Sunday, August 29, 2010

Loose-y Goose-y

Loose-y Goose-y
Originally uploaded by basketcasejoy
I've been so busy with work that I haven't posted in a week. That's the way it goes sometimes. . . all work and no play! It makes me a VERY sad quilter. (Picture my frowning face here.)

Months ago, I designed this 8.5" x 11" Journal Quilt as a pencil drawing on muslin. I waited (and waited) to implement the design. Why? I couldn't decide how I would accomplish the piecing.

At first, I was thinking that I would do foundation piecing. That is by NO means a favorite method of mine! A friend suggested fusible applique. That's when I knew my design could become a reality!

I hope you like the (unfinished) result.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Michael's T Quilt - DONE!!!

After MANY hours of work, Michael's T-shirt quilt has been completed. This quilt was quite a challenge, using a number of items that were NOT t-shirts. (Note the He-Man head in the bottom left corner - a back pack front, the Green Beret, and the graduation Mortar Board!) It took a lot of creativity to come up with a pleasing design. In the end, I think you will agree that I did a good job...if I do say so myself! LOL

The quilt was supposed to be as small as I could make it using the items provided. It turned out to be 67" x 91" and that was as small as I could make it!

On to the NEXT project...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Progress - Upside Down

This photo was taken from the top down, hence the funny looking angle and the name of the post. Oh, well...a bad picture is better than NO picture. Right?

Everything is cut. The blocks are ready to sew. However, the borders still need a bit more work! I have to decide if I can cut down the two corner squares and plan the borders accordingly.

Soon enough, this will be my next completed UFO. Wish me luck!