Bronwyn Hayes at Red Brolly has a gorgeous Christmas Sampler she is offering as part of 3 free Christmas
projects to get us going on our Christmas gifts. Isn't it pretty? She also has a tutorial on making felt flowers that would make beautiful Christmas pins to give as gifts, if you make them in Christmas colors.
Pieces of My Life is offering a new Autumn's Bounty BOM that should be fun. The first 2 blocks are up now. Block one is a darling pumpkin, with block two a strip block. So head over and get going on those blocks before you get behind!
Guess what?? My quilty friends have been sewing their little hearts out lately and I have more pictures to show you of all their projects. These are from our last quilt club meeting at Joan's house.
|Bonnie's Gingerbread TR #1|
|Bonnie's Pumkin and Leaves TR|
|Diane's newest purse|
|Bonnie's Pumpkin TR|
|Donna's Lighthouse WH|
|Bonnie's Gingerbread TR #2|
|Bonnie's Pumpkin Wagon TR|
|Bonnie's Snowmen |
Jane's PP'd Christmas Tree WH
Aren't I lucky to get to sew with these talented women? They are so inspiring and do such beautiful work. It almost makes me want to finish something of my own, instead of just starting things, lol.
But I do finish some things--my Quilted Table Yahoo Group had a Fall/Halloween Topper Swap and Mary in Canada and I had each other in the swap and had to send out the fabrics we wanted used in the swap. I send Mary a group of gold metallic Fall colored FQ's and this is the beautiful reversible table topper she made me. And it looks so pretty on the table I keep my two antique sewing machines on. It's perfect for that spot.
Thanks, Mary! I love it!
Mary sent me all Oriental fabrics for her Halloween tablerunner, so it took me a while to come up with a design, but I finally decided on blocks from the FabricShopHop Halloween quilt. I was going to do a variety of those blocks, but unfortunately I found a number of mistakes in the cutting directions so I gave up after 2 blocks. (I'm not 100% sure if they were all my errors or theirs, but I gave up in frustration!) I decided to use another block from Marcia Hohn's Quilter's Cache and put the black cat Halloween block between two of her blocks. So this was the result. Then I made a little candle mat from the witch's hat block I had made. That turned out pretty good. Mary said she like them, so that makes me happy.
So until next time...
Happy quilting from Sharon and Katie and Patsy Cline