Monday, June 23, 2014

Mini Cherrio Quilt







































I am on the road again friends.  I will be out all week.  I thought I'd leave you with the image of the mini Cheerio quilt I finished piecing and almost have finished hand quilting.  It is about the size of a placemat and it's for a swap I'm doing.  The pattern is by Camille Roskelley and the fabric is Flower Sugar by Lecien.  The background fabric I had in my stash and don't recall what that is.  I'm quilting it with yellow pearle cotton.  Have a blessed week!  Be back soon!

Smiles,

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In the Pink






















































































































































I don't know how it could be possible, but I don't own a pink top!  Pink is one of my favorite colors.  I can get pretty picky about the shade of pink though so that could be my problem.  I need a pink top for a breast cancer fundraiser this week so I sat down today to make one, because when you need one the stores don't have any.  This pattern was very straight forward and came together in a couple of hours.  I bought the knit material at Joann's and when all is said and done, it's not great fabric.  It's thin and too see through so I'll have to wear a cami but for what I need it for, it's fine.  The knit has sparkles all over that don't show in the picture.  I would like to try the pattern again with a nice quality cotton knit.

I found the best cookbook at World Market.  I love everything about it!  I made the cheese crackers yesterday and they were great!  I didn't want plain old squares like cheese nips so I used a little bumble bee cutter I had.  As always, if your'e going to make the effort, make it pretty!

Blessings,

Monday, June 9, 2014

Surrounded by Flowers










































































































































































































































































































Good Morning friends!  I have been away for far too long.  I've been doing quite a bit of traveling the past three weeks and have missed being at my sewing machine and have missed being here.  Right before the traveling began I came across a set of blocks that I had forgotten about.  I made them sometime in the past couple of years.  I don't have any memory of what the pattern was.  I know that it was a sampler along, and some of the blocks were paper pieced.  I used Lecien's Flower Sugar as well as Princess Rose and some Old, New 30's.  All I had to do was put the sashing on and drop it at the quilters.  I just got it back and I am in love.  I know that it's quite floral and bright and a bit busy but I love it!  I hope that you are having a good start to the week!  Blessings!

Xoxo,