Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More of My Personal Quilt History





Just a few more of my quilts from my past that I enjoyed making. These are all Christmas Quilts and I use them every year. I do have some more but will not be using them this year so will just show you all these for now. The snowmen quilt is one that my sister and I taught in a class and I won't reveal how long ago that has been. I still like them though. The little snowman with the cat looking out of the window is one that I created a couple of years ago with my embroidery machine. I picked some fabric for the background that looks like the winter wind is blowing. The Gift of the Wise men is a paper pieced quilt that I made for fun and I really don't like to paper piece. It did turn out to be one of my favorites. The little redwork Santa I made on the airplane when my husband and I flew to Hawaii in 1999 and that was something to do on a  long trip. The one at the bottom is a quilt bee project. We all exchanged blocks and I guess I am about the only one that finished  the quilt. I really do like it and use it every year. I could dig out some more but won't do that this year. It will soon be next year, right?  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Monday, December 20, 2010

Perfect Gift For Christmas




This is the last quilt for the year and it is very nice. I did take off some of the logos from the backs of the shirts and make a unique block for this quilt. Some of these logos were so unusual that I did not want to throw them away. I have this posted in my Etsy shop for future customers to view. I would believe that this young man was an Eagle Scout and his mother is giving this to him for Christmas.
Monday, December 13, 2010

Another Beautiful T-Shirt Quilt

The owner of this lovely quilt will be so happy I am sure. Her mother is having this quilt made for her graduation. It is to be a surprise. I have it on the quilting machine as we speak and it should be done tomorrow. Now why not order one of these wonderful quilts and preserve all of your memories.
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Monday, November 29, 2010

Wonderful T-Shirt Quilt for Another Satisfied Customer


I do believe that this is one of the most beautiful t-shirt quilts that I have ever made or seen. The young man is going to law school and his mother had this made for him for Christmas. Do you all like it. I can create one just as beautiful for you if you contact me through my everyday e-mail address. fabricartist2005@yahoo.com
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Sunday, November 14, 2010
An Adorable Special Design Little Boy's Suit as ordered by one of my customers. This is for his Thanksgiving day celebration with his family. It is made from dark brown corduroy and trimmed with bright orange piping and machine embroidered pumpkins. Oh sooooo cute!! Of course he is only 3 years old.
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Special T-Shirt Quilt

This is one of the t-shirt quilts that I have created for a customer recently. He wanted me to use a light gray fabric for the sashings. I just had to add some color so I put a narrow border of orange around the edge. I think it brings out the orange in some of the shirts.
I enjoy making these and every one of them has been a little bit different.
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

UT Texas Designed Quilt


This is a special quilt for one of my customers. I had so much fun designing this quilt for her son. Thanks so much Susan for giving me a chance to make this for you. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Quilt History

This is a wonderful sampler quilt made from lovely vintage fabrics. My sister and I created this design and made quilt kits for some classes that we were teaching several years ago. I love the simple color combination. They really show up against the cream color muslin. This is one of my favorite quilts. I have kept this one for myself out of the dozens that I have made. 



Now what quilter could not have a Sunbonnet Sue and Sam in their quilt history. I designed and made this for my yougest daughter and since she still lives with me I get to contnue to enjoy the quilt also. This is a quilt calendar and each month is embellished and quilted with the season and month in mind. you can't see all of this in the picture but trust me it is a cutie. The scrappy piano border just adds the pizazz the quilt needs to make a statement.



Now you know that we can't have Halloween with
gookish cats, freaky pumpkins and intimidated mice.
I just made this darling little quilt this season and I have it listed in my Etsy shop in hopes someone cannot live without it. Oh
well I will keep it for myself it no one wants it. Ha
Ha




Now here is a real beauty. I took my husband to Hawaii for his 70th birthday in 1999. Of course we fell in love with that tropical paradise. When we came home I created and made this quilt from all the inspirational sites we saw that included flowers. My husband gave up one day while we were there and took me to a quilt shop. Boy did I shop!! My husband has now passed away but I have so many memories including this quilt.



Now apples is my family's  favorite fruit so this was created to honor all the apple eaters in the family and there are many. My husband was one of them. Don't you love the shading of the apple. It was so fun to make. The border fabric is apple potpourie. I won a ribbon on this quilt. I have won several ribbons on different quilts that I have made through the years.





Now we can't have fall without the scarecrow and he is a cute one. I had such fun making him. I have enjoy this time of year when I can hang him. I quilted a cobweb in the upper lefthand corner and sewed on a little spider and that just makes this quilt come to life. What can I say but I just love him.



I have been passionate about quilting for over 20 years now and will always be in love with the art. I pray that God will give me a few more years so I can finish all of my UFO's and even more. Recently I won an Accuquilt Go Cutter which makes all the cutting faster and with more accuracy so look out fabric here I come!!
Monday, September 6, 2010

Adorable Baby Raggy Quilt

For such a sweet baby girl that is so loved we have a beautiful raggy quilt 39" X 45". Just perfect for her crib!! I have chosen apple green print with circles of lavender, white and pale aqua, lavender check, and a darker lavender splash. I used white flannel in the center of the squares for the warmth. I sewed the X down the middle to give each block stability. All in all a perfect addition to her nursery!!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Romantic Raggy Quilt and Matching Pillow

I just love using what I call romantic fabrics. These are so pretty. The dark rose with wild roses is a Moda faric and the cream with vintage letters and envelopes is a Michael Miller and the dark green one is from my stash that I have had a while. I think that they make a really beautiful quilt. This is perfect for a bed throw or a chair throw with the matching pillow. you will find this item for sale in my etsy shop.
Sunday, August 8, 2010

New T-shirt Quilt for Elementary School Office Wall

This is such a pretty t-shirt quilt. The picture does not do it justice. Of course this is just the top as I have to quilt it next but couldn't wait to post it. I really had fun making this one. I plan on quilting it in a star pattern. I make quilts to order and you can place an order from my etsy shop.
http://www.fabricartist21.etsy.com/
Friday, August 6, 2010

Kitchen Quilt Ansemble

I just listed a kitchen quilt and matching hot pad holders and tea towel. These are made from some vintage fabric with country blue checks and black and white chickens. I also used a fabric that looks like chicken wire for the odd blocks. This is a really cute ansemble. I place dark country blue prairie points all around the edge. This would be perfect for a country kitchen and is so colorful. Now just guess what new tool that I used to make this darling set?? You guessed it my new Free Accuquilt Go Cutter. Yipee I won it from the Accuquilt company on their Fun Friday Contest!!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Another One of My Signature T-Shirts Quilts

This is a really pretty t-shirt quilt top that needs to be loaded on my quilting machine. I love the way this one turned out as the sashing fabric is so pretty and does not distract from the t-shirts. This one goes to a customer in Austin, Texas. I am always taking orders so if you have some memories in t-shirts and want to order on go to my etsy shop. 

http://www.fabricartist21.etsy.com/
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Great T-shirt Quilt

Another t-shirt quilt for a customer. These are her memories of Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and other Asian places that she visited and lived  when her husband was in the army. This is a queen size quilt. I take orders for t-shirt quilts. If you have some memories that you want preserved in a quilt you can contact me through my etsy account.
Sunday, May 23, 2010

Crown Royal Quillow

This is a custom order quillow. This customer was getting it made for a friend and wanted the Crown Royal Bourbon bags put on this quillow. One picture shows the quillow from the front with the bags and the other picture shows how the back and what the entire quillow looked like. The fabrics that we chose was very complimentary to the Crown Royal bags. All in all it turned out very pretty.
Friday, April 23, 2010

Wizard of Oz Costumes on Etsy!!

I just listed the "Dorothy" costume from the Wizard of Oz on etsy. It  turned out so cute that I have decided to take special orders. This costume is not made like most costumes with cheap fabrics , no hems and mimimal decoration. I have tried to make it as authentic and durable as possible. I can also make any size including adult sizes.   http://www.etsy.com/listing/45442095/wizard-of-oz-dorothy-costume-special
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Custom Order T-Shirt Quilt

I still have to sew on the borders but thought I would take a break and show this to all of you. Now I need to put on the borders and it will be loaded onto my quilt frame and quilted and ready to deliver to my customer. I am taking orders for this type of t-shirt quilt. Go to my etsy shop and you can place an order. I also make photo memory quilts or will design any type of quilt you desire.

http://www.fabricartist21.etsy.com/
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Abomidable Snowman

Well I live in Texas and what do you expect from someone that rarely sees snow. I made this several years ago and won a ribbon on it. I just love him.  I put him up in January and leave him up until March. I just wanted to share him with all of you as he will soon be melting away. LOL

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When my sisters and I were very young all three of us loved to make things. I think that was the way kids entertained themselves in those days. Our mother sat us down with old clothes and needles and thread and we made our dolls clothes.
My creativity grew from there and I found myself in high school making all of my own clothes. I did get a lot of attention with my matching outfits including hats. Since I was shy maybe that was my way of creating my own world and at the same time getting attention.
I finally did get tired of making clothes and went into quilting. The first year I quilted I made every family member quilts, quilts and more quilts.
You can only make so many quilts and so many bags before you have no space left. What is a very nutty creative person going to do about this?? Well you are going to open an ETSY shop and sell some of this stuff, right?? http://fabricartist21.etsy.com/
My neighbor asked me to make her a T-Shirt Quilt and I have been doing that for over a year now. I take special orders through my Etsy shop. I have become very busy with this business and will continue to create t-shirt quilts as long as their are customers that want them.

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