Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Potholders and Lanyards


That's what I did today.

I made two potholders from scraps.

Then, I went on to make 6 patchwork Lanyards.
I used leftover black and red fabric.
I love these.
My daughter has already grabbed one of these for herself.
The rest are being donated.

I hope you like them.


Monday, January 30, 2012

And then there were four.....

The other day, I showed you one mug rug made
 with left over hst's from this quilt.
Well, I had enough hst's to make three more.
So, that's what I did today.
Now I have a matching set of four.
Here's a view of the back of the four mug rugs.
I just had enough of the green Frolic fabric for the back.

Like I mentioned the other day,
these are being donated to my local guild for their boutique.

I had fun making these.
All the fabric came from my stash.
Love that.

I hope you had a nice day.


Friday, January 27, 2012

2 mug rugs

So, today I didn't feel very well.
I stayed home from work and rested most of the day.
This evening I started feeling better.
I decided to make two more mug rugs.
These two were made out of fabric that was already pieced from an older project.
So, they didn't take very long to make.

Here they are:
This one used leftovers of this quilt.

And this mug rug used leftovers of this quilt.

I'm donating these to mu Guild for the Boutique Shop at our Quilt Show in June.
I've been making some little projects with my scraps.
It's fun to do.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Small completed projects!!

Some days all I want to sew are little things that I can finish in a few hours.
Today was one of those days.

I made a mug rug with selvages and scraps.
This was my first project today.
It was fun to make.

Then, I got a bunch of amazing mail.
The UPS man came first.
I hadn't bought a die in a while.
But I had all these points accumulated on the Accuquilt site.
So, I decided to order the GO! Heather Feather #2 die.
I don't usually buy applique dies.
But, I'm really glad I bought this one.

I worked on a few small projects using this die.

I finished one of them today.
This little art quilt was made using the leftover scraps from one of the fabric I cut with the die.

It's a little butterfly quilt.
Do you like it???
It's 8 X 10 inches.

I really love this die.
I will be showing more small projects with this die soon.

Then, the mail man came, and I received two packages.
These two packages are winnings from the Quilting Gallery's giveaway day.

The big package I received from Contemporary Cloth Fabric Shop.
Look at all my winnings.
It's like winning the lottery for a quilter to win so much fabric.
Thank you so much!!!!

Then, I won some beautiful dupioni silk from Cheryl Lynch Quilts.
She sent me 3 fat quarters and some interfacing to make a project.
Thank you so much Cheryl.
I can't wait to try using these silks.

So, I've had a pretty good day.

I hope you did too!


Saturday, January 21, 2012

A wonderful gift.....

I received a wonderful gift in the mail yesterday.

Ann from "A Good Yarn", sent me a wonderful gift.

Look at that beautiful angel ornament.
In my favourite colours too.
And the little pattern and card are just gorgeous!!!

I was totally surprised and did not expect it.
Thank you so much Ann!!!
You are so sweet!!!

I've been doing some sewing the last two days,
but unfortunately, I can't share it with you yet.

I'm joining in 
Sew Cal Gal's "GO! Ahead and Show a Little Love" 
Accuquilt Blog Hop
It starts on Feb. 13th and goes to Feb. 18th.
I share my tutorial on the first day.
I didn't want to wait until the last minute to get my project done.
So, that's what I've been doing.
Here's a little sneak peak of my work.

Here is the list of participants.
You won't want to miss this one!!!
February 13th

February 14th

February 15th

February 16th
February 17th
February 18th

Well, I hope you are all well.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

21 blocks....

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.
I've been working on my Rocky Road to Kansas Quilt.
At first it was going to be a lap quilt made up of twelve blocks.
But, as I kept looking at my huge scrap pile,
I though to myself.....
why don't I just keep making these blocks until I have enough for a queen size bed quilt.
I certainly have enough scraps available.
I have 21 blocks completed.
I had to buy a different background fabric because I didn't have enough of the original.
When I went to buy more they didn't have any left.
So I bought some of a similar colour.
I think I will use a few different background fabrics to add some interest.
Well, I hope you all have a great day.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I got some blocks done...

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all doing well.
Today is a day off for me.
So, I did a bit of sewing.
I have not been feeling very well.
So, it's a good thing I was able to stay home.
I finished five out of the six blocks I was working on for my Rocky Road to Kansas quilt.
I have eleven done all together.
I was hoping to get all twelve done today.
But, I think I've reached my limit.
I'm going to rest now.
I hope you like them.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Using up my scraps...

Today, I decided to work on one of my oldest UFO's,
my "Rocky Road to Kansas Quilt".
I used the paper piecing technique to make the scrappy triangles.
I have enough triangles sewn to make six more blocks.
I already had 6 blocks made.
Once I get my backing fabric, and small triangles cut, I will put them together.
That will give me twelve blocks.
I'm just going to keep sewing these blocks and using up my scraps.
I have way too many scraps.
I also made three little 3 inch house blocks.
The block on the right is done backwards.
I'm going to use that one by itself in a little project.
That one was sewn by hand.
The other two were paper pieced.
I'm following along with the quilt-along at 
The instructions are all on the blog.
I don't know if I will make all the 366 house blocks.
But I'll make some as I feel like it, then put them together.

I hope you are all well.
I have to work the next few days.