Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas! and what's on deck?

It is Christmas Eve and Santa has been to our house :o)

We all got really cool stuff and are pleased with the loot for this year.

One gift I received myself was a new Kindle! I am an avid reader and this I think will prove to be an awesome addition to my library.

Only one problem--what to store the thing in so it does not get damaged!!!

A quick internet search has given me my answer.

So, my new "up on deck" project will be this kindle cover! now to shop for the fabric :o) Happy Sewing!

Friday, December 23, 2011

What I'm up to

I have been one busy quilter! I completed this double irish chain wall hanging in record time..about 2 weeks! that is shopping, cutting, piecing, sewing, basting, and hand quilting! phew!

I just love the look of this quilt--and look at that, all those little squares began as 2 inch blocks! This one also has the cool tag that I printed at home with freezer paper and my printer. And this wall hanging also has a hanging sleeve on the back that was really easy to do. While not my original idea the sleeve instructions can be found online here. (much easier than I ever thought though!)

I love to hand quilt and since this wall hanging is for my mom for christmas I chose to use a heart stencil purchased at Joann's (with a coupon even :o))

A follow up how to post will come soon to show how you too can make this block. Happy sewing!

How cool is this!!

Today is a great day! after days of searching I have finally found the BOM (block of the month) quilt that I will do for the 2012 year! Mimi's Bloomers.

*usually one would put a pic here to show and tell but it is not mine to share. But I will post my finished work as soon as I have some to show :o) promise!

This quilt was designed and being offered by Erin Russek over at One Piece at a Time. And she can, like many people these days, be found on facebook at One Piece at a time quilts. check it out and like her stuff, I did!

On a personal note, this quilt may be a challege for me--it is an applique style and I have never completed a quilt in this style--but hey no time like the present to learn!

So far I have only seen the large center block--I just now sent away for the pattern and instructions. I just can't wait for it to get here! and can't wait for the monthly blocks to become available. Happy sewing :o)