Colonial House pattern on Etsy
I had a very nice, long holiday break, and I hope all of you had the same. Rather than spending a lot of time sewing, I did lots of other things instead. One of them was to start teaching my husband how to draw. Of course I sat a little with the sewing machine during the holidays and started on this quilted wintry wall hanging. If you want to make one for yourself, the Colonial House quilt pattern is already available on my Etsy shop.
I am hand quilting mine. I was hoping to show the finished quilted mini today, but I am a pretty slow hand quilter. So more to come soon on this little wall hanging. In the meantime, I thought I’d show you a few beauties that I have acquired over the last few months.
My friend Kris at KrisLovesFabrics sent me this very generous cut of fabric along with the cute pincushion. I am going to make a travel bag with the fabric. The pretty yellow pincushion sits on my shelf where I can see it as soon as I walk into my workroom every morning. I love yellow, it makes me happy!!
I really liked a fall quilt Kelly at My Quilt Infatuations made, so I left a comment on her blog post. I was both happy and surprised when I found out I had won this gorgeous giveaway from Benartex. Each piece is a half-yard cut. The set will make a lovely fall quilt.
Pinwheel Star pattern on Etsy
Last year my little kitty-cat got sick and I made this quilt for him. I entered it in the Pantone Quilt Challenge 2014 to share the story. Little I knew that I would actually win and get a gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop! I wanted to use the gift certificate to buy fabrics to make something special, so I held on to it until very recently.
I finally have an idea for a quilt and these Downton Abbey fat quarters are just the fabrics for that project.
I also got these Downton Abbey fabrics for the same quilt.
Last year was a mix of good and bad for us, but these beautiful gifts definitely tipped the year toward a glass-half-full year. A little late, but A Very Happy New Year to all of you!!