Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Some finishes and a fun link

 I have had the chance to spend some good quality time in my sewing room lately.  Between a major dental catastrophe and rest and recovery time I am working my way through all sorts of projects while trying not to start anything new as I prepare for some time in Florida.

I finally quilted this scrappy baby quilt I have been messing around with for a year.  I cut all my scraps into 2 inch, 3.5 inch, and 5 inch squares.  For me, those are good sizes.  I also had some 2.5 inch scraps of the same fabric so I put together these stars along with some white background.

This is not a color I'd normally have in my stash so I thought I'd just use them up and made 6 stars with a scrappy edge and binding.

I used a matching Minky type fabric for the backing.  There is not a baby for this quilt...I will just put it away until I need one.

I also finished up this jelly roll quilt I made this past fall.  Heartstrings by Black Mountain Quilts.

I used a French General jelly roll but I did not save the tag.  I made it while away at a quilt get-a-way and was limited to the fabric in the jelly roll but I think, that if I made it again, I would make the hearts from the dark and medium shades but would leave the lights out.

As Christmas approached I pulled out a bunch of small Christmas patterns.

Merry Christmas by Little House Needleworks.

Hometown Holiday-Schoolhouse by Little House Needleworks.  Love this one.  I just love old school buildings.

I was stitching with some ladies this past fall and they were talking about how they turn a piece upside down when they need to stitch upwards...that way they're actually stitching down hill...which goes quicker.  Anyhow, I thought I'd do that on this piece because I started on a window.  Ha.  I forgot to turn it back around and ended up so off center!  There is less than 2 inches on the left but about 4 inches on the right.  Oops.  No framing for this one.

Another Little House piece....Bringing Home the Tree.  Cute, cute, cute.

Finally, I did just the tree from Homespun Elegance's Merry Noel Collection:  Avery's Little Red Truck. 

I stitched it 1 over 1 on ???  Hmm.  A little piece of 32 count something.

I made it into an ornament...which is pinned to a quilt hanging in my sewing room for photographic purposes.

So darn cute but 1 over 1 is just not my thing.  While I like how small it is it just takes me way too long for what I get.

Now I'm back to my bigger projects and planning for some serious Florida stitching.

The other cool thing that I've done is start a Floss tube channel.  It's a real learning experience but so fun.

I will make an effort to photograph my WIP's and what I'm taking to Florida.

Until then....



  1. Lovely stitching & finishing, you certainly have been busy with your needles.

  2. Looks like January has been a very productive month for you, Pam, in spite of recovering from your tooth ordeal. I'm sure you're relieved that is behind you! I love your little finishes and the teeny-tiny truck is adorable.

    Love those colors in the baby quilt, too. Saving it for "some day?"

  3. the quilts are so pretty. pretty stitches.