Thursday, March 30, 2017
Saturday, December 3, 2016
I'm not really sure if extravaganza (def: an elaborate and spectacular production) is the exact description for this post, but it has a "ring" to it!!
Recently I went shopping on eBay for some 5" charm packs for a leader/ender project, and found not only a couple for the project but one that was perfect to tuck into a friend's birthday gift. I was a bit disappointed when the seller contacted me and said that that particular charm pack was no longer available, and wanted to know if I wanted a refund or to choose another charm pack its place. Well...of course I DIDN'T want a refund, what sane quilter doesn't purchase more than she/he needs!! So I chose "Winter's Song" by Holly Taylor for Moda.
The photo actually does not depict how lovely these fabrics really are!! (BTW - this charm pack didn't get tucked into my friend's gift - I kept it for myself!!😜😜) I've been eyeing a table topper pattern that Marie shared on her blog (her link is at the end of the post) and of course it had stars!! But I didn't stop there! I stitched up six little quilt / table toppers / mug rugs with one charm pack! I did dig in my stash for some border treatments and setting squares, but I was delighted with the results! In my view - a real "extravaganza"!!!
These measure: 12" x 18", 13" x 13", 15" x15", and 10" x 10".
This little cutie is about 6" x 9" and those hst are about the size of a dime.
This mug rug is about 10" square.
A couple of years ago, I bought several yards of Christmas themed fabric from a shop going out of business. One piece was holly on a black background and I have wondered why I got it as I don't really like black, but it was perfect for the backing for the first five quilts. And get this: it is was called "Winter Song" by Deb Strain for Moda! My favorite Christmas quilting motif is holly clusters and I went all out!
Wishing each of you a blessed, joyful Christmas season! And remember:
Be filled with wonder
Be touched by peace
Believe the Miracle!
Blessings and hugs!
Monday, November 28, 2016
Daughter Mandie pieced this beauty and I finally got it quilted and bound for her right after Thanksgiving! It is going on GS Asa's bed and I think it is perfect!
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
It's cool and drizzly outside...
A nice cup of tea in my new tea cup...
So I've stitched most of the day!! I needed a gift for a friend (she doesn't blog so I can safely share!!) and have been humming and hawing for a few days pondering what to do. I decided to make a quilt, but alas really don't know her tastes that well, so wasn't sure. I asked her favorite color (that's a safe enough question don't you think! LOL) Turquoise! I knew just the thing - a quilt from blocks I won in a quilt guild drawing, some with a hint of turquoise! Rummaged through my scraps and stash and even dipped into my daughter's stash (she loves turquoise!!) and came up with this...
There was one block that was missed sized but had some cute, cute fabrics! Perfect for a doll quilt!
And there were even two blocks left over. I want to send them to whomever can use them! They are 12 inch blocks (finished) and I will include the pattern if the recipient desires to make more! Just email me (available on my profile) with your address and I will get them in the mail to you! (First come, first served).