Friday, October 11, 2013

BOYS DINASOUR QUILT




Ok so this is what I've been working on lately! Dinasour quilts for my two grandsons. The oldest is 4 and the youngest is 1. But I'm making them both quilts that will fit a twin size bed. I've made quilts for the two granddaughters ages 6 and 8 also. So this quilt top is done and I need to start the second one. I like to handquilt my quilts once I get the 3 pieces put together. Besides I can't afford to have them done professionally. Altho someday I'd like to do that. But there are so many other things to save for. That is way down the list. So I continue to handquilt them. They don't get done very quickly using that method tho! LOL!

I also have some Christmas gifts I'm working on for my daughters. A few miniature projects in the works too for my miniature swapping group.

Busy busy busy!!!

I hope you're all staying busy as well! keeps us out of trouble!

6 comments:

  1. you know I always wanted to do that with old clothes, my grandmother used to make them that way (she grew up during the depression)

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  2. They call them "scrappy string quilts". They are made using scraps, usually from other projects. I use the lightweight sew-in interfacing as a backing for them. 9 1/2" square. Start in the middle of the square laying the first strip corner to corner, on the diagonal. Then the next strip is laid on, right sides together and sewn with a 1/4" seam. Continue doing this to the end of the corner, turn it around and do the other side. Sew all around the square block and then trim of the excess pieces. Put on sashing and borders, sandwich with backing, do binding and you're finished. I love them, too. It's a good way to use up some of your scraps. I pick fabrics that are suitable for boys, girls or either. Have fun!

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  3. They call them "scrappy string quilts". They are made using scraps, usually from other projects. I use the lightweight sew-in interfacing as a backing for them. 9 1/2" square. Start in the middle of the square laying the first strip corner to corner, on the diagonal. Then the next strip is laid on, right sides together and sewn with a 1/4" seam. Continue doing this to the end of the corner, turn it around and do the other side. Sew all around the square block and then trim of the excess pieces. Put on sashing and borders, sandwich with backing, do binding and you're finished. I love them, too. It's a good way to use up some of your scraps. I pick fabrics that are suitable for boys, girls or either. Have fun!

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  4. Oh look at those quilts, I have never done any quilting to I am in total awe. I would think making the granddaughters would be easier than the grandsons...They will love the dinosaur theme!

    Carol

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  5. JUst wanted to stop in and thank you for the kind comment on the Flea, it was a ton of work, but so much fun too!

    Carol

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  6. Thanks for the tip on the hotdog pillow cases....I will have to give that one a try!

    Carol

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