Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Working full time is really putting a squeeze on my sewing time. I seriously need someone to pay me to stay home and sew!  I usually make a number of handmade gifts for Christmas.  Not this year.  I did manage one quick mug rug as a go along with a bought gift.  Originally, I was going to make a cute applique with the words HOT  HOT HOT and a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows.  (Still might...later)  It ended up a quick scrap job with charm squares!

(When I started I swear I ironed everything flat.  It looked straight!)

Here's a brief walk through:
1.  Take 6 charm squares and sew together.

2.  Trim about 2 3/4 inches off of the top and bottom, and sew onto the sides.
3.  Quilt as desired and trim to about 11 1/2 x 7 1/2.  Use this as a way to cut edges you don't like and square it up.  Then add a cut little button or other embellishment.

Happy Quilting

Friday, November 9, 2012

Show me your hands....

If you are like me, your children have brought home a multitude of hand print crafts from school.  I was working on a reindeer pattern and it wasn't working.  Then I came across a paper hand print reindeer that one of my kids made, and I thought....hmmmmm.

I pinned the girls down long enough to get a fresh hand outline and went to work.  It's not finished yet.  I think I want a half-square triangle border around it.

It needs a border and embellishment, but it is so cute.  The square finished up at 8 ins. and the hand is made of a suede-like fabric.  It's nice and a deer ;)

I hope to have it finished next week.

Happy Quilting

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Another winner chosen...

I never heard from our first winner, so I picked another...
C-girl helped me out by choosing
Jeanne Gwin!

Please contact me so I can mail off your awesome new seam ripper.

Happy Quilting