Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Quilts

I had a great time this weekend making this tree quilt.
It is a great tutorial on Gundrun's World Blog.
It was for the Cross Country Christmas Designer
Blog Hop. They feature a different designer
each day with a free pattern.

Here is a closeup. It is a quilt as you go.
It was so easy and fast...after you sew
the pieces together on the batting and
backing it is done but for the binding!

I made this snowmen quilt a few years ago but
still enjoy putting it out each year. It goes in
the room with my snowman collection.
I'm getting excited to start decorating this
year. So I will be getting it all out in the next
day or two.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Weekend Finishes and I Won Again!

I finished some pillows this week end...
these are pillow squares I made from
one of Nancy Halverson's Heart to Art book.
The squares are buttoned on so you
can change the pillows with the seasons.

I finished this x-stitch and made a pillow from
it. I love samplers. It is a freebie from Brenda
at Country Stitches. Check out her blog
for awesome samplers and patterns...
With thy Needle & Thread.
This isn't new but I thought I would show it...
just to keep in the season. My crazy pumpkin!

This is my wool pillow I made last year.
I think it was a pattern in Create and Decorate.

Now for the great news! I won another blog giveaway!
I can't believe it! Isn't the blog world just great?
I won embroidered handkerchiefs from Sherry
the LadyShuttleMaker.
Go to her blog..she makes awesome tatting shuttles
and great tatting, plus she has instructions on how
to do it. Thanks again, Sherry.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Finally Finished Quilt and Belated Thank You

I have been so busy finishing my quilt that
I can hardly believe I let two weeks go by!
I did this quilt for a contest with Better Homes
and Gardens.

I scattered circles on the blue and green squares
and blanket stitched around them. I tried big
stitch quilting with floss in circles to match the
size of the circles. It was harder than I thought
to control the larger stitch length. But I
liked the way the back looks with all the circles.
I had left over circles and made two pillows
to match....

Now for an apology...I never got around
around to showing my cute Halloween gourd
that I won from Lynda at
Haunted Swamp Designs... Isn't it too cute!?

Thanks so much!