Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Something Wicked

Did you used to do cross stitch way back when?  I did…  like back in  the 80’s, I think?!

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I simply adore Halloween and saw this little cross stitched verse on Etsy and had to have it.

Cross Stitch Pattern - Something Wicked

Which means I had to buy the design and cross stitch it!!

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It took a few weeks working on it at bee or at night during TV and football.

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And I used some of the 2” squares I had leftover from my Wicked Bits postage stamp quilt to finish it up as a pillow!

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So, Yogi wants to know…

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what are you working on this week?

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Spooky Rows of Fun!!

At least two years ago, I bought this quilt kit from connectingthreads.com.

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I meant to make it every fall to use in October, but never did until now!

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I have bought many quilt kits over the years from Connecting Threads.

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I have always been pleased with each one.  Quality fabrics, good directions and great prices!

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Their directions are wonderful, labeling each fabric in the kit, even giving cutting layouts.

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This quilt had many fabrics and pieces,

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so I used removable drafting tape strips to label each piece as I cut them out.

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This is my first row quilt, and it was fun to work through the construction one row at a time.

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I used fusible to attach the appliquéd spider, cat and candy corn pieces, then machine blanket-stitched around them.

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I especially liked the two rows of flying geese.

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I’ve never made them with different colored fabric on the side pieces like these.  It really makes them look totally different, don’t you think?

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The directions called for hand embroidery for the spider legs, web and facial expressions on the cats, but I used the satin stitch on my machine instead.

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I did change it up a bit…

I added border strips down each side, to make it a bit wider and I also used various buttons for the pupils in all the eyes, instead of more fabric appliqué.

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I did quilt it in rows, as well, changing the thread colors as needed.

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It’s draped over a chair in the library, as I write!!  I finally put out all my Halloween decor.

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I have pumpkins outside on my front steps, porch and back patio, but still have to replace my spindly geraniums with some bright mums!!

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Autumn truly is my most favorite season!!

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It’s to be quite chilly this weekend, so hope to light up the fire pit on the patio!!  YAY!!

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Are you ready for fall in your home?  Doing something fun this glorious autumn weekend?

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Not One Whit!

That’s what I named this month’s “Schnibble” quilt.

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It is one of Carrie’s “Little Bite” patterns which is made with the smaller 2 1/2” mini charms.

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So, even though it is made of 128 flying geese units, it finishes up at a whopping 22’'” square.

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I do like the design allot and as usual, Carrie’s directions are spot-on and easy to follow.

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But, it just seems like such allot of work for such a tiny project.

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I really do like the larger sized quilts from the regular Schnibbles patterns better.

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My quilt was made with the Moda Avalon collection from Fig Tree Quilts, but the backing is from their newer collection “Honeysweet”.

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So, what are you working on this fine fall week?

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