Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Baby t-shirt quilt and some updates

I got the rest of the strip sets sewn together last evening and there was enough to border all the t-shirts. They still need sewn together and the t-shirts needs trimmed, but it's one step at a time. This quilt will be bigger than a baby quilt, but I always say bigger is better when it comes to a quilt!
Here is the back of the black and white quilt. I used a Moda Grunge wide backing.
The Harley quilt. The woman that runs the poker run, Andrea, that the Harley quilt is raffled off at was at the show in Lorain. She told me it raised almost one thousand dollars. The woman that won it just cried and cried. She and Andrea had bonded a couple years ago since they both ride motorcycles and had daughters killed in car accidents. Here is what this year's quilt looked like
Tote bags. I ended up making around 160 bags this year and had 10 left at the end of our last show this season. I will have to work on making more tote bags for next season sooner so I am not so rushed. People really liked the bags and I am sure most of them will be reused.
The marigolds I planted from seed about a month ago are doing well! I saw the first flower buds so the bits of rain we are having this week will help.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I'm not sure there is a standard size for baby quilts. When they are toddlers they like to drag them along to wherever they are going and they need to be a decent size for kids up to 3 or 4 years old. I make some that I consider pretty small sometimes and other times I make more like toddler size. I always like them big enough as a floor quilt for when the baby can roll around.

That's great that they had a good raffle. I think it is one of the prettiest ones you have made for them.

Pauline Michaud said...

Wow... I'm so glad the Harley quilt went to such a deserving person and that it raised so much money. That must feel really good and worth the effort! Congratulations. Love how the black and white quilt turned out and your quilting looks really nice on the back. Lots to keep you busy for sure!

Ann said...

Cute idea to use the last shirts for a baby quilt. Congratulations on raising so much with your Harley quilt.

Vicki W said...

Oh, how nice to hear about the Harley quilt and that it went to someone who will truly treasure it! The baby quilt is going to be really nice.
Have you seen a noticeable dent in your fabric stash from sewing all those tote bags?