Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tatting Stars and Card

These work up much quicker than a post card!
The Finger Lakes Tatting Group is creating a "Starry-Night" quilt to auction off. The proceeds will go into the Seminars scholarship fund. In Karey Solomon's last Tatting Times, she was asking for 5 pointed stars tatted in gold thread. I tatted up a few but not enough to win  Five Shuttle-shaped beads. I am sure there are people who will make about 40 to 50 of them, I am just slow and enjoying life!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Welcome to my home in New Mexico. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a great 2013!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Easy Street Mystery Quilt

Quiltville's Quips and Snips blog by Bonnie Hunter (Click blog on side bar) has a Mystery Quilt started. Every Friday is a new clue to the mystery.  The first clue is sewing 194 - 4 patch.
Clue 2 we need 128 Flying Geese.

I used Eleanor Burns Flying Goose Ruler. Lots of cutting but they are a perfect size.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Final Block for CQJP

Final Block for CQJP. I has been a learning experience trying to make a 10' block every month but well worth it. I now have 1/2 of a crazy quilt made. 2013 I have signed up again and  will be doing smaller blocks -- 6". Actually this will be the sides of a crazy quilt started in 2006. A good project to finish by the end of the year!!  On my sidebar there are two buttons for CQJP and well worth visiting for lots of eye candy!!!
Kitty embroidery had more kitties, however, two fit in this corner.  It is a free design from Bustle and sew .  The dog is a pattern from a BOM 2012 Antique Sampler designed by Ellen Maurer-Stroh.  It was done on waste canvas on felt. The felt was cut off around the dog after the waste canvas was pulled out and then stitched down on the block. It makes it stand out on the fabric.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Party

The Desert Rose quilt shop in town will be having their Christmas Party this Sat. The owner gave us 3 Fat Quarters and a 6 inch strip of tan. We are to make a 12 1/2 inch block and the rest of material we can keep. I wanted a block to focus on  the Poinsettia. "Nose gay" by Marcia Hohn is just what I was looking for. I believe these blocks  will be put together and raffled off for charity. We have 15 people signed up. Looking forward to seeing what the other quilters have made. 

For the exchange we are to bring 2 quality fat quarters. I did not want the usual stack or roll but did find a nice way of making triangles.
This is the second quilt I made  and it is hand quilted.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Post Card

Christmas Post Card for special people. This will be mailed in an envelope but I have the Post Office stamp Tucumcari, NM on the back.  I have tatted Nancy Tracy's "Tweety Bird" and Martha Ess's lady.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Cracker

Christmas Cracker is on its way filled with lots of goodies!!
Quick and easy snowflakes for all my Christmas gifts. They are made with Lizbeth 20 with Sulky metallic threads to add  sparkle.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Mug Rug

Need a place for your coffee mug so it doesn't mar the table? Here is the solution....make a mug rug. These make great Christmas gifts in a jiffy!   This embroidered design comes from Red Brolly There are many designers and Red Brolly is at the top of the list!! Love her designs. It is quilted in the ditch and on the snowflake design it is quilted with a diagonal stitch using Sulky 12 thread.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Crazy Quilt Card

A Thank You card from Lee Howeth. Beautiful stitching. Lee and I were in a Crazy Quilt Round Robin this fall.
Included in the card is a needle book. Below is the inside.
A very nice surprise, Thanks Lee!!!