Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Vintage Mickey Mouse / Disney Backpacks

Shhhhhhhh.............    This is a surprise gift for a wonderful and amazing young lady - Meaghan!

Our family will be venturing out to Disney for a wonderful event.  When I saw this fabric, Vintage Mickey Mouse Ads, I just had to make something out of it.            

Backpacks!!  Four in all so all the young ladies will be able to travel in "style"!  LOL

Butterick Pattern B4147.  - Perfect size to travel the parks with. 

Back Straps

Snap Closures

Inside Lining with two Pockets

Front Zippered Pocket

Mickey Zipper Pull - Each one different

Pull Tie to cinch the top closed

Adjustable Back Straps.

Memory T-Shirt Quilt

Double Sided Memory T-Shirt  Quilt

Just finished another double sided t-shirt quilt.  Shirts were various sizes to start with.  I put most of the 16 by 16 blocks on one side and the 12 by 12 on the other, filling in with smaller blocks and sashing . 
16 by 16 Side

Quilted Overall Hearts

12 by 12 and smaller

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Truck Quilt for Noah

 Truck Quilt for Noah

Trying to get the hang of my new camera.  Wish I could post the pictures of Noah on the quilt.  He loves it.  He just turned two and LOVES Trucks.  Glad I made both Noah and Grandma happy!

Mini Mets Quilt

Made a Mets Wall Hanging for friend.  Came out cute!!  She saw this one and wanted a mini one.

 Glad I could make it for her.  The Mets Wall Quilt measured 30 by 30.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Monkey Quilt for a Little Girl

Pink and Purple Monkey Quilt

I was asked to make a full size quilt for a friend's granddaughter .  The theme was monkeys & hearts in pinks and purples. Love how it came out. 

Pink Monkey

Hearts Tree

Purple Monkey

Nikki's Heart

Monkeys and Hearts quilted along the border. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

27 Years of T-Shirts

I have been teaching Adaptive Physical Education for over 27 years and in that time I have collected (horded) my work shirts!  I didn't want to throw them away, but I didn't want to wear them either. Every time I moved something in the closet another mound of shirts fell that I turned them into a double sided T-Shirt Quilt. 50 shirts in all!!

 Lots of Great Memories! 

New York City Board of Education, New York City Department of Education, Adaptive Physical Education, Special Olympics, Jump Rope for Heart,  PS 201Q,  Mighty Milers and Achilles Kids Shirts!

Making this quilt was challenging due to the two-sided nature. It was very hard lining up the front and the back of the quilt on the frame.  The bottom of the quilt is slightly off. It's not really noticeable when laying on the bed, but hanging is another story. Next time I do something like this I will take more time making the layers exact.  But since it wasn't a customer quilt I didn't.  Ha!
 It also made for a very Heavy quilt.

Black, Red & White were the APE Programs colors at one time.

Sneakers Along the Border

NYC City Championship 

Front of Various Special Olympic Jackets

My Oldest T-Shirt - City Champs