Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Red, White, and Blue and Star Trek

I finished up a little red, white, and blue table runner tonight since tomorrow is July 1st.
This simple design is from a Scrappy nine patch pattern by Sherri at a Quilting Life --(you can find the tutorial here).

 July 1st is also my coworker's birthday.  He builds model ships, organizes the yearly Christmas party and makes beautiful cross stitched gifts (among other things.)
I thought I'd make a Needle Book for him for his birthday.  He loves Star Trek and as I was wondering about buying a piece of Star Trek fabric...

 I remembered the freezer paper method of printing from your printer onto fabric.  
So I made my own Star Trek fabric!  I printed out the words Star Trek, Captain Nimoy for the front...
Live Long and Prosper and a drawing of the USS Enterprise (for the inside back cover pocket)...
  And this Star fleet Command for the back.  I can't wait to give it to Dave!

If you want to try out printing on fabric you can find many tutorials online and it's so easy you just cut out some fabric and iron it onto the shiny side of the freezer paper and then it feeds into your printer and prints whatever you want and then you just peel the freezer paper away!  I got my freezer paper at Walmart in the paper napkins, baggies, paper plates, etc. isle.
For inside the front cover -- a birthday cake drawn with micron and sharpie markers and embellished with some Star Trek insignia.

HAPPY JULY AND THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!!!

7 comments:

Beatrice said...

Hello, I found you thanks to Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish It Up Friday.
Great blog! And lots of inspiration! Love the freezer paper printing accent on the needle book.
Could you tell me what pattern you use to make the needle books? I spotted a couple more elsewhere on your blog and am intrigued because they have a pocket! Thank you.

Elaine said...

Love your idea of printing on fabric. I printed some old family photos onto fabric and made a crazy quilt embroidery, that worked well too!

Donna Wirthlin said...

This is awesome! I love the Star Trek fabric and the table runner!

legato1958 said...

What a perfect gift! I love how you customized it with your printing extras!

Susie

venividivicky said...

you made some lovely projects. Wishing you a happy 4th of July from Germany =)

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Visiting from Crazy Mom Quilts. How clever, your co-worker is going to be thrilled.

Elaine said...

FUN!!! I love red, white and blue. My needle book is still not full I'd love to see more of your pages!