Friday, July 29, 2016

Linen Closets' Little Woolie Basket BOM


I finished stitching the last two blocks to Linen Closet's Mystery Basket BOM for 2016...What a FUN project!!
Yes, I changed up that last block just a wee bit...Here's a couple of close-ups...
                                              

I used a paper hole punch to cut out the wool berries!  I first backed the red wool with Heat N Bond Lite...and it worked like a charm!
                                 
A HUGE thank you to Dawn Heese for taking the time to design such wonderful blocks for us to stitch!  They were fast and fun...and very SWEET!  There is nothing like a basket quilt!

And here are all the blocks together on my design wall...waiting!
They are going to have to wait a while longer because I am off and running!  I won't be blogging for the next few days either, as I am meeting up with my middle daughter in Seattle for a girl's weekend! I'm sure we can get into all kinds of mischief!  And yes, there are JoAnn coupons in my purse!  Ohhh.. how I have missed 'her'!!

Have a FUN Friday and a great weekend...and Happy Stitching!~P










Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Needle Pulling Thread....

Here's something that you might enjoy seeing...Ann took bits and pieces from two different patterns ('My Sewing Room' from Heart to Hand and  'A Needle Pulling Thread' from Wooden Spool Designs)....and is making this wool and cotton wall hanging for her Sewing Room!

Ann used wool for her applique pieces and then adhered them to a whole cotton flannel backing!  Now comes the fun part...all that lovely hand-work!

 This is going to look wonderful on Ann's Sewing Room wall!
I think this calls for some slow stitching while watching 'The Sound of Music'... as I now have THAT SONG stuck in my brain!  "Sew... A needle pulling thread, La a note to follow SEW..."  Are you with me yet?...do I need to sing a few more bars?  Thought not!:o)) Thanks for sharing, Ann!  It's always fun to see what other quilters are stitching!

Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Stitching!~P

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sew SWEET Baby Quilts...


I'm always on the hunt for cute quilt patterns for babies...and stumbled onto this quilt book called "Sew SWEET Baby Quilts" by Kristin Roylance!  Yup, even the title was calling to me...SWEET!

And it doesn't come any cuter than the SWEET baby quilt on the cover!  Check out the 'feathers...they lift up!  This isn't part of the pattern BUT...wouldn't it be adorable if  I stitched a secret message underneath each feather..."Grow wise little Owl"or "Owl always love you" "You're a HOOT! and of course "Grammy loves her little owl" ?!  Ahhhh....dripping with sweetness!


And have a peek at this quilt..."Sweet As Can Bee"... a hexagon honeycomb with SWEET bumble bees (with 3D wings!  I could stitch little words here too...right under those wings..."Sweet as Honey!",  "Bee mine", "Buzz Off"...ok...this last one I threw in just to see if you were really paying attention!...haha!  You pass!)  


This Honey Comb quilt was the clincher...I HAD to buy this book!  Oh, there are other SWEET quilts in this book but it was this one that caught my eye!  Could it have anything to do with the fact that I have all this yellow, grey and black fabric left over from another quilt?  I do love left-overs!

This book is a keeper...I rate it a 4.9 out of 5!  It has the SWEETness Stamp of approval!

Have a terrific Tuesday and Happy Stitching!~P