Coffee Bean Tote Bag

I’ve been making a few tote bags lately……Here one that I made last night…..I have access to some coffee bean burlap sacks from a local coffee shop :D…..I made this one for a lady that Chris works with…..this is the front and back of the bag

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…..until next time…..

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I really should blog more often….

I been absent from my blog for a loooong while now…….It’s not that I don’t have anything to share I do…So I’ll start small and work my way back into it……

mug rug swap

Our guild decided that it would be fun to swap “Mug Rugs” with the Bakersfield MQG……This is what I made….we have our meeting tomorrow……it will be fun to see what everyone else creates

……until next time….

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July 10, 2013 · 11:27 am

T-Shirt Quilt

T-shirt Quilt Photo Shoot 3

Here is the finished T-Shirt Quilt ….. It finished at 60″ Square….it’s making it way to Tennesee as I write this, I’m so happy to report….I decided to try a little photo shoot with the quilt like so many people do….only I did it in my backyard 🙂 LOL

T-Shirt Quilt

T-Shirt Quilt

I learned alot about making T-Shirt quilts from this project…..I didn’t use a batting since I used a fleece on the back…..hmm can it still be called a quilt…..members from the guild told me that since it has an interfacing on all the t-shirts that it still had three layers and could there for be called quilt….

T-shirt Quilt

T-shirt Quilt

another thing that I learned is that you need to be very careful while quilting it….I have an area that didn’t quite line up and the stitching over laps a bit….I thought that it might leave holes in the t-shirt area where the silk screening is and I didn’t want to risk that.

……until next time…..

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Sewing along a Snail’s Trail

I started working on a quilt for my nephew Thomas……

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This is a quilt pattern that we received from one of the many quilt shop that participated in the MN Shop Hop…..Thomas was along for the ride a couple of summers ago and saw this quilt and really wanted it…..I’ve been collecting fabric to make this quilt for him for a couple of years now…..

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Eight blocks down, 56 more to go….I wasn’t sure if I cut enough fabric so I thought I had better sew the four patches together to make sure that I had all 63 …..I didn’t….I cut exactly enough for half…..

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I have since fixed that problem… I’m curious to see how I did on the rest of the patches

…..until next time….

Oh and if your wondering about the T-shirt quilt… I’ve finished it….. just trying to decide on the color for the binding

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and the quilting begins

Had some extra time yesterday and was able to get the T-shirt quilt loaded on the longarm……after dinner tonight I was able to get some quilting in…..

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Decided to stipple this one….

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……until next time……

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T-shirt quilt – top done

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I finished the quilt top – it’s so bright and cheery……I purchased some fleece that I thought would be great for the back of this….it’s a little short…guess I’ll have to go fabric shopping

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….until next time….

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T-shirt Quilt :-)

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My niece sent me a few t-shirt a while ago…..(these are her daughters shirts)….I finally became brave enough to do something about it….
I had the day by myself and while house cleaning was on the agenda….I figured if everyone else was out and about having a good-time that I deserved to do something fun too…right….

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So this is where I left it last night…. I’m sure that I’ll be right back at it again sometime today

….until next time….
Kristi

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