.....it all began with one thread....

Friday, August 26, 2011


I am almost there...to the end of my blocks for the center of my 'Bewitched' quilt top.  I had originally thought I was going to have a bowl of Halloween candy for this block.  I spent a couple of days making wool felt black and red licorice, Heshey kiss-shaped candies, lollipops and fun little candy corn.  But there were too many pieces for the small size of  this block.  I decided it would be more balanced with a different center.  I used the same heart design as is in one of the blocks for Shabby Fabric's Blessings of  Spring, only using some of the fabrics from my collection for this project.
Don't fret!  You may get to see those candies somewhere in the outer borders. :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Welcome my new little girl!

Aha!  Gotcha!  Not  a new baby....well, she is my baby. Introducing Vanna!
 Her cute little (ahem...) toes....

Her pretty (another ahem) little face.....well, you know what is said about a face only a mother could love:
...and the rest of my ;)  beautiful little vulture:
Here is the entire block for my 'Bewitched' quilt, featuring none other than...Vanna Vulture!
Why Vanna?  She takes after Vanna White on The Wheel of Fortune!  The hair...(well, feathers)...the blingy necklace and her fancy attire...OK, it's only a headband.
I am so thrilled with how she came to life.  Hope you like her, too!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Barn #2

This is the second block for my Little Red Barns quilt.  It came in the mail yesterday and upon opening the package,  I went to work.  Very unusual for me.  It was all put together by late last night, with the pieces for applique the only part left.  A giant sunflower to go with the giant stalk of corn from Block #1. ;))

Thursday, August 18, 2011

...and two more...

Two more blocks for my various projects are done.  The first is my little witch for my 'Bewitched" Halloween quilt:

The second is Block 7 for the red version of my Henrietta Whiskers. 

Thanks to everyone for their continued visits and  great comments on my last few posts. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Before and After



Minerva Mouse by Just Nan.  Little Minerva is only 1 3/4 inches tall!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Program

I forced myself to put my 'Bewitched' project aside for a few days.  Yes...the beginning of the month 'guilt'  has set in.  I completed Block 4 for Blessings of Spring from Shabby Fabrics.  It has a very pretty fussy-cut vase with some bright colored tulips. 

After starting on the block, I also got the next block for Henrietta Whiskers ready.  This is the blue version for Bears Paw Fabrics.  I also fussy cut all the little windows and door for this block.
I don't think I posted a picture of Block 7 for this one, so here you go:
I really like the fabric I used for her house.
(My editing was horrible.  My little squirrel has a bit of a "glow", it seems.  Oops!)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Place to Call Home

My young little witch needed place to live.  Her little house at 1313 Witchy Way:

Her new little kitty, Boo, is waiting for her in the attic.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

* * * Bibbitty, Bobbitty Boo! * * *

Ask and you shall receive!  I have just finished the final sparkly touches on my young little witch's hat.  She will be all set to go out in her most "bewitching" duds!

See?  Even that little ghost is quite entranced! ;)

Caramel Apples and Crows

Doesn't sound like a recipe for something very good, does it?  LOL!  But these are the subject of my latest two blocks for ....drumroll, please...I think I have a name for it, my Halloween quilt, "Bewitched!"

Candy apples are a fun treat for fall...but caramel apples?  Even better!!

and, then there are three more little crows...of course, one of them had to be a bit ornery and not follow with the others!
Good news ~ I am almost done my witch's hat...pictures soon. :)

Monday, August 1, 2011


Ahh...not a subject one might want to be thinking about, right?  These tombstones are all in fun.  Block 1 for my Halloween quilt (I really need a name....suggestions?)  finally done (no pun intended). 

And  in case you are wondering, the faces for the stones came from the panel fabric in the Haunted Hollow collection....I have used another portion of the panel in the block I am working on now....spooky trees!

Lots of ideas for this quilt...a witch's hat, a candy dish with Halloween candy favorites, and maybe some candy apples, too!