Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Sweet Thread Catcher

This week I am making the Sweetest Little Thread Catcher from Fabric Therapy .

I made this one for Sister Beth at her prodding request.  When you look at this little guy, it seems mind boggling how it goes together.  If you follow Teresa's step by step tutorial, the magic just happens!  It's so cool!

So. I'm making one for myself!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Halloween Box

I don't know what got me started, but I made these Halloween treats.  It was so pleasant to do some hand sewing without a deadline or to anyone's specifications.

These masks were a pattern from Sew Mama Sew guest Blogger DelilahIris Designs.   I see some crooked eyebrows as I look at these pictures! Oops! These were such a fun project to make!

I bought this cute Timeless Treasure material last year.  I used this pattern from Sweet Verbena to make a pencil case.  I modified the pattern, replacing the felt interior with batting and lining fabric.  Then covered the seam with twill tape.  Love the metal zipper!

And a pouch.  I love the pink zipper and lining!!

I boxed these treats up and sent them off to my daughter.  It's always fun to get stuff in the mail don't you think?

Linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Almost finished Circles

This is the backing for the Circle quilt!  I used some orphaned blocks that had been hanging around for three years!  I really like the material and was so happy to finally find a use for them! The orange and teal material with circles on them were leftover from the propeller quilt.
Don't they all play so well together!

 And here is the front!! I love how it turned out!  Sister Beth did a fabulous job in the quilting (as usual)! Thanks Beth!

Now to figure the binding. I have a neutral for the front and a orange dot for the back. Perhaps a double binding is in my future.

Linking up with Sraptastic Tuesday and Oh Scrap

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


I have been having great fun working on these masks that I found on Sew Mama Sew's Blog site.  The tutorial is from their Guest, Delilahiris Designs.  You can find more about her and her wonderful designs at

I no longer have someone at home to make costumes for, but I could not resist these cuties!  
 This is the first one I made.  I liked it so much I started another!  I'm glad I did because I switched the backing felt so that the lighter one now has dark brown felt that peeks out around the fawn color.
It adds some depth to the mask, don't you think?

The fawn color does not show up as well on this darker mask, the sizes were too much the same.  If you want to do this on purpose, I suggest cutting the back side a bit larger all around. I think even if the colors match, it looks feathery.

The only other suggestion I have is when you are sewing the inner eye lashes, wait until the whole mask is assembled.  That way, you catch all the layers of felt around the eye.  I think this makes it more comfortable for the wearer.

Linking up to WIP at Freshly Pieced

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Scrappy Trip

The Circle (Bubble) Quilt is finished and off to be long arm quilted by Sister Beth.
I was not able to get a picture of it before it left, so we'll have to wait for it's return for the photoshoot.  And I still need to decide on a name.
 I love how it turned out!

Not so with Mrs. Scrappy Trip.  I think there are too many different fabrics or not enough contrast or too much contrast or just ugly fabric! My eyes hurt when I look at this!  I am trying to get through my UFO's so I think I'll do four more blocks and call this puppy DONE!

Linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday at She can quilt.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

More Circles!

These circles are very addicting!  I had the 4th of July weekend off, so I went a little circle crazy!
The result:

 A rainbow of circles!  Each one I finish is my new favorite!  I saw this circle quilt of Quilting is more Fun than Housework and I love how she off set the circles with her neutral blocks.

I have light green cut out and ready to sew.  Maybe a dark blue as well. I would like to make this bigger than a lap quilt.  Maybe neutral blocks on the sides?  I will have to see how many more colors I can come up with!  
Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.