October 28, 2013

The T-Shirt Quilt

It took awhile, but the quilt is finally finished.
I worked on it off and on for close to a year.
It was made using 30 of my oldest son's race shirts.
David is a runner, marathoner and ironman.
Each shirt was washed and cut apart dividing them into fronts & backs.
I rough cut the fronts to around 15"x15" then ironed a lightweight fusible stabilizer (Pellon) to the backsides.
All the shirts were then cut to 14"x14".
The blue sashings were cut to 2 1/2" and I stitched 6 rows of 5 blocks each.
I had a local lady quilt it on a longarm machine.
She did a wonderful job on it.
I cut a continuous strip of binding 2 1/2" wide and machine stitched it around the quilt. I had to stitch it at the kitchen table to support the quilt.

The finished quilt measures approximately 80" wide x 95" long.
My son loved it.
I've very proud of all of his accomplishments!

October 24, 2013

In the Hoop Snowman Coffee Cozy, Sleeve & Mug Rugs

I've designed a set of new 'In the Hoop' machine embroidery designs.
My love of snowmen continues with a Coffee Cup Cozy, Coffee Sleeve and 2 sizes of Mug Rugs.
They stitch up 'in your hoop' and will make great gifts for teachers, co-works, neighbors . . .
Quilting & snowflakes adorn these designs.
The cup cozy & coffee sleeve secure with an elastic loop & button.
This cute set is for sale on my site HERE

October 6, 2013

Burlap Flowers Photo Project

As promised, here is my finished photo project using the In the Hoop Burlap Flowers I made.
The wreath was purchased at JoAnns already pre-made. 
I used a 50% off coupon :)
The little black frames were purchased at Dollar Tree.
The frames have holes in the easels on the back side.

I attached the frames, with large safety pins. It was a bit tricky, but they are all secure.
I wanted to be able to remove the frames so I can change out the photos.

 I sized and printed all the photos of our grandson in black & white.

I used 3 of my burlap flowers to embellish my photo wreath.
The flowers are in this set of mine:

October 3, 2013

In the Hoop Burlap Flowers

I love experimenting with my designs.
I stitched one of my Frayed & Layered Flowers using burlap instead of cotton fabrics.
I love how it turned out.
I'm working on a family photo project and a few flowers like this will be the perfect addition to it.
My In the Hoop Frayed & Layered Flowers Set 2 can be found on my site here:

I will post my finished project in a few days :)

In the Hoop Fall Pins

I've designed a couple of new flameless tealight pin designs.
My Scarecrow and Jack O'Lantern pins are perfect for fall & Halloween.
The designs stitch up 'in your embroidery hoop' and are placed over
small battery operated tealights.
To purchase these machine embroidery files visit my web site by clicking on the links below.