Saturday, December 31, 2011

Placemats, Table Runners, and My New Machine

These are all place mats made on my Statler Quilting Machine.  If you look closely to the edge of each one, they are bound with my new Binding Machine.  It is an industrial Juki with a Binding attachment that only does 3/8 inch double fold binding.  I still have to make my own flat bias tape, but then I feed it through the attachment and it folds it and stitches it perfectly.  There was not other way I could have gotten almost 100 placemats, table runners, bibs and tree skirts ready for Christmas.  I still prefer a one in double fold hand stitched for my quilts, but for everything else this is the new product.
Safari placemat

Giraffe placemat

Candy Corn placemat

Guess what...Valentines Day


Halloween Table Runner

Summer Time placemat.  Get it?  Red with a green outside.  Sorry just a pun

Christmas Tree skirt.  Snowman Panel with Tree panels on either side.  Hard to photo on red.

Giving a Gift Quilt

This was so cool to have my 2 yr old Grandson open his present a little and say "Batman."  Then when he got it out of the packaging he laid down on it and said several times "Batman"

Another quilt for this Christmas was to my oldest Daughter.  For her Wedding Quilt we made an album quilt with pictures and signatures from all of the little kids that she baby sat and touched their lives.  It was very pink and a little blue because this is what Erin is.  To quote Erin and little Grace, "Pink, is there any other color".  To save Erin's husband of 5 years from waking up every morning to pink and cute little faces I gave them a new quilt for their bed.  It was a labor of love.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Grandson's Christmas Quilt

One of Xander's favorite characters is Batman.  As a two year old, who wouldn't love a super hero like Batman.  I saw Batman and Joker fabric at Fabric Depot.  I thought that it would make a great back for a quilt for Xander.  I tried my hand at raw edge applique.  Not bad for my first time.  How could you make a quilt without referancing the old TV show.  Pow! Wham! Whack!  So much fun, I hope that you enjoy my fun.

Two More QOV

 These two quilts were sent to me from the Wenatchee area.  They are called string quilts.  You start with several squares, then you draw an inch on each side of the center diagonal.  Sew a strip using the pencil line as your guide.  Press the fabric strip over this seam.  Sew the next strip onto that last strip.  This gives you a square with your base fabric as the center strip.

On the Blue center quilt I did a Stars and Stripes Log Cabin type of quilting.  With a border of Heart and Stars.  The Yellow center quilt I did an all over USA pattern.  

These are very quick and accurate quilts to enjoy making.  If you want to make these and others like it I made my first one from one of my favorite websites