Monday Personal Post

On Monday’s I’ve decided to post a personal sewing project that I’ve done.  This is just for fun and something light.

These are microwave bowls.  Sounds simple enough.  They are used to hold a bowl of soup or chili or whatever, then put it in the microwave to heat up, and when it’s done, pull it out and you can hold it by the fabric bowl.  Now how awesome is that?!  You don’t burn your fingers and you can hold it while you eat.

On a side note, you can use them to hold a bowl of ice cream and not freeze your hand. How fun is that?

And did I mention they are reversible as well as machine washable and dryable? Totally fun!

A Much Loved Log Cabin Quilt

Many, many years ago I made my niece, Alissa, a log cabin quilt.  She used and loved this quilt until there wasn’t much left of it. Literally.  I won’t post a picture of that because it’s almost heartbreaking.  She gave this quilt back to me in hopes that I can do something with it.

It just so happens that I did something with that tattered quilt.

She just got married last month and for her bridal shower present I presented her with this unique gift.  I found three different picture frames (from Goodwill) and painted and stained them to give them a worn look.  I cut out three reasonably good pieces of the quilt and put them in the frames.  This is a wonderful way to remember that beloved quilt.  (sorry about the light glare on the center frame)

 

I’m hoping she’ll love them for many years to come.

 

 

For the love of a Quilt Label

My friend, Jill, came to visit a couple weeks ago and naturally we talked about quilts.  It turns out she has several quilts, some handed down from her family and some she purchased at estate auctions. Guess what? None of them has a label!  Oh this cannot go on!  We pulled out my label making box and we made labels, lots of labels.

quilt labels made by Jill

Now that was fun!  I sent her home with a Ziploc baggie of labels and now as she puts each quilt back in her closet (each inside a pillowcase) she will sew a label on each one.

Every quilt deserves a label no matter if you made it, your grandma made it, or you purchased it at an auction or garage sale. Most of the ones above were made from a printed panel that you simple cut apart or you can make your very own.  Who made it? Who is it made for? Occasion? Year? Because, who knows where this quilt will end up in 20, 30, or 40 years from now?  Every quilt has a story to tell – so tell it.