Category Archives: Seasons

Day Five…

…in the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop!
and today I get to show you some
of my fall blocks °Ü°
I’ll start with these two little blocks…
I was in one of my LQSs the other day
and just kept looking at this
fun, bright fabric,
so finally, I had to bring it home
with me and make these Funky Fall Blocks
I then put them together and made this runner
That day, I also found the fabric I used
to make these fun little owls
using my Drunkard’s Path GO! dies
I had so much fun with this Wise Little Guys block,
especially when it came time for their little eyes!
When I started thinking about what to
make for this hop,
I kept thinking about my favorite things
around this time of year,
and candy corn just kept coming to mind…
so I had to make me a Candy Corn Flower Block
 And to Celebrate the Color of Fall
I made this block…. love the little pear fabric 
 I think I need to make a few more things with
this fabric, don’t you think?
This block with it’s Gold Leaves
is made with another GO! die
in my stash…
Now this Pumpkins on the Fence Block
is not exactly “hop” block size,
but I definitely had to show it to you…
They’re supposed to be pumpkins….
my bright fabric choices remind me of bell peppers, he he!
Don’t you agree??? LOL!
My sweet friend Katherine helped us make this little quilt
at one of our Guild meetings.
And this Three Little Pumpkins runner
 started out with this block… 
 forgot to take pictures before I put it together….
And that binding was a bear,
but worth the trouble.
Are you loving all these Blog Hops?
Thank you Mdm Samm for making them possible
and cheering us on!!!
Now… do you remember this quilt?
Would you like the pattern?
In appreciation for you stopping by to
see all my little blocks,
I’m giving away one of my Autumn Bliss patterns
to two of my sweet visitors.
To enter, leave a comment
telling me what you love most about fall.
I will choose the winners next
Tuesday, Oct. 9.
°Ü°
Please visit the other bloggers
participating today, Friday 5

                                                                 Hugs,

It’s all about Christmas

And today is my day in the awesome Think Christmas Blog Hop
hosted by Lesley at The Cuddle Quilter
and Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt 
Thank you both for this fun and inspiring hop!
I hope you’ll enjoy some of my little creations *Ü*
To start, I’ll show you my new Christmas dress…
and shoes…. 
don’t you think every girl needs a new dress for the holidays!
This little snowman just had to be the center of attention
No way I could cut him up!
Can you see the little trees in the corners?
And my little ornaments were also inspired by the fabric
to show off the cute little elves
This little angel was designed by Erin
I love all the embroidery detail
I fell in love with this clever little snowman block
designed by Shelly over at Prairie Moon Quilts
sooooo cute – it’s one of my favorites!
And the little Yo-Yo Snowmen was a project with one of my guilds
not exactly Christmas red & green, lol
I even used metallic multicolor thread to stitch the appliques!
I found this little place mat tut over at Moda Bake Shop
now I just need to make enough for the rest of the table…
And how about those wonky stars?
Have you made one yet?
They are addictive…
yeah, I’ve made several of these!!!..
Perfect for a little mug rug
Or a table runner…
So last year, I was part of a Christmas blog hop hosted by SewCalGal
and I wrote a tutorial for this Red & White Tree…
Well, a mayor quilting distributor inquired about it
and now I’m selling the patterns for the tree and this wreath!
Here it is in blue…
my sweet hubby’s favorite!
I’ve already sewn the tree 6 times!!!
yeah, I don’t think I’ll be making that one again, lol…
So….
would you like to make the tree?
or the wreath?

I am giving away a pattern to two of you!
To enter, leave a comment telling me about your favorite Christmas tradition
and which pattern you would like.
You have until Sunday night to enter!
Don’t forget to visit these awesome blogs in today’s hop
*Ü*
Thanks for visiting and happy hopping!
                                                 

Catching up…

I’ve been away for a while, but have a few things to show you.
First, I want to remind you to visit the blogs on the
Today’s bloggers have some beautiful blocks to share
as well as some awesome give-a-ways!
Check out the July 30 eye candy at:

I will be joining the fun this Wednesday, August 1st,
so come back and see what I’ve been working on!
*Ü*

I received another wonky circle block
from Wonky Bee friend Leah…

…only one more to go and I’ll be putting this baby together!
-can’t wait…

*Ü*

In June, I joined Bea’s Pincushion Swap 2012…


…have I told you how much I enjoy swaps? he he!
This is the pincushion Turid made for me
Isn’t it cute? I love it!
So I’ve decided I need to save a few of my selvages
to make something one of these days.
I made this for my July swap-partner Bea
She loves owls and little houses
and I found this tut for the little house
at Riley Blake Designs blog

…made her a little owl pin – couldn’t resist!
*Ü*
Thanks for stopping by!
I better get busy and finish some of those blocks
I want to show you on Wednesday.
Hugs,
                      

It’s all Red White & Blue

And today I’m so happy to be part of the
Red White & Blue Blog Hop
hosted by Jane over at Jane’s Fabrics

Jane, thanks for hosting this fabulous Hop!
and thank you Madame Samm for the awesome cheers
at Sew We Quilt!
This color combination was a bit of a challenge for me…
I loved working with the reds and whites,
but the dark blues,
well, they were a bit harder!!!
…. and guess what, I really had a great time!
I actually came up with seven blocks,
but ran out of time…
…so here’s we go…
This is the first block I made – the background is paper pieced
and the eagle is a raw-edge applique
Next, I paper pieced this little airplane
and just had to add the little flag button
to the wing  *Ü*
While playing with ideas,
all I could think about was pinwheels,
so this was my first attempt…
 …then I got a little more creative
and decided my pinwheels needed to be 3-D
Only challenge here was hand stitching the fireworks with metallic thread,
but I think it was worth the trouble. 
This one turned out to be my favorite of all!
Would you like to make the little wagon with the pinwheels block?
I made the pattern and a little fabric kit to give to one of you…
all you have to do is leave me a comment
telling me what your favorite dessert is!
Enter by Sunday, July 15
I’ll announce a winner on the 16
Thanks for visiting!
Check out these wonderful blogs in today’s hop!
Happy hopping,
                    

Another new project…

…couldn’t resist!!!
It’s a Christmas one….
and I just love anything Christmas,
so of course, I had to make it~ Ü
This time, I turned all the edges using my favorite method:
starch and freezer paper…
it gives you perfect edges
and now I’m stitching it down by machine
Here’s a close up of the edges
It will be embellished with buttons and beads once it’s quilted.
* Ü *
Tuesday, I took a class at one of my LQS 
and made this fun purse with Amy Butler fabrics I had in my stash!
Super easy and fast
Pattern is Juliet by Me and My Sister
I will  definitely make a few more…
I’d forgotten how much I enjoy making purses, lol!
                      ~Cherry