Monday, December 8, 2014

Where Does the Time Go?

I told you about the UFO activity our local quilt guild in a previous post.  I have four Christmas quilt kits on that list, and now I’ve finished three of them.  Yay!!  This was one of them that I showed you before-


The corners cut off the tree flying geese units were saved and sewn together to make half square triangles.  I used those scraps and some others to make this little table runner for my foyer.


I LOVE it when leftovers come together so perfectly…


and fill an empty space so well!!


The third UFO quilt is a gift, so I can’t post pictures of it until after it’s been given!!


I also made this cool little sewing organizer.


It’s called The Beatle Bag from Abbey Lane quilts.


I’ve not filled it yet with sewing thread, scissors, needles, etc…


And, I needed a quilt for the hall wall hanger for the Christmas season.


I used bits and pieces from Nancy Halvorsen’s book- “Christmas Favorites” to create my own Santa wall quilt!


I used only stash to make this, which really makes me happy!!


And I especially LOVE the curly print I used for the beard and mustache!!  I quilted on the curly lines and it looks GREAT!!


I’m thinking I finally have all the Christmas decorations I need for our new home!  YAY!


So, are you super busy getting gifts made/bought for family and friends?


Yogi is really excited about the holiday season!!  LOL!!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Cottonheaded Ninnymuggins!

OK, so if you don’t know the phrase above, you need to watch the movie “Elf”!!  I just named my last quilt “Don’t Be a Cottonheaded Ninnymuggins!”


I finished the second of four Christmas quilt kit UFO’s!!  Two down, two more to go!


This kit uses all Mary Engelbreit fabrics with an adorable center panel surrounded by pieced borders!


It was fun to make, and relatively fast, too!


I used an all-over green Christmas tree print for the backing and found a cut elf label!  Yay!


Two UFO’s down, two more to go!


I forgot to show you a little wall hanging I made in October for a guild challenge to use a bird applique cut out using a die from the Accuquilt GO! our guild recently bought in a quilted project.


My master bathroom has several birds on wall art, so I made this wall hanging for that room.  I used one bird shape cut with the GO! and then free hand cut a few other birds, as well as branches and leaves.


I love the Martha Negley oranges fabric I used for the border!  I grew up in Florida with lots of citrus trees in my back yard, which were often filled with singing birds!!   I named this quilt “Choir Practice”!


I always decorate our home for Christmas beginning the day after Thanksgiving!  I had my sons bring up the tubs of decor from the basement tonight before they left to go back to their apartments, so time to put away my fall decor for another year, and get busy putting out the Christmas stuff!!


So, what are you all up to this weekend?


It’s Turkey Day!!

westie turkey day

Hoping you all have a marvelous Thanksgiving Day with family and friends!!