Sunday, December 3, 2017

Grandpa Jim's shirts turned into a baby quilt for Aubrey...................

A friend asked me if I would make a baby quilt from her late husbands shirts for his 1st grandchild. I was nervous but I said yes!
 I've had this fabric in my stash for a long time and never had the perfect quilt to use it in. Until now:)
 Stars are one of my favorite blocks to make. I used the shirts for the star tips and the cornerstones.

 The center is a picture of Grandpa Jim.

I quilted it on my grace frame and it turned out pretty good if I say so myself. The few quilts I did before I had trouble with the tension on my machine. No problems with this quilt.
 I had it done for a week or more before Barbee picked it up I kindof miss it now:) It's right up there with my favorite quilts.
 I used more of the shirts to make a doll and a couple of pillows.
 Mom and Grandpa Jim.
 Mom and Dad.
I've made several of these dolls. This is the second quilt and doll I have made from a loved ones shirts. It is an honor to be trusted with the task....JMF

Friday, December 1, 2017

Scrap a day grand finale .........for now!

 This a queen size scrappy log cabin another pattern from Pinterest.
I had Kay quilt it with this spool pattern it turned out so cute:)

I just love it!



It did use up lots of scraps...........JMF

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Scrap a day 8

 This is my mistake quilt:) I watched the video on this quilt about a month before I started the quilt thinking I remembered how the pattern went.
 I was wrong! I just used the pieced squares and the orange squares and made hour glass blocks. Instead of leaving the pieced squares in one piece LOL and then making the hourglass blocks.
 I guess I will say I just made a new quilt pattern.
 It's pretty bright and would probably keep a baby awake all night!

 I think I have one more scrap quilt to show.
Then I will tell you where we saw these!!
JMF..............................

Sunday, November 12, 2017

scrap a day 7

 This one is was on Sewing with Nancy. Here's the link.
quilt link 

 It was simple and fast to make.
 I quilted it with a simple x pattern.


 This one is the gal that showed me the pattern! I like that it has more contrast so if I make another one I'll do that.
You don't see this to often on Nov 11th! I looked out my front door and just had to take a picture!! He is helping build a grain bin.......JMF

Saturday, November 11, 2017

scrap a day 6

 I'm getting close to the end of my finished scrap quilts.
 This one was another pinterst find although I might have not followed the instructions exactly!

 After while  I just started sewing then just made it all work by cutting or adding as I needed too.
 It's done and it used scraps so that's good enough for me:)
JMF.....................

Friday, November 10, 2017

Scrap a day 5

 I'm almost done with my scrap quilts! Well maybe not yesterday I was cutting and ironing scraps:)
 I used some more western prints in this one. I just finished quilting it last week.
 Hopefully it will keep some baby warm someday!
 I just finished the book Wonder. Lucas was telling me about because his class is reading it together. It is a good book and the movie is coming out next week. So he painted his pumpkin after the cover of the book. Pretty good Lucas!!
JMF.......................

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Scrap-a-day 4

 This one was a fun and easy one as long as you paid attention when cutting them to size. I mean by not cutting off the seam allowance!
 What makes you think I did that??
When that happens make a potholder!!
I haven't decided if I will make this one bigger so am not going to quilt it just yet.
I thought this was funny I hope my sisters do too!!........JMF

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Scrap a day 3.....

 I used alot of my western fabric scraps on this one.
 It was another Pinterst pattern. I should have went back and found them again so I could have shared them.
 I still could and put them in the next post:)
 It was a fast and easy pattern.
 My Jade plant is getting so big I don't know how I would ever get it transplanted to a new pot. It's been in that one for years and is probably root bound.
The peacock that lived here for a few weeks and then decided to run away from home:).....JMF..