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!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A Finish and Three New Projects

First let start with the finished project. My great nephew is getting married(does that make me sound old or what). For his fiancee's shower I made a set of pot holders to go with our kitchen themed gift. I tried to pick colors I thought they would like. I think the hearts in the background are appropriate.
Now for the new projects. I'm making set of 12 1/2" season blocks to go on a table top stand. These will be donated as a raffle basket to the Utah Quilt Guild from the local guild that I belong to. I've had a lot of fun designing and making them. I still lack the winter block but it's ready to sew. Completion is in sight!
The buttons are not sewn on yet. I'm waiting for the quilting to be completed. I'll be back with the winter block pictures soon.