Saturday, August 30, 2014

Winter’s A-Coming…in more ways than one!

I’m down to the crunch with ‘Snowy Days’ by Heart to Hand.  It’s sandwiched and pinned, the audio book is playing, so you will find me  busy hand quilting it together!

The background fabric is wool so I opted for no batting.  Instead I found a nice thick black flannel for the backing…leftovers from another wool quilt!  This means that I don’t have to do a lot of hand quilting as there is no batting to hold in place.  Yeah!

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I’m hoping another day’s work and this puppy will be ready for the binding…certainly ready before the snow flies!!

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News for those quilters participating in the WINTER SOLSTICE SEW ALONG….

OMGosh…today is August 30 and YOU know what THAT means… TOMORROW is ‘Winter Solstice’ SHOW AND TELL time!  Those quilters who are working on the ‘Winter Solstice’ Sew A-Long Quilt need to show and tell what they have been working on…(your homework was to complete the wee houses and stars by the last day of the month…remember? :o)  I think I just heard a wave of “Holy Crap” coming from Blogland?  Yup…I know, August went by in a blink of the eye…!

But having said that, pictures are coming in fast and plentiful, SEW stay tuned for tons of highlights!  If you have a blog and are participating, please let me know so that I can provide a link to your blog in my post…WE WANT TO SEE what you have been up to!!  If you didn’t get your ‘homework’ done, then not to worry…there is always September…October…November!  It’s ALL good!

Have a super Saturday and Happy Stitching!~P

Friday, August 29, 2014

It’s TWINS!!

Remember this quilt?  I made it earlier this year and I loved it!  It was fast and easy and dang, stinking cute!

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I need to make two more baby quilts…this time for TWINS!!  The parents found out that the twins are a boy and a girl early on, so I have had plenty of time to thinking about these quilts!  I love the planning ‘stage’ of quilt building…but I keep coming BACK to this quilt!

I want one quilt to be pink and one to be blue…but I also want them to have a common fabric to tie the two quilts together…they ARE after all TWINS!!

SEW this is what I came up with…think two hexie quilts similar to the quilt I made for little Arthur…In my stash I knew I had this yummy baby fabric…I believe it’s Bunny Hill Fabric from a few years ago…

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Pink and browns for the girl…

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And blue and browns for the boy…

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I set to work…First step was making the paper hexagon templates…I used old file folders and my paper rotary cutters…

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I put a stack on the middle size hexie of the GO! cutter and..

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whacked away until…

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I had a nice stack of cardboard templates!  YEAH!

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Mix the templates in a bag with the fabric, templates, needle and thread…give the bag a shake and take it with you wherever you go and Presto!  The hexies will be ready before you know it!  Like magic!

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Stay tuned…Houdini had nothing over a quilter on a mission!!


Have a FUN Friday and happy stitching!~P

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Feeling a little like Alice…

This morning while trying to find a specific FREE PATTERN…this one to be exact (found on Faeries and Fibres Blog)…

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I stumble onto another BLOG that made me feel a little like Alice in Wonderland falling through that magical rabbit hole!  Oh the sights…OHHHHH the FREE PATTERNS!!

You have GOT TO GO!  Be warn it’s quite the ‘trip’! 
There was a RAINBOW of FREE Patterns and no witch to be seen!!  GO HERE and have FUN…but remember to find your way back and then get stitching! 

You’re off to see the Wizard the wonderful Wizard of Oz…~P

PS…You can find the ‘Baskets and Nine Patch Pattern’ by Karen H. HERE!!  Thank YOU, Karen H.!!