and alternate color.  What a shock that was for me.  Can wait to get more stars made.  But have to finish the pineapple first.  No new UFO's, LOL!!  This class taught how to make a Y seam with out inserting it.  Really easy, once you figure it out.  The hard part was putting the stars together.
Ok, one more picture.  My fur babies.  The one on the right is Patch.  He is 12 years old.  The one on the left is Ranger and he is 2 years old.  Patch is all Yorkie.  Ranger is supposed to be Yorkie, but there is something else in there.  He has very long legs and his ears dont stand up. Plus he has and underbight.  But we love him anyway.  Ranger likes to chase squirrels and he caught one about 2 weeks ago.  Yes, the poor squirrel is gone, but Ranger gave him up to DH when asked.  It was no fun when he couldnt chase it anymore.
Happy Quilting to everyone,

  This quilt is made from 2 1/2 inch strips, like a 1600 jelly roll quilt.  I used up scraps and made a wonderful quilt.  Sorry it is a little fuzzy.


Frog Quilter said...

I am so glad you have recovered. Don't over do it. Hugs

Jane said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog!
I agree with you. The smartest way to piece my Omigosh quilt would be with strips. But the fabrics I'm using are only 2 inch squares (easy to convert into four 1/2 inch squares). I am planning on strip piecing the squares to the background fabric.

Elizabeth said...

I'm very glad you are back quilting and having some fun. Just make sure you take care of yourself so you won't be in the same situation.