Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

This is the quilt Mom made for Mr Karate to take with him when he went away to college. It was about the size of 10 Gizzy Quilts! But halfway through college, he got a bigger bed. Mom thought she'd have to make him another quilt, but Auntie Karate asked if there were any pieces left over. There were. So Mom made the quilt bigger. Our Thursday Thirteen continues the quilt theme that's been going on all week. (you can click the pictures to biggify.)

1. Mr Karate had to help take the quilt apart.

2. He had to cut all the ties and then gently take apart the seams around the edges.

3. You can see the extra pieces on the table beside him. Mom had to sew them into a big long strip.

4. Mom added 15" to one side of the quilt.

5. Then Mom had to iron the new, bigger quilt top.

6. Mom also had to add a piece to the middle of the backing fabric to make the quilt wider, too.

7. Mom lay the quilt top on top of the backing and trimmed the excess away.
8. Next, Mom and Mr Karate tied the layers together every four inches. Mom doesn't add filling to her quilts. We like them better that way. As you can see, Gizzy helped.
9. Mom folded the back over the raw edges of the quilt top to make a "self-binding."

10. Mom pinned everything in place.

11. Mom sewed the binding in place. 12. As you can see, Gizzy took his job as Quality Assurance Manager very seriously.

13. Mom removed the pins, and ironed the quilt. Gizzy helped.

Millie, what Auntie Karate and I are going to make for the Meezers will be bigger than Mr Karate's quilt, both before and after...

Yeah, okay, Mom, whatever you say. You guys are gonna make.....

Ah, Millie, that's a secret!

Oh yeah! A -secret- ! Sure Mom, whatever you say! *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*

16 comments:

Beezer said...

"You guys are gonna make....."

A tent!

michico*Adan said...

Wowww....this is really really big huge quilt!! And very very precious, too!

divakitty said...

It must be ginormous! Good to see Gizzy was such a great helper.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Well that was a nice little project to keep a young Mr karate busy!
We love the "bonus" pictures of Gizzy too!

Camie's Kitties said...

Those are very good pictures of making the quilt bigger. We loved getting to see Gizzy again.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Poppy Q said...

Oh I really really really liked the story about Mr Karates quilt, and that Gizzy was helping out.

It is very beautiful that nice blue one.

My mum has old flannel sheets that used to be on her bed as a girl. Maybe one day she will save her pennies and pay your mommy lots of green dollars to make her a quilt.

Anyway this is getting real exciting!! Whats your mommy making?

Poppy Q

Daisy said...

Wow, what could be bigger than Mr. Karate's after quilt? This is a puzzler...

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

That's a beautiful quilt that was made for Mr. Karate. We can't wait to see what your mom and aunt are making for The Meezers!

Parker said...

Seeing Gizzy made me smile this morning!

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Hmmm, we can't even guess what your Mom is making. Our Mom smiled when she saw Mr. Karate working on his quilt. She says she cannot image our teenage boy bean doing anything like that!

Tybalt said...

I can't wait to find out what you are making!

Oh, Gizzy was a GREAT helper! Just look how busy he was supervising. It made mommy smile to see how Mr. Karate helped with his quilt. You have a great family, Millie!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

As long as Gizzy didn't get ironed! Yikes! What a great helper!

The Meezers said...

wowza!! we appreciate all of this Millie and Millie'sMom and Roxy'sMom too!! we can't WAIT to see it!

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Millie, your Mum's quilts are amazing! So much love and work goes into each quilt.

Eric and Flynn said...

That's a lovely quilt your mum made furr Mr.Karate. We liked the way efurryone worked togevver on it.

Angus said...

This is gonna be fun! You're doin' a great job of jackin' up the anticipation factor, Millie-but your mom's quilts are so way worth it! Can't wait to see who won Churchill's quilt and how much we all raised to help him!