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“A quilt is a quilt no matter how small.” Well, Horton didn’t say that exactly but I did! I made these tiny Mug Rugs for my daughter’s teachers. My daughter has been talking about her teachers’ likes and class themes the whole year. So I whipped these up for them: size 6 x 8 inches.
This one is just 2 1/2 inch patchwork, she likes owls.
This one was so easy because the fabric already looks “patchy” so I just cut front and back coordinating prints 6 1/2 by 8 1/2.
This one was the funnest of course. There is a variety of techniques here. The eye is applique and I satin stitched the gray twice it was not easy to get that stitch even so I am not pleased with that part! But if you want to try it out for yourself, I made a pattern, available at my Craftsy shop.
Please remember to use this as a gift for yourself or for others and not for selling purposes. Thanks!
Crazy weeks in December for all of us right? I forgot all about the Block Party last week, my sincere apologies! You were probably too busy to even look! I know I have been running around hosting, planning, shopping, wrapping, crafting and quilting gifts. Whew! I need a vacation!
So this week we have 3 blocks! The finish of the Snowball blocks. the Bowtie and revisiting the Broken Dishes. All featured in the Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt Book. Block #81, #10 and 11.
The Snowballs from last time were almost done as they just needed the corners and here are a few.
And then I added the ornament tops for the Vintage Holiday Quilt and the quilting has begun!
Below is the Bowtie I made with Leftover Dr. Seuss fabric. NOT loving it, but I will probably revisit some blocks….
And here is my new and much more attractive Broken Dishes. The last one was a disaster!
I chose these tiny scraps from my stash from this table topper I made.
Oh!! Before I forget! The winner for the November giveaway of two charm packs from Moda is Susie from Susie’s Sunroom. She had multiple entries with all her linkies and comments increasing her odds, way to go Susie. Maybe you can share with your sister ; ).
Thanks so much everyone for stopping by the party! The linkies have to be renewed monthly so please let me know if you are interested in the link party to add your block or tutorial style better. I may revamp for next year. Any suggestions or comments are welcome!
This 30 days of lists sounds mundane and may even make you think “what?!” But really this listing thing has been so fun and you meet so many great people on the Facebook group but it’s only for us listers! It’s a hoot! Here are some of my prettier renditions of some of the lists. This one was about list of movies you want to see, I did mine with Christmas movies.
I thought the December version would be geared toward this Holiday month like your favorite songs or what’s NOT on your Christmas list, but no! This one is really a “snapshot” of what your house looks like at this time of year. I only put 5 for my book insert, but all my lists have about 10 items.
Many of the people participating are both reflective and fun and it’s a great activity to be as creative or as plain as you like. For this take, many people listed material items, food, holiday related things, memories… I listed the Fruits of the Spirit for the new year.
And some of these lists really make you stop and think… Like this one “How were you a friend this year?” I had to reflect all the way to my working days at the beginning of the year. I hope that I was able to encourage someone somehow.
This one was a favorite for many of the listers. Just talking about what gets us excited was exciting!
Still have some more to work on… are you listing yet?
Well, it feels like an eternity since I’ve blogged, I know I am neglecting you but sheesh! So much to get done and all in the same week! I have been busy as a bee in the Craft Corner
and other corners around town, like at church, the mall, my kitchen
it’s definitely been a busy quilting year, but I am not done. I recently just finished these. Using the Firework pattern by Camille Roskelley this table runner is for my big sister, started it this summer!
This table topper is for my little sister (yes we are all grown now!) The Christmas Fabric is Santa’s Workshop by Riley Blake, Niner pattern by Camille Roskelley. Basically it’s a nine patch arranged in Granny Square style. So easy and fun. Definitely will make another one of those!
This one is all wrapped up but I can’t show it to you yet…..
And I’m still working on the Vintage Holiday quilt but I’m already quilting it! This is the biggest one I’ve done as of yet and I am learning about large quilts! Making the “JUMBO” sandwich and basting and getting the backing together AND SMOOTH was no easy task! The quilting is coming along slowly, I need more “support” so it doesn’t have drag as I move it around. So fun!
Here are the blocks before they were snowballs!
And with that, I’m going to leave you until next time, when I show you the whole thing!