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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Not your average t-shirt quilt on: March 22, 2015 09:09:43 PM




I'm really excited to finally share this! It's my own version of the Anthropologie rosette quilt, made from old t-shirts!

It's gloriously soft and dangerously cozy. I used only the softest old tees from my stash. Remember back when those slinky "tissue tees" were really trendy, even though they were awkwardly somewhat see-through and lost their shape after a month? There's also a dress and a skirt in the mix too. (Nothing like a colorful quilt to justify my hoarding issues! Wink )

Each patch is sewn on top of a square of woven cotton (cut from old button-down shirts), which stabilizes the jersey so it doesn't get stretched out along the seams. The backing and binding are super-soft jersey fabric from Mood. It makes the quilt a little heavy, but I love how it's all drapey and decadent. It won't lose its shape though thanks to the stabilizing squares inside, which also allowed me to skip the batting.



Okay so, confession time... It's not exactly a legit "quilt" because it's tied (with multicolored ties!). But if we're going to be technical, the binding at least is "quilted" through all the layers, so that means I can call it a quilt if want. Right? Right? Wink

Confession #2: I actually finished the quilt about a year ago, all except for the binding. Now I know most quilters tend to put their projects aside for a while before finishing (I like to call it "aging" the quilt, like a fine wine). However, with this quilt, during that year without binding, I... uhhhh... still used the quilt once in a while, even with safety pins all over the sides. Not my proudest moment, haha. But now I'm very proud to finally show off the finished product! And use it without guilt! Wink

Confession #3: I'm already dreaming up the next one! It seems like this design could work with any light-weight fabric, so I'm thinking I might try a full-size version in mixed satin prints... Smiley



Thanks for looking! Smiley
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My first "Real" Quilt on: March 15, 2015 09:03:45 AM
Cute! What a lucky lady!

I haven't done a "true quilt" yet either. What kind of quilting foot do you have?
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Sunny Vintage Quilt on: March 15, 2015 09:00:11 AM
Awww, it's so happy and charming! I want to snuggle up in a sunbeam with it!
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Another one that took me nearly a year: handstitched quilt on: March 15, 2015 08:56:51 AM
I love when there's that one square that isn't quite like all the others. Wink Truly gorgeous and inspiring.
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: February Scrap quilt on: March 15, 2015 08:51:40 AM
WHOA. Nice.
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Colourful Chevrons on: March 15, 2015 08:50:13 AM
Lovely work!

My quilts always sit around unfinished for a while too. I say I'm "aging" it, like whiskey or wine. Wink

7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Solar Eclipse Quilt on: March 15, 2015 08:42:30 AM
A beautiful quilt with great craftsmanship! And it brightens up the room so perfectly! Smiley
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Map Side Table on: March 15, 2015 08:33:11 AM
It's beautiful! I would have kept it for myself, haha...
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: 1930s chairs get a facelift on: March 15, 2015 08:28:35 AM
I love the fabric you picked, and I love how they're a piece of family history living on. Great work!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Wall hanging made from fabric scraps on: March 14, 2015 03:16:22 PM




A little textile experiment! It was originally supposed to be a small rug, but it turned out a little too small (the woven part is about 11" x 19"). I'm still really pleased with it though. I seriously can't stop staring at it. Smiley

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