Wednesday, November 30, 2016


I decided to cut into my Night Fall fabric by Maureen Cracknell and make a patchwork stocking.  
I pulled at this cute pattern for a wall hanging with pockets to put Christmas Cards into.
I cut out some of the birds for it.
And then a few more.  Will I finish these all up before Christmas?  I'm not sure but they are fun for a start.
So at least the projects are started so I am linking up with

Friday, November 25, 2016


They are done.  These guys have been on my to-do list for a couple years now.  I finally managed to pull fabric and pattern out of the closet and make them.  Love it when a plan and finish come together.  
Hope your Christmas crafts are coming together.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


I pulled a pile of scraps out of my baskets and shelves of my quilting studio and sliced off some 3 inch strips in various lengths depending on how much scrap there was to cut.  I do not need another runner.  This one will be for my youngest daughter, as she washes them to death having three boys ages 13, 10, and 8.  I guess meals can be a bit wearing on table runners at her house.  
This table runner picture done by Maureen Cracknell was my inspiration.  Not an exact match, but I thought I did a pretty good job of using up some scrap fabric that came to a reasonable and pleasing runner.
  While digging around for scraps I also found these blocks ready to go.  Where they end up given this rather long skinny runner I have no idea, but it is a cute item and it finished off a who bunch of scrap items.  
So I am linking up if for no other reason than to encourage those with tons of scraps to do something with them.  

Friday, November 18, 2016


My very best friend Brooke on Silly Mama Quilts mentioned in an E-mail earlier this week that Christmas stockings might be on her quilting agenda.  By the way Brooke is doing a new class in the next week or so on SkillShare featuring a Christmas mini quilt.  I have had fabric and pattern in my studio for at least a couple years that needed to be turned into Christmas socks for me husband and my self.  Her comment got me moving.  So yesterday I was able to finish up the first of the two.  
This is a picture of the pattern The Vintage Spool by Verna Mosquera.  I still have to purchase the ribbon and some sort of Christmas decor for it.  But at least mine is done.  

So here is the selection of fabric for hubby's sock.  
And at least the front of the sock is cut out and a reveal of the cuff.  I'll have to find some more manly ribbon and Christmas decor.  But I think the two are going to come out just perfect for a mantel decoration and maybe a couple of fun stocking stuffers.
This is not a complete finish but I promised they will be done by Christmas so I am linking up with

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


I finished it!  Pulling this pattern out at the last minute was a bit stressful to try to get it done before Christmas was upon me.  But, here it is.  
  I also pulled out this long ago made wall quilt to add to the pumpkin fun.  It is still a favorite of mine.
So I am linking up with 

Friday, November 11, 2016


Way back in January of this year I began a Bloc of the Month with Craftsy.  You can see on my featured post that by March I had it completed up to the appliquéd section.  Once I got the appliqués complete I determined that this quilt was getting pretty big.  So I stopped the process with a small and larger border instead of a rather time consuming pieced border that was next on the monthly schedule.  
A year long finish so I am linking up with

Friday, November 4, 2016


Don't you just hate it when you find the perfect pattern for  the season, only it is probably too late to get it done in time.  My friend Brooke at Silly Mama Quilts sent me this Pumpkins by Cluck Cluck Sew, designed by Allison R. Harris pattern.  I set it down on the counter in my studio but only yesterday morning picked it up again.  Why or why did I not start this sooner?  
Well I hustled and got these five done with one more to go.  If I slave away I might just get it done by next week and can hang it up in the entry for a couple weeks at least until after Thanksgiving, and then I have to move on to Christmas.
Its not completely done, but at least these five are and they are really cute.  So I am linking up with

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


At a recent quilt show I purchased a new magnetic quilt hanging system.  I am now able to hang some wall hangings in our entry.  It will also allow me to hang several different sizes, and no holes in the wall.  I made this wall hanging a couple years ago and it is a favorite of mine for this time of year.
I especially like how I quilted it.  
My geese are done as well, so they replaced the leaves at the end of my hallway.  Hmmm I am thinking geese might be a great fall hanging if I did them in more orange, red, or brown fabrics.  Something to think about.  
 I tried a bit of a different quilting pattern as well for these geese.  As I am not skilled in free motion, I rely a good deal on trying out different quilting that can be done with my walking foot instead.  
My very best pal Brooke at Silly Mama Quilts  clued me into a new book by Jacquie Gering called Walk.  Brooke came back from Fall Market in Houston with all sort wonderful ideas.  Be sure to take a look at her post about all that fun goings there.  She also has a new video class on Skillshare.  
Since I have accomplished a bit these last few days I am linking up with.