Monday, December 10, 2018

Moving It Forward

In preparation for a class I will be teaching early next year, I pulled out my yellow, pink, red, blue and green scraps.  Don't you just love to work with bright happy colors in the gray of winter?  It sure makes me happy.  I made a few improvisational letters to spell out I HEART YOU. 
 Then I started making hearts.  Lots and lots of wonky hearts, Added a little love for good measure.
Now I just need to find a way to bring it all together.
What are you bringing together this Christmas time.  Are you busy with gift making or are you just sewing in bit of time to relieve stress?

 Link up and share what you can.  We'd love to see.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Mary's Garden

I have a cute niece who has always enjoyed sewing with me.  As a toddler she would gather up scraps in my sewing room and arrange them on my design wall.
 Each time she comes to visit the first thing she asks is if we can sew.  Isn't that wonderful?  Over the years we have made pillows and zipper pouches.  This year she is making pajamas for her brother and sisters.  She has become quite the little seamstress.
 In honor of her I designed this quilt.  I call it Mary's Garden.  I made it a few years back and have been asked several times for a pattern.  I've finally got around to doing it.  It was fun to revisit these scrappy blocks as I refreshed my memory of how I made them.
You can find the pattern here. Also check out the great flash sale at Fat Quarter Shop.  The Sno winter fat quarter bundle would make a fabulous winter quilt.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Moving It Forward

While waiting for more background fabric to arrive I've been making these log cabin blocks.  I love log cabin blocks.  I made my first quilt using them.  I think they are my go to whenever I have random scrappy strips.  
And I had a few scrappy strips from this scrappy pull inspired by this little scrap. Out of small and simple things proceedeth that which is great, or at least larger than it's parts.  
Not only am I getting the log cabin quilt.  I also had enough for the newest rendition of Mountain Retreat.  Which the background finally came for.  Making it possible to finish this top.
Also just a little FYI.  Did you know Craftsy is having a 12 Days of Craftsy with a different gift each day.  Make sure you check it out.  There may be something you or someone on your Christmas list may need. Also Accuquilt currently has $50 rebate on Go Big Cutters.  Just in case you've been really good and Santa owes you.
Now I'd love to see what you've been working on.  Share if you can.  I know it's Christmas time and many of us have secrets. Maybe a sneak peek will do.