Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Making of Jerry's Quilt

Tears rolling down, sharing on Facebook, prolonging the inevitable, I cut the T-shirts last night!

Step 2 Cutting the shirts.
12.5x 12.5 Acrylic Quilter's Square


Cut the shirts using the acrylic square as a guide.  Do not be exact just cut the shirt down to size, about 14 by 14 inches.
This step was the hardest for me, everything should be downhill from here on.

T-Shirt Quilt for Jerry

    It is with a heavy heart that I have suddenly realized that summer is almost ending, and with it, the time I have to finish this project.  It seemed  that the more I prolonged getting started on this quilt, the longer it would be for Jerry to leave to college.  Even though I'm trying to stall for time, it isn't working, my son  is leaving sooner than later in a few weeks.
This is the second T-shirt quilt I make, and I wish I would have documented my first quilt better 2 years ago.  Now, without further due, here it goes, my documentation.

       The Making of Jerry's T-shirt Quilt
Step 1

Gather the t-shirts you want to use.  My quilt is going to be very big. I'm using 47 t-shirt squares.  I pulled about 60 shirts, from those I picked the best ones, trying to cover all the different activities and interests.  Some of the shirts have a front and a back that can be used.  Some shirts I didn't want to cut, like his Bi-District Champions shirt or the first football jersey he ever wore.  A quilt can be made with less shirt squares. 



This on will be spared, this title is attained every 25 years!
Maybe I'll do a shadow box with it.


Thursday, June 19, 2014

May Swap Challenge: Birds of a Feather

Lu from Inspired to Scrap organized a feather swap for the month of May. I loved my feathers!
Here is the page I created with them.

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My boys grew up so fast! I used a picture of them playing when they were babies and one recent picture of the two of them together.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Birthday Card for my Son

Here is the card I made for Jorgie.  We went to visit him this weekend and celebrated his birthday.
It seems it was just yesterday when I was planning his first birthday party! All of  a sudden he turned twenty!

I used CTMH superhero themed paper.  The 3D stickers are from Micheal's.
The card measures  about 6x8.

Here is a picture of us at the bowling alley.  I miss my baby!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Rodeo Girl Mini Album

It's finally done!  My mini album for Briegette.  I used Rodeo Girl Paper from Hobby Lobby.
The binding technique is Laura Denison's stack the deck.  I bought the country western charms at my local bead and charm store.
Here are some pictures and there is a video at the end of this post.

The box:
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Inside Back Cover Mini Album Insert with Charms

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The Video