Tuesday, November 24, 2015

ALYOF Completed!

My November goal was to finish machine quilting in the ditch
on this quilt and to attach the binding.
(If you click on the pictures, they will show larger!)

I accomplished my goal with time to spare
by quilting so many blocks a day.
I'm so proud of myself this month.

I went on a road trip with a friend
and brought the quilt so I could do a decent photo shoot
along the way,
but the weather did not cooperate, 
so all I have is this clothes line shot.

This was a leader-ender project  three or four years ago.
It is my second one.
It has traveled back and forth to Texas with me all these years,
but I never got it finished.

The pattern is called Scrap-Tease, 
by Bettie Hammock for Stitch'n Kitt'n.
It is out of print now.

I embellished the centers by snowballing the squares,
appliquing hearts, and doing a little embroidery.
(The centers on the first one were left square
and signed by our quilt group members,
The quilt was gifted to a fellow member who was having health issues.)

Not only did I finish Scrap-Tease,
but I finished a Christmas gift, too.

Talk about fun to make!
The solids are Free Spirit.
What a dream to work with!

I quilted it with organic wavy lines,
pretending it was the wind!
It was my first time quilting wavy lines,
and it went so quickly and smoothly.

I'm linking up to 

I've been having so much fun!
Hope you can say the same!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hazel Goes to Indiana

Thank you for visiting my blog
and entering the give away
for the PiNS pattern.

The random number generator
chose Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.
Congratulations, Carol!
I've forwarded your email address to Karen.

PiNS can be purchased at
Karen's Etsy shop,
as an instant digital downloadable PDF.
She has crushed walnut shells for sale, too.

I know that several of MY quilty friends
will be happy to receive a pincushion 
made from the PiNS pattern for Christmas.
Yours will, too!

On a quilty note,
not only did I find Dog Gone Cute
irresistible, the same was true for Hazel Hedgehog.

When Little Sister told me the story
of how my niece woke from her afternoon nap one day
and said to her mom, "Mummy, I was imagining I was a hedgehog..."
I had no choice, did I?
Especially since she was only days away from turning three?

It's almost bigger than my sweet girl!!

Hope you have a wonderful, funderful day.
Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Too Dog Gone Cute to Resist

I tried,

I really did.
But....I couldn't do it.
So, I made one.
One turned into three.
They were just 
too Dog Gone Cute to resist.

I have three very special little friends
down in Houston
who will delight in receiving this year's Christmas gifties!

Thank you, Lorna, for yet another delightful pattern.
The Blog Hop was lots of fun.
The pups were addicting.
Wish I had more time, I'd keep making them!
What a great fundraiser idea for the SPCA.
May just have to revisit this pattern
for more quilty fun.

Linking to Sew Fresh Quilts linky party!

I'm also linking to ALYoF

I fly back to Texas for the winter in 5 short weeks,
so I'm designating my remaining time here
to finishing up everything I have started.

This quilt has been a UFO for a fair amount of time.
I decided to quilt it this summer, choosing to stitch in the ditch.
Oh, what was I thinking?
It's been sitting unfinished in a pile for a few weeks now,
but I'm back at it, and it WILL be finished and bound
by the end of the month.
There are no more butterflies to distract me!

Today is the last day to enter my give away!

Have a wonderful, funderful day!