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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Allison's T-shirt Quilt

This Quilt was a Big'N!  

I don't often make Quilts this large. . . . simply because it just takes SOO long to make a bed-sized quilt.

   But on the rare chances that I DO get the opportunity to go. . . BIG. . .  they always turn out ......Amazing.   


  Thanks to Allison, and her mom, Mary Beth, for a super fun and inspirational project.  

And Congratulations to the new Graduate!  

I had to put this quilt sideways on my fence to get a full photo!  
 Here I am starting the project -  Just in the beginning stages -  T-shirt quilts are like a puzzle.  
 Finally I have everything situated and fitting together snugly -  ahhh. . it makes my little OCD heart go pitter patter!  ;c) 
 The first photo of the completed flimsy *quilt top! 
 Here I am trying to take some photos of the BACK of the quilt - and we have some visiting ORBS
 love all the cool orbs in these photos. . .   Yes I cleaned my lens afterwards ;c) 
 And here is our completed quilt  - front views.  

 I just love the way this turned out.    It is always so lovely to meet new people and get a glimpse into their lives via their T-shirts.   <3 nbsp="" p="">
 After I was finished with this one - I felt like this -  tee hee LOL

If you are interested in having a custom T-shirt Quilt created, please contact me:
Katie Wiseman
KatiesQuiltsAndCrafts@gmail.com
Facebook.com/KatiesQuiltsAndCrafts   (price list and info here)


Tie-Dyed T-shirt Quilt

My first ever T-shirt Quilt that had ZERO white shirts!!!!   






So awesome!!  

Contact me to have your own custom T-shirt Quilt made!

Katie Wiseman
Facebook.com/KatiesQuiltsAndCrafts
KatiesQuiltsAndCrafts@gmail.com

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Finished Graduation Memory Quilt

For several years now, I've been making these quilts for a NY private school
I cut up white fabric squares and mail them to the school.
The students then fill them out with signatures and drawings.  
All the kids are so creative and I love seeing what they come up with !
The photos below are closeups of all of the squares.











Sunday, March 8, 2015

My NON Quilt projects

I've been a busy girl lately!!!
Not just with QUILTS, but with lots of other goody goodies too!. .
The following photos are projects I have finished that are not in the QUILT category ;c)

A memorial pillow made of a shirt, and an embroidered label.  
Big shout-out to my AWESOME neighbor Sandy for doing the embroidery block for me!  I don't have an embroidery machine . . yet ;c)   

In a last-minute Mommy Panic, I realized I didn't have a SINGLE valentines day outfit for my daughter!  
So I took this outfit that was too big for her last summer, and altered it.    
I made a patch with a big "M" for Mira, and FMQ'd or free-hand embroidered it with funky thread.
I lightly basted the heart patch over the OLD logo so that I could remove it later if I wanted to.
But I'm not sure if that will ever happen ;c) 

Here's my sweet girl modeling her outfit.  


Okay, ALSO. .  I am TOTALLY OBSESSED with this :  
It's a Free dress pattern from "The Cottage Mama"
It's free simply by joining her mailing list or FACEBOOK group!
It's so versatile and very easy and user friendly!
I have made SIX dresses total in the very short time since I have found this pattern ;c)

Below is the very first dress I made using this pattern.  I just pulled scraps from my stash for "practice."   Look how ADORABLE???  I of course, was hooked! 


 And here is the "practice" dress featuring my model ;c) 

After so much success with the practice piece, I decided to make another one.   
I went to Joanns  to find fabric with the intention of trying to recreate THIS dress.
They had a new line of fabrics called "in the navy". . .
Doesn't she look so beautiful in that pale blue fabric??    It matches her eyes perfectly!
And do you see her looking at herself in the mirror??  Boyyyy she thinks she looks CUTE! hahaha


You would think after 2 dresses in a row I would have had enough. . . but nOOOOOOOOO  LOl
My friend just had a new baby girl, and she also has a 2 year old!
Usually I make new babies a quilt, but how cute would matching dresses be??

Front? 
 Back? 

 And since these were in different sizes, quite a bit larger and quite a bit smaller, I decided to once again make a "practice" run.    So I found these fabrics in my stash - This pink floral with black accents.   This was my practice run and the above fabrics I picked out specifically for the dresses.   I like them both, but couldnt' decide which one to give the new momma.   So I let her choose.  Guess which one she chose??  hahaha.    I guess I need to do MORE "practice" stuff hahah






Ps, I can make one of these dresses for You in size 6month to size 10 
Total =  $50 which includes materials.  
(Taxes and Fees may apply)  

Shoot me an email (KatiesQuiltsandCrafts@gmail.com)
I can send you a paypal invoice 
or, 
I can set up a custom listing on etsy.
Both options offer buyer protection.  


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Irish Baby Quilt


My sister requested that I make an irish-themed baby quilt for her dear friends who are Irish and expecting their first child soon.   

She decided that we should use the Irish Flag AND shamrocks in the final quilt.   But I didn't like the Irish flag , and couldn't find a good place to put it, so instead I used the colors from the Irish Flag and cut out shamrocks and put them around the inside borders of the quilt.  

The best thing about this quilt was the fun text around the borders.  We used the first 4 lines from "The Old Irish Blessing"   I have made a tutorial on how to quilt text on dark fabric to use in your quilt and it can be found ON THIS BLOG POST.    A video tutorial is included.  


For the back of the quilt, I used strips of fabric from the front, and a leprauchan-doggie fabric ;c)  
I also made this cute label with fabric markers!  

Here is the finished project!
 I did an echo stitch around the text, and did a funky fun shamrock echo in each of the 4 corners.
 For the center I did a thick zigzag stitch outline around the appliqued name "Keelan"

Oh, and sometimes when I am stuck on a project, I will ask my MOTHER if she has any suggestions.  And the things she comes up with are SO random and "out there" it's comical!  For this project, she suggested that I put "white fluffy sheep" on the quilt.   Which is not such a crazy idea. . but we had shamrocks and flags. .. the sheep were just from her head!
So, to be funny, I decided to make a little stuffed sheep and I shipped it to my sister with the quilt to surprise her!  ;c)