Monday, December 30, 2013

Pictures of my finished quilts.

T-Shirt Quilt
I finally sewed the last stitch and have completed my quilts.  The T-Shirt Quilt was the hardest since it was so big, and I couldn't lay it flat enough to sew properly.  I had no idea how hard it would be until after I started.  If I had the money, I would have paid a company to put it together. Those quilting companies use huge stretching tables and machines with long quilting arms to sew the fabrics together.  That would have made this quilt much more durable.  But, I suppose it has the charm of hand-quilting which my son may not appreciate until he is much older. The Star Quilt gives me much more satisfaction.  It is also hand quilted, but was much easier to quilt because I just sewed along each star pattern.  With the T-Shirt Quilt, each square didn't always have a pattern to follow.  I am very happy to have finally finished these projects.
Oh, and I recently started cleaning out my attic.  So much to do, so little time.
Star Quilt


  1. These quilts are amazing. I cannot believe you finished them so soon! You really are one of the most determined women I have ever known. Even though I believe you will live to be 80-or 90.. these are such beautiful and interesting items to pass down to your grandchildren. ( PS. The hobbit HAS the stone.. no one knows it yet, but it's there, in his pocket; and soon everything will be as it should.~if anyone can beat this ugly dragon, it will be you.)

  2. Oh Lisa! These are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I believe Garrett has to be totally blown away by this gift of his "growing up in theatre" years!!!!