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.



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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!
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