You probably thought a remake was either a quilt or a piece of furniture, not so, it is a tray.
I purchased this tray about ten years ago, and have truly loved it, if you can love an object so.
Well...apparently, my grandson loved it to because when he was able to stand he started picking at the bottom as you see here.
I was telling my husband that I would probably have to throw it out and he suggested that I do something with the bottom.
I kept my eye out for a large piece of cardboard (actually two large pieces) which I came into possession of last week. Then today as I was looking for a quilt top, (which I found four that need to be quilted...sigh)...I came across two table runners that were never finished.
There you have it.
I cut out the cardboard,
Cut out some batting,
glued the batting to the cardboard, then I glued the runner to the cardboard and then the second cardboard I glued over the backing to cover the raw edges (not that anyone would see it).
Now I have my tray back. I took it to my grandson and told him to not ever bother it. My husband said, good luck with that.
He usually doesn't bother anything, not even the glassware I have around the house but he loved this.
I have been lax in showing what I have been up to.
Here is a star quilt using 10" Island Batik Stacks, this line is "All a Flutter." I just love this fabric. There is enough left over from the stack to do another one.
You have seen this quilt several times on my blog.
You can find the tutorial at Diary of a quilter
If you were wondering what I was doing with all of those star block...no need to wonder any longer.
This quilt is 80" x 92", this is the one I quilted on my domestic machine since I can not get to my long arm.
Here it is on a queen size bed....you can't even see the border.
It really wasn't that hard to quilt. I just started on one side, meandering to the middle (the middle was the hardest part). Keep in mind that when you are doing a project this size you have to fluff and fluff....you don't want a drag or you get sad little lines which I confess I have some.
Once I got to the middle, I flipped the quilt around to where I was working from the middle out to the other side.
Many many moons ago, I started out quilting on my machine in the middle but I soon found out that that technique did not work for me. I start as I stated on the side and work my way to the middle and flip and work from the middle out.
To make the stars I used my Accuquilt Go cutter and the Go Qube 8", the 4 1/2" square and the half square triangles.
Truly this is the fastest and most accurate way to do half squares. The worst part of doing half squares is the squaring up when you are done sewing them. With the Accuquilt Go, there is no squaring up which makes it a breeze to make these.
Then in this quilt I used the Aurifil White 50 weight thread as you see above. Also, you can see that I am almost out.....
Just yesterday I used a different brand of thread and as I was quilting the thread kept breaking, I have to be honest with Aurifil my thread does not break. Love it!
Missouri Star Quilt Co magazine "Block", volume 5 issue 4 of 2018. I used the rhombus ruler that I also purchased from them. If you see the post below this, you will see a different version of this.
I am sure most of you know it is so much easier to post on facebook and instagram. I have been bad about posting all of the things I am doing on my blog. It is also easier to comment on those social medias. I have even noticed that people come by but don't comment. I promise you, if you come by and have a blog, I will come by your blog and comment as well.
Just as a reminder, this Awesome blog hop is going on right now. Do go by, there are a lot of giveaways and fun ideas.
Monday August 5
Leanne Parsons - The Devoted Quilter
Sherry Shish - Powered by Quilting
Tuesday August 6
Bill Locke - Studio BIll Locke
Lisa Nielsen - Lisa Lisa and the Quilt Jam
Wednesday August 7
Sandra Walker - Mmm! Quilts
Terri Vanden Bosch - Lizard Creek Quilts
Thursday August 8
Pamela Boatright - Pamela Quilts
Kathleen McCormick - Kathleen McMusing
Monday August 12
Karen Neary - Sew Karen-ly Created
Carol Moellers - Carol Moellers Designs
Tuesday August 13
Michelle Roberts - Creative Blonde
Laticia "Tish" Stemple - Tish's Adventures in Wonderland
Wednesday August 14
Anne Wiens - Sweetgrass Creative Designs
Gene Black - Gene Black
Thursday August 15
Tina D Dillard - Quilting Affection Designs
Bea Lee - Bea Quilter
Monday August 19
Joanne Hart - Unicornharts
Carla Henton - Creatin’ in the Sticks
Tuesday August 20
Connie Kauffman - Kauffman Designs
Vasudha Govindan - Storied Quilts
Wednesday August 21
Vicki Schlimmer - Vicki's Crafts and Quilting
Mania Hatziioannidi - Mania for Quilts
Thursday August 22
Gail Sheppard - Quilting Gail
Monday August 26
Maryellen McAuliffe - Mary Mack's Blog
Jennifer Strauser - Dizzy Quilter
Tuesday August 27
Connie K Campbell - Freemotion by the River
Joan Kawano - Moosestash Quilting