Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ringing in 2012

My plan in 2012 is to use my stash and not buy ANY fabric.  I can buy sewing machine needles, buttons, thread, etc.  I do have my Etsy shop and possibly might need to buy something for this or that, but hopefully use what I have.  Any one else, going on a fabric diet? 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Using The Stash

I must, must use from my stash. So I signed up for Judy L's blog (patchwork I have a little notebook ready to write down my progress. The fabric ins and outs as I cal it. Hopefully there is way more outs than ins! I have a BOM project that needs to be quilted and I plan on using the quilt as you go method. So I am on a fabric diet and I need to stick to it. Anyone else doing this?

Friday, December 23, 2011

Quilt As You Go Pinks & Pillow

The quilt is from the book Crazy Shortcut Quilts by Marguerita McManus and Sarah Raffuse.  I have had the book for awhile, just kept looking it over and over.  Finally I decided to dig in the fat quarter box (well large see through container) to find some similar fabric.  I pulled out 18, nine for the front and back each.  The quilt measures 48x48 when you are finished. The pillow was made with the leftover strips you cut off each end of the fat quarters.  I didn't use fancy stitches on the crazy quilt - just straight lines and some points, whatever came to mind.  I am so loving this method of quilting. I encourage you to give it a try.  Email me if you have any questions.  The pillow is going on my Etsy site, don't know about the quilt yet.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Winner of Casserole Carrier & Oven Mitt

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Desi said... (No Blog)
I have had a carrier on my to-make list and it keeps getting bumped to make things for my daughter :) new follower, I love black and white together. My favorite decoration is the ornament my husband and I bought on our honeymoon to Disney.
Congrats Desi - I will get an email out to you next.  Thanks all for playing.  I had a great time. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

I'm Having a Giveaway!

As part of the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop I am giving away a casserole carrier for a 9 x 9 pan plus an oven mitt.  The pan will not be included in the gift.  Carry your food in style to the next party you go to. 

To enter my giveaway, become a follower to my blog and tell me what your favorite color and holiday decorations are.  Simple right?
 I will pick a random winner on December 17th.  Thanks for playing. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I signed up for the blog hop party!

I don't know yet what I'll give away, but it should be fun.  This is sponsored by the  Over 200 bloggers have responded. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tree Skirt Made

I made a tree skirt.  I have always wanted to make one for years, but other holiday sewing got in the way.  You all know how that happens.  I took a class at the local quilt shop (Piece By Piece) and went for it.  The pattern lacks in directions, so I am extremely happy I took the class.  The teacher was very helpful with useful hints using this pattern.  The pattern is called "Snow Falling on Cedars/Tannenbaum" by
For sale in my Etsy shop $95.00