Saturday, June 13, 2015

Memory T-shirt Quilt

I had said I wouldn't do another t-shirt quilt unless it was a memory quilt and here I am doing a memory quilt for my cousin's granddaughter but I have to say that I am glad that I agreed to do it.  The colors of her tees have just come together so nicely.  I really am liking the blocks so far.   I had intended to try to make some dimensional blocks but I have changed my mind but may still do something in the sashing.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

And Sew it Begins

I have two quilts started at the moment.  I think I am going to try a couple of new techniques on both.  One is a t-shirt memory quilt for my cousin's daughter.  On this one because I don't want to cut any part of her memories away I will be doing my first quilt where none of my blocks are quite the same size.  I am confident that I can do it but I am having to put a little more brain power into it than i am used to.  I may also add some  filler blocks and I have some really cute textured blocks that I am leaning toward. If it looks like what I am picturing in my mind i will share them on another post.

The other is what I am going to call a quilt of encouragement for my grand daughter going off to school.  It includes pictures of her and her family and words of encouraging.  This was a new technique as well, printing to fabric using bubble jet and may well be one that I never use again.  I am thinking that I may have ruined my printer doing these.   Oh well you live you learn.  Also something new on this one is the way that I am piecing her blocks in a crazy stained glass kind of way.  Again I will post more pictures when completed.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, May 29, 2015

My Survivor and 1st T-Shirt Quilt

I am 2 years out of my chemo treatment now and my tests continue
to be good.  I am so grateful for all the prayers that have been sent up
on my behalf and I am thankful that God has given me the time here on 
earth to be with my family.  And grateful that he has used this to teach me.

He has taught me that I should put more trust in him.  And I need to trust
more in his word.

Matthew 6:26-34New King James Version (NKJV)

26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

So I just wanted to share this.

Christmas before last I went through my closet and cleaned out all of my t-shirts and decided to do my first t-shirt quilt.  A couple of them were gathered from CARTI and from relay for life that my sister-n-law was involved with in our area.  
 I had the purple and neon green material that I had bought some time ago just
because the colors popped and I just loved the green and purple together.  I used
a decorative stitch with purple thread.  And
when I went to putting it all together I think the colors just went so well with the tees that I had for my quilt and I just love how it turned out.
 So this is my survivor quilt and I have been sleeping
under it for several months now.