Thursday, August 30, 2012

Denim patches

If you are lucky you can buy a package with 100 8 inch denim squares plus 10 patches with pockets and maybe a few labels for $15 at the Thriftstore in Elmira. Out of one package I made a quilt for Evelyn, that measured about 72 by 72 inches. Since it turned out very heavy, I did not bother with a bat and put a few pieces of heavy flannel at the back. My plan was to machine quilt this myself, but it turned out too big and too heavy, so of to a friend from my guild, Trudy Day it went. She did a fine job machine quilting it. I had left the backing about 3 inches larger then the quilt. For binding I turned the extra fabric to the front and sewed that down . It is far from fancy, but is is warm and very strong. It should work fine this coming winter as a throw to put on the floor for Evelyn to play on. I took it over on Sunday and she had to try it out right away. I never took a picture of the first quilt I had made for her. I was asked to make a brown and green quilt and I came up with this. The elephant fabric I found at Kallisti Quilts and is an African wax fabric. The rest I found locally. I tried working on this, when I was having problems with my shoulders and my friend Carol came to the rescue. She finished the piecing and, fantastic and speedy hand quilter she is, she kept on going and did the quilting also. Wonder why Evelyn is all dressed up? We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday and had a few friends over at Shawn's. It was a lot of fun to look at the old wedding pictures and reminise about the "olden" days. I have been working on the landscape and only the sewing of the binding has to be done. Pictures next time.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Renske, 100 squares for $15 seems like a real bargain. You could make your own but it would so hard on you hands, all of that cutting. The Quilt looks great. Happy Anniversary. Hubby and I just are going to celebrate our 35th in another week or so.