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Friday, November 18, 2016

In Our Garden Blocks for November

In Our Garden Block of the Month blog hop
Hosted by Amy over at 
has the cutest blocks and I've kept up with the blocks all year (so far).
Every month one designer shares an applique block and a pieced block
and by January this will be a super cute quilt.

The weather is frightful here today so please excuse the inside pictures, but I wanted to post my Friday finish in a timely fashion.
If I took these blocks outside today they would end up in Oklahoma.

This months block were designed by Lana over at It Seams to be Sew and are fast to make.

Lana loves anything bunnies so she designed a little Pilgrim bunny harvesting the last of the carrots and corn flowers for the applique block.  Of course I used my favorite fabric iron on adhesive by ThermowebHeatnBond® Lite, for the fusible appliques.

The pieced block this month is a pinwheel.  How appropriate for this super windy day!

 I was lucky enough to receive Riley Blake fabrics for this quilt.
That pinwheel is so pretty with  fabrics in Botanique by fabric designer Lila Tueller.

There is still time to jump in and make this quilt with us!

Here is the list of bloggers and the months with links to find the 
blocks and patterns:

February - Blocks 1 and 2

March - Blocks 3 and 4
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 

April -  Blocks 4 and 5

Bonus Block

May - Blocks 7 and 8

Bonus Block

June - Blocks 9 and 10

July- Blocks 11 and 12

August - Blocks 13 and 14

September - Blocks 15 and 16

Bonus Block

October - Blocks 17 and 18

November- Blocks 19 and 20

Still to come:

Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up

There's a group Facebook page HERE 
 and a Flickr Group 

where everyone has been sharing garden blocks.

Join in on all this fun!!!

My friend and our hostess, Amy Warner, was featured on Pat Sloan's American Patchwork and Quilting Pod Cast this week. 

 Listen to her by clicking HERE.
It is a great interview and fun to hear her sweet voice!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Christmas Craft Ideas

It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but if anyone is planning to give homemade gifts for Christmas it is time to get your crafting on.  Christmas will be here before you know it.

You can find great Christmas gift projects over at the Thermoweb blog this week 
 I want to make them all!

My friend Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt has a great pattern for this Santa mug rug with a pocket that is perfect to slip in treats or a letter for the big man.  

Carol made her mug rug with black and white fabrics and super shiny gold iCraft Deco Foil stars. 
It caught my eye and I just had to make one with her easy to follow instructions.
 You can see Carol's version and pick up the pattern by clicking HERE.

Carol is also hosting a Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop from 
December 5th to December 8th
If you would like to participate, click HERE to sign up.
I can't wait to get new cookie recipes for the holidays.

The drawstring bag above was made with ribbon, interfacing, and lining fabric.  
Just like these.

And then the same technique, but different weaving led to a Christmas pillow.

Weave up your own shiny holiday projects with my tutorial by clicking HERE.

Oh my, but there are so many projects to make. 
 Some of the projects featured this week over at Thermoweb are slippers, little money holder stockings, a mug cozy, ornaments,  and a candle holder. 
 There are many more ideas to get your Christmas crafting started.

And maybe, just maybe that's what we need this week.

Love one another
don't forget to thank a Veteran today.

Happy Veteran's Day.  
Thank you to all that have served.

This pattern is free in my Craftsy pattern shop.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Fall Quilt Market 2016 - Learn to Button Pillow and Kanzashi Lattice Quilt

It was a huge honor to display projects in the ThermOWeb booth at the 2016 Fall Quilt Market in Houston.  

Photo courtesy of ThermOweb

Today, I'm over at the ThermOWeb blog to show the 2 projects.
Hop over to see how the quilt was made with Luxe interfacing (Thermoweb's quilt shop brand) as a foundation 
the "how to" for my Learn to Button pillow.

I had a lot of fun with Moda's new fabric collection, Manderly by Franny and Jane
 I just love the colors and it is SO easy to work with.

The first project is my
Kanzashi Lattice Mini Quilt
 16" x 16"

The label was fun to make for this quilt.
 I used  HeatnBond EZ Print Inkjet Transfer Sheets to make it. 

The second display was my

Learn to Button Reversible Applique Pillow Cover

Not only does this pillow cover help with learning to button, it can change and be a totally different color with the switch of a couple of wings or flowers.

Get all the details over at ThermOWeb for both projects.

Maybe next time I can go and see my displays in person.
A girl can dream...