Sunday, January 24, 2016

January 2016 End of Month Report



Apparently they have been around for many years. No, I haven't bought one, yet. I do have a old treadle machine. I thought this one was just neat. It has good reviews on amazon. I first saw this at a quilt store about 90 minutes from me and they wanted almost $600 for it. Online you can get one for $290.

For the first finish in 2016 I used the scraps from the backing of this quilt.  I cut as many squares as I could then went looking for a pattern to make this a extra large lap quilt. Finished size is about 72x84.

The teal and the reddish orange match the snowmen's hats and scarfs almost perfectly.

I love making quilts for Seth. He is 24 and has Autism. His favorite color is red, same as mine. Every time I send him a new quilt his mom tries to buy it from him. She even offered him a new video game he wanted and he said no! Gotta love a guy who loves your quilts so much. He is 6'2", so it had to be extra big for him to be able to wrap up in while he is on the couch.

Next is a quilt for Ronald McDonald's House. 

The big blocks are 15 inches. Here is the fabric I used for the big life like. The pattern is the "Big E-Z". And E-Z it is!

And zebra print for the backing...

I needed a baby quilt in a hurry and made these two in about three hours each.
This one has the sweetest butterflies.

Close up of the fabric used - more butterflies

Here is a QOV-
 I was given some QOV type fat quarters. I cut them into charms and made this quilt.I chose to just sew blocks together and if two of the same fabric were next to each other it was okay. I wanted it to be totally scrappy. Karen is the one who showed me a picture of this quilt.

So far so good!

Linking to JudyL  and Michelle's baby quilts - A Quilter Reader's Garden

Fabric usage  2016 ~
fabric in YTD ~ 
fabric out YTD ~ 38.77
used YTD ~ 38.77

Quilts Finished ~ 5 ~ each quilt will only be counted in one category
QOV ~ 1
RMH ~ 1
UFO ~ 
New ~ 3