Showing posts with label Quilts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quilts. Show all posts

Monday, December 30, 2013

Needed a Change

Sometimes I just get in the mood to sit down and want to quilt.  I especially felt that way after painting so many signs and pieces of furniture.  I just wanted a simple quilt, nothing fancy, and that is what I did.  After crazy quilting it by hand, I tea-dyed the whole quilt to age it.
I'm not sure what it is about an old quilt with me.  I don't ever like to make my quilts look bright and fresh.  They always need to look like they've been loved for years.
That's me....

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


In high school I pieced my first quilt pattern, however I never quilted it.
I got into quilting when I was a newlywed.
I really like the quilted look.
I love the homespun material with muslin.
When I quilt, I don't quilt the outline of my pieced pattern.
No straight lines are in my quilts.
I like to do what I call 'Crazy Quilting'.
I think it almost looks like a jigsaw puzzle.
The other thing that I like to do with my quilts is to 'antique' them
with a solution of instant coffee, black tea bags, and a little dash of vanilla.
Unfortunately, I sewed the binding too tight and this table runner is not straight.
If you like unique and primitive, it is perfect :)

Do you like to quilt?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Homespun Quilts

I've been so busy painting lately, that I needed a change from the paint brush.
 I am so thankful for the variety of crafts that I can do.

I decided to make some quilts
I love quilting. 
 It is so relaxing to me.

So I got my Homespun material out and my Thimbleberries Quilt book.

I pieced a small quilt and a runner.

You can always tell a quilt that I hand quilted because I always do a stippling design.
I call it crazy quilting--quilting in all different directions.
I love the look of it.
After I am finished quilting, I like to coffee/tea dye my quilts.
I really like the primitive look, so for all you people that like white, bright quilts, I suggest you stop reading.:)

I soak them in this mixture and let them set over night.

I then let them hang to dry.
This is the day that I had furniture in my kitchen because we were painting the other rooms.
It was quite crowded.

My camera really doesn't capture a clear picture of what they look like.
You can tell that it is not quite white anymore though.

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