Saturday, January 9, 2016

I'm Back!!!!

I promised myself last year that I would post more regularly and for a while, I did. Then life happened and I kept meaning to post but didn't. I have been busy sewing, just not posting so here is a little of the missing months!

First of all, I took Wendi Gratz's FUN FUSIBLE APPLIQUE PROJECTS on Craftsy. This is a really fun class with lots of great applique hints. I decided to make quilts for my grandchildren for Christmas so off I went! I made the Woodland Quilt from the class for my grandson and had a blast making all of the animals. I included my grandson's name on the quilt and made it in his favorite color green!(If you click on the photos, you can see them in a larger form)

After I had put the top together, Wendi came out with a pattern for a moose and I designed a skunk so I took the bear and the fox on the top row off and added the two new animals. I didn't get a photo of the additions but here is a picture of  Teddy with his quilt on Christmas morning.

Cute little skunk

Big, Bad Moose!

Teddy on Christmas Morning

When I finished this quilt, I decided to make a flower quilt for my granddaughter but then decided to add birds, butterflies and snails for the cuteness factor! I found the adorable snails on Sher's Creative Space on Craftsy. ( I have gotten some wonderful applique's from her store btw!) I added my granddaughter's name on her quilt also, as well as some metallic bling to the appliques! I wanted to add a magnolia for Mississippi and a dogwood for where I grew up so I designed them and I think they turned out nicely. I also did a cardinal and a mockingbird that you can see on the quilt by the magnolia and dogwood. Here is the photo of Maddie and her quilt on Christmas Day.



Maddie on Christmas Morning

After I finished the tops of the quilts, I decided to make some placemats for Thanksgiving. I appliqued cute little pumpkins from The Patchsmith on Craftsy also. It was so much fun! I only have one photo but I made 6 with names on all of them! Whew, I wish some of the relatives had shorter names! I also made matching coasters with a little pumpkin each.

When I finished these, I tackled Christmas placemats. Would you believe that I made over 40 Christmas ones? I only put appliqued names on the kids tho', I was kinda' tired of letters by them. For my final Christmas sewing, I made stockings for my kids, grandchildren and great nieces and nephews. I didn't have time to take a photo but if I make some more, I will add them later. If you look at Teddy's Christmas morning photo, you can see one of the stockings. I made an Olaf stocking for Maddie and a Teenage Mutant Turtle one for Teddy!

I think this post has gone on long enough, but you can see that I have been busy. I have started a new class at Craftsy and have joined the Shiny Happy House quilt club and the Small and Sweet quilt club so I should be quite busy this year!


  1. It's no wonder that you didn't have time to post!!! Wow! Love those sweet quilts.

  2. Your quilts turned out beautiful! And those are some happy, smiling grandchildren. :-)