Monday, January 30, 2012

Things completed this week

1.  Snow Heart Wallhanging/Lap quilt quilted and bound.

2.  Spicy Spiral Table Runner completed.  Did minimal quilting in order to not detract from the design.  Still needs to be pressed.

3.  Got 3 of the 4 corner blocks done for Mimi's Bloomers.  The 4th one is glue basted and I just started to hand applique this morning.

4.  Got tired of the Mystery Quilt hanging around so went online and sure enough found the entire pattern so got my quilt top done.  Will show picture after it is quilted and bound.

5.  Played around and got 1 block appliqued for the "Be Attitudes" quilt/wallhanging.

6.  Finished digitizing the ABC Quilt blocks.  Did the stitch outs for the motif filled ones which will be listed on my Etsy Store sometime today.  Still need to to the stitch outs for the applique version.

As usual been pretty busy.  Oh btw can you tell that I don't sleep much anymore.  Instead of laying there and tossing and turning I just get up and do some quiet type of craft until a decent hour.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Almost at 50 followers

Spread the word to your friends and family.  If we reach 50 followers by Tuesday I will random for 2 pattern giveaways.  Both will receive my Saint Patrick's Day Wall Hanging epattern.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What I am currently working on.

1.  Got my Snow Hearts (picture last week) quilted hope to do the binding today.
2.  Got 2 of my corner blocks done for Mimi's Bloomers, still working on the center block.
3.  Haven't touched my Witches in Stitches Bootique all week :(
4.  Working on a Spicy Sprial Table Runner (pattern from School House Quilts) am doing mine all in shades of blue and white.  Will post a picture hopefully on Monday.

Well those are the main four. Hope to have 2 of these done by Monday.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Am interested in my followers interests.

Tell me a little about your craft selves.  What crafts do you do?

I do quilting, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, cross stitch, crochet, knitting, digitizing and lately some design of applique quilting.

Monday, January 16, 2012


In celebration of my own design Saint Patrick's Day Wall Hanging being finished as shown below.  I will give 1 pattern away for every 25 members I have on January 31, 2012.

To be eligible to win you must be a follower using Google Friend Connect and make a comment on THIS thread.  To become a follower click the "join this site" button under where is says followers on the right hand sidebar.

The pattern(s) will be sent as a zip file no hard copies will be sent out.  I will random for the winners on Feb. 1, 2012 and will then notify the winners via email with the zip file attached as well as posting the user names of the winners here on my blog.

The pattern will be available on my Etsy Store on Feb. 1, 2012.

Items finished this last week

Or at least mainly finished.:)

My Snow Hearts (pattern was a BoM from )

 As you can see I need to finish the quilting then bind it.

Next is still a WiP  the picture shows some of the applique pieces that I have prepared for my Mimi's Bloomers Quilt.

Spent most of my time working on this project.  Have the leaves and flower petals all ready to starch and press as well.

Last but definitely not least.  My own design.  Saint Patrick's Day Wall Hanging

There are words in the Shamrock.  We opted for subtlety in the stitching.  Between that and our camera the words "Happy Saint Patrick's Day" do not show up in the picture.

So over all a productive week.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Question of the week

I will hopefully be asking a question each Friday.  Please respond and see what everyone else thinks as well.

This weeks question.

What is your favorite applique method and why?

I am fairly new to applique and have been trying out different methods.  So far have tried invisible applique by machine, starch and iron technique.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Currently am working on

1.  St. Patrick's Day wall hanging of my own design.
2.  Snow Hearts top is done is awaiting sandwiching, quilting then binding.
3.  Mimi's Bloomers - got all the pieces cut for the center block need to do the prep then applique.
4.  Downloaded my February Angel need to copy it onto the fabric then embroidery.
5.  Working on block 6 of the "Witches in Stitches Boo tique".
6.  Just now finished cutting the pieces for the last 3D BoM.

Those are the main 6 at the moment.  Always have several projects on the go.  Will put up some pictures as I finish the projects.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Freebie

For those that like embroidery these are just so cute and to my knowledge in the public domain.