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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

Quilting

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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