Monday, October 6, 2008

Look What Came in the Mail This Time!

My talented mother has made more dresses for Gigi! Here she is in the latest two. I admit, we got the inspiration for the flower pocket on the yellow and red one from one of the fabric designer's blogs (can't remember which one). Aren't these great???

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tim's T-Square Texas Tech Quilt

I made this quilt for my 20 year old son Tim - that's him in the top photo. It was really hard to photograph! The camera got all freaked out by the reds contrasting with the blacks. These are the best I could do. That's my five year old, Wolfgang in the second photo. He says hi.

I originally wanted to make these T-square blocks for the entire quilt but quickly realized that 3 hours per block, not including cutting, was a little ambitious for a 36 block quilt. So since he loves Texas Tech I alternated with squares of Tech fabric, which was funny because the Ts in the Texas Tech logo look exactly like the pieced T blocks and made it look like the Ts stood for Texas Tech all along, instead of Tim (which it was really supposed to be). I also made a mistake measuring the borders and cut them all the same length, when obviously two will be the same as the quilt across, but the other two need to compensate for the extra length provided by the first two. No matter, I just threw in corner squares. And voila! Another quilt was born. I make mistakes in every quilt I make, being self taught, but I soldier on and no one knows but me (and now you!). Shhh!