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

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A peek

I have had the drawings for another one of Annabelle's adventures.  A patriotic theme...flags, sparklers, even a bald eagle!  I was still missing one important element for the quilt.  It finally came to me...every patriotic celebration has a parade.  Annabelle and a few of her mouse friends are all in the parade.  For now, only a little peek...;)

I am very happy with how the flag turned out. :)

Now a few more drawings have to be finalized before they can be added to this new adventure.  Annabelle in her "Uncle Sam" top hat and coat with tails will be coming soon!

I do want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for visiting my blog and leaving some great comments this year.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  I will also take this time to wish you all a very happy, exciting and stitchy new year!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry, Merry!

A very Merry Christmas to all!  Annabelle says, " Enjoy this time with family and friends!"

Monday, December 10, 2012

We have a finish!

Yeah!  This was one of the few BOM's  I managed to keep up with all year.  Shabby Fabrics Country Cottages BOM (patterns still available for free on the website!).  I started putting it all together late Saturday; messed around with it a little more on Sunday; and put the final border on this morning.
Ta Da!!

It is placed across the back of my sofa, since I didn't have anyone available at the time to hold it up for me.  

Sunday, December 9, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Here it is!  The last block for Shabby Fabrics Country Cottage BOM!  I have started the assembly of the entire quilt, with only the outer border remaining to be attached.  Done just in time for the Christmas holidays!

(Not sure why my camera is making all those lines appear....)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Don't know what it is...quilts with pumpkins appeal to me...the whole autumn theme I guess is a favorite of mine.  Needless to say, when I saw Bunny Hill's Pumpkinville, I signed up for a BOM right away.  I really liked the wool version (Pumpkin Hollow), but couldn't find a shop who was doing it, at the time.  This is the first time I have done a BOM through The Fat Quarter Shop.  You receive the entire set of patterns at once.  You are also to complete two sections of the quilt, which is the equivalent of three blocks. 

Here is Block #1: (lots of wrinkles-sorry-,as I was too impatient to iron it before the picture).