Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Old quilts revisited #4 "Blue Lines"

This was created using some thrifted cotton on the front, a old sheet on the back and some blue cotton for the binding. I got this one done last summer just before I left for Africa. I like the way it turned out even though its very simple.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Old quilts revisited #3 "Scrappy Blue"

This is one of my favorites. I named it "Scrappy Blue" and its made from cotton button up shirts and some thrifted white cotton. I am not sure where I got the pattern but I think I saw it in a magazine or something and then drafted up my version of it. I labeled it as being finished in May 2011 so its been around for 3 years now. As much as I like it, I am going to sell it. I've got to get some of them out of the house so I can make more!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Old quilts revisited #2 "Velvet Legs"

This is a small lap quilt that I got down in 2011. The front is constructed from some thrifted purple velvet and the legs of some tan velvet slacks. The back is a piece of floral stretch material that I had laying around. I didn't have enough to bind the whole thing so that is a little wonky. I have since learned a lot about binding! :) I added my initials and the year to part of the binding. I have done that to a couple quilts in the past but my embroidery skills need to improve :)


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Its been awhile and old quilts revisited

I have been neglecting this blog as well as the Blue Dragon facebook page for a few months. I really want to get back to a regular schedule of posting and sharing. Maybe I should add a shortcut to my desktop so I don't forget :)

I have still been sewing though. I was working on a lot of small things for a local festival but the place we normally set up was not available this year. So I am thinking about listing some of my quilts, girls clothes and small wallets on Ebay or Etsy. I am not sure yet. Or maybe I should look for a craft fair :) We'll see.

While I was packing up things for this local festival I decided to take some new pictures of the quilts that I am planning to sell. That way I can have a good picture of each one and maybe some day I will put together a photo book with my past work. I think I am going to share each of them here (some for a second time) so that everyone can enjoy them.

Here is an old post where I shared this quilt back in 2012. I didn't give it a name, its just a USMC uniform lap quilt that I threw together. I should have planned it a little better but I think I tried to get it done faster than I should have. Anyway, I think it turned out cute and I learned a few things.