Sunday, November 15, 2015

Christmas is in My Heart-My Turn

Today is my turn on the "Christmas is in My Heart" blog hop. First I'd like to thank Marian of Seams to Be Sew for all her hard work putting this blog hop together. She is great to work with!
Now on to my projects. The first is a wall hanging called "Spiral Medallion" designed by Gretchen K. Hudock. I enlarged the pattern by 25%. This quilt will hang above my fireplace during the holidays.
 I designed my second project myself. It is a tiny quilt, only nine and a half inches square. I added a pretty decorative button.
 If you would like to make this project for yourself, you can download the instructions here.
Be sure to check out more projects with today's other bloggers.
Fat Shop is giving a $25.00 gift certificate to some lucky person today, all you need to do is comment on this blog or any of the others! I have had trouble adding the code to my blog but you can enter at Marian's Seams to Be Sew.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Finally October's Small Quilt

Sorry to be so late with this pattern. It has been a very busy month with three birthdays, a retreat, and a blog hop so the pattern I originally planned just didn't happen(you will get that in December). I decided to write up the pattern for the little quilt that I used for the blog hop. It is similar to the pumpkin pattern in that post but with a few changes and it's smaller. I made it for my son Matt's birthday so I called it "Matt's Halloween Quilt".
As you can see it fits a 12" x 14" table frame perfectly. When I quilted the pumpkins I felt there was not enough contrast between the pumpkins so I blanket stitched them.
Here is the link to the instructions. 
I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Happy Halloween Haunts 2015

Halloween Haunt 2015
Note: I have fixed the link on the last pattern.
Welcome to my post for Halloween Haunts 2015. Sorry to be a little late! Many thanks to Marian to organizing this hop!
For my projects I chose two birthday gifts that I made for my family. First I made  my wonderful daughter-in-law a fun little fall table stand quilt. She loves fall so the quilt reflects that. The pattern is a Debbie Mumm but I changed it to fin the frame. She loved it!
 The next project I designed and made for my oldest son. When they visited this fall his little son loved pumpkin quilts, so pumpkins it was.
And without all the staging.
I have a few patterns in my giveaway projects that you might enjoy making.

These can be found in the tabs at the top of the page under Free Block of the Month 2012. 
This pattern can be found here
Please be sure to visit the other blogs today!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September's Mini

Just in under the wire, here's September's Mini. I was wondering what to do for September when I received an email asking if there is a pattern for a mini Dresden quilt I made to honor my Mom( if you would like to read the original post go here). The instructions for this one were a little harder to write but they are done to the best of my abilities. So without further ado here it is.

The Dresden Plates in the pattern I have provided are slightly different. The quilt pictured has thirteen blades in each Dresden, the pattern has twelve. I intended to make a twelve bladed Dresden and drafted the pattern a little wrong and had to add number thirteen. The pattern has been corrected and your finished quilt if you choose to make traditional Dresden Plates should look like this.

Here's my completed traditional block. Yea! It has twelve blades.
I have also included a foundation pieced version.
Here's my foundation pieced block.
You can find the entire pattern here.
As always if you have any questions, feel free to email me.
I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Busy Month

If you are looking for this month's mini quilts I'm going to be a few days late. It's been a very busy month. First of all, I needed to complete four seasonal mini quilt for a basket I donated to our guild. It was auctioned off at a silent auction for the Utah Quilt Guild last week. I promised your finished pictures so here goes.
The Complete Basket
All finished and given away(sigh of relief)! 
I also had a wonderful visit from my son, his lovely wife, and my sweet grandson. They are from the bay area and we love their visits. My son and his family that live nearby also spent a lot of time with us. It's so fun to have them all here and watch these little cousins play together.
The only trouble is that they are growing up so very fast.
Yesterday was our grand reveals and beginning of the new year at Block of the Month at a local quilt shop. Here's my quilt using blocks from the past year. I only completed 16 of the available 24, but it was enough for a cute baby quilt.

It's always fun to begin a new year of blocks. Our theme this year is nursery rhymes and our fabric choices are red and white, and pastel thirties fabrics. I think that I'll do both. I'll try to keep up and show you them month by month.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Win, Winter Block, and Something Different

I was lucky enough to be chosen by the Sew4Home blog to receive a fat quarter stack of Downton Abbey Christmas fabric. If you haven't visited Sew4Home you really should. It has wonderful free projects, helpful tutorials, and interesting product reviews. Click here to visit their site. Now for the pictures! First the fat quarter stack.
Now the fabrics spread out.
Aren't they pretty!
I finished the winter block of my four seasons quilts and have to say I'm liking it. 
I'll be back with all four seasons quilts when I finish quilting them.
Finally I've been working on some gifts for my granddaughter. The first was supposed to be for Easter, but the fear mental block raised it's ugly head and I just overcame it and finished them about a week ago. Both of these projects are made from "Mellie" panels and complete instructions included. That said I didn't make mine like instructed(if you follow my blog regularly you may be sensing a trend). So without further ado. Here is poor little flat bunny.
She need some stuffing and clothing badly. Here she is completed.
I finally deliver her last week to my granddaughter last week. She was loved. 
I also made Lola the Ladybug. She will be part of my granddaughter's first birthday gift. The party is this evening!


Thursday, August 20, 2015

August Miniature and Small Quilts with a Free Pattern

It's August 20th and time for this months free patterns. I hope you are enjoying these patterns. I would sure love to see any projects you make from them, just send me a photo or link. My email is in my profile. So now on to the projects. 
First the mini.
Again the blocks measure 2 3/4" square and the quilt finishes at about 8 1/2" square.
Now for the small quilt.
The blocks measure 5 1/2"square and the quilt finishes at 17" square.
You can download the instructions here.
I hope you enjoy these patterns!!!