Thursday, October 18, 2012

Turning Twenty Slapplique Giveaway at Mama's Quilt Shop

My friends at Mama's Quilt Shop are giving away a Turning Twenty Slapplique book by Tricia Cribbs.

  • It has easy to follow instructions.
  • It's all in color.
  • There are measurements/supplies needed for 4 different sizes of each quilt!
  • I like that it's regular seam sewing (for a lack of a better way to put it) and rag sewing, which of course means you sew with the seams out.

A picture of the front of the book
(sorry for the bit of glare)

A picture of the back of the book
(again, sorry for the bit of glare)

Go over to Mama's Quilt Shop blog, Bits and Pieces, and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of the book!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Strip Set Fabric Scraps Made into Quilt Blocks

My sister gave me some of her scraps. She donated them to the prayer quilt ministry.

These are left over strip sets from a quilt she made for our niece.

I apologize my pictures aren't great, there are a couple of reasons. The main reason is because I sew at night, after work, after the kids get their homework done, after dinner, after soccer practice, after football practice. You name it, I don't sew until other stuff is done. The other reason is because I'm not a good picture taker!

I cut the strip sets into 2 inch strips because I had less waste with 2 inch strips than I would have had with 2.5 inch strips.

This is how they are turning out!

I bought the solid centers and cut them 3.5 inches. Each one is different because of the scrappy strips sets. I'm thinking of adding white sashing between the blocks, so the scrappy strips don't blend together.

This one will be used for the prayer quilt ministry but it's not ear marked for anyone yet. I still have the denim quilt to finish. I've been trying to get ahead on a few tops for the ministry but that's yet to happen! Maybe it will start with this one!

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings to you!

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Sewing to serve!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Denim Prayer Quilt

I'm making a denim prayer quilt made from jeans that were donated to the ministry. The quilt is for a dear friend, that we've known for a long time.  He will be having open heart surgery in January 2013.

I follow this tutorial for denim quilts made from jeans.

Preparing to pin it.
(The colors look so different in natural light in the first photo and indoor light in this second photo.)

Beginning to quilt.
Using my new Machingers gloves for the first time!
Love them!

It's been awhile since I linked up to W.I.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced so I thought I'd join in this week! If you're visiting from there or are a follower thanks for stopping by!

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