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

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's a Quilt!

I received word yesterday that the quilting was complete on my Bizzy Garden.  Of course, I had to rush down to the shop and pick it up.  I spent the remainder of the afternoon and evening, creating and attaching the binding.  It is actually a quilt!!  I am so excited, since it is completely my own creation.  Take a peek:

Bizzy Garden (This is the link for the video....click on the words!)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

More Christmas

The Christmas tree is always the very center of everything in our house.  With that thought, I have made my popcorn-garland, patchwork tree the center of my Christmas quilt. (This quilt definitely needs a name and nothing is coming to me now.)

And, of course, everyone has their own stocking.  I thought this one reminded me of and what an elf's stocking might look like.  (It still needs a bit of embroidery at the top.)

Now, I'm now saying we have mice at our house.....but your know how the story goes....Twas the night before Christmas...and all through the house, not a creature was stirring....not even a mouse (or two, or three). :)
So, that's my progress, for now.  A few more blocks in the works, but the central row is pretty much complete.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

~ All Done!! ~

Phew!! Yeah! My third and final Henrietta Whiskers is done! First, there was the blue version...(which went to Bears Paw Fabrics as a shop model). Then there was my red version. And now....ta da!!! My pink one!

The main reason it has taken me so long to finish it was the outer border. I could not find I fabric that was 'just right.' I like this one...it has a very subtle stripe, which I placed horizontally for the borders.

One change I made was to add an extra Henrietta on the bottom border.  She was also given the largest acorn of all!

Second, I  made a four-patch block for the corners instead of the square in a square.

A major PINK Happy Dance!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Angels in High Heels

Remember the funky Partridge in a Pear Tree?  Well, that little bird has three companions...three singing angels...wearing high heels!  Too funny.  Block A is complete for A Christmas Story by Hatched and Patched Designs.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A new free BOM!

Harrington and Hannah

I love these bunnies!  Once I saw the first block, I had to start (you know how that goes!). 
Just finished the last bit of stitching on my January block:

This free BOM is being offered by Michelle May of The Raspberry Rabbits.  Each new block will be released on the 15th of the month.  I can't wait until February!

** For Ineke:  Looks like a green quilt is going to be on the way.  I actually did not plan it , but this combination of fabrics seemed to fall into place. :)  **

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Two Posts in One Day!!?

I finished the latest block (minus the ribbon embroidery) for my Quilted Village BOM.  I also forgot to post a picture of last month's block, a Church.  There are three rowhouses for this month. With the completion of the rowhouses, the top row of blocks is done.
Here's the church:

(It still needs one more giant ribbon flower.)

...and here are the rowhouses:

Country Cottages

My first Country Cottages BOM block!  This is a free pattern offered by Shabby Fabrics.  The free blocks will be available either through Shabby Fabrics website or on the blog link above. 

The original block size is larger than mine.  I made my pattern a bit smaller.  My blocks will be approximately 8".  I wanted to make them a bit smaller this time, since I have so many larger BOM's on the go right now. 

I did make a few changes...the snowman's eyes and mouth...the center of the snowflakes (I used snowflake buttons), wool felt for the curved border under the roof, and outlining my windows so they would stand out a bit more against my background fabric.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Christmas Angel

I have added my little Christmas angel's basket of peppermint sticks.  I have also made a change to the fabric on her wings.   She will probably have a few buttons strewn about in the background, as well.

(** sorry for the sideways picture...I was trying to get her basket into the frame on the camera...didn't realize until after, it was crooked!)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Little More

A sneak peak at my next block for my Christmas quilt....still needs a lot of embellishment.....

I was able to purchase more of the swirly beige background fabric.  I want to use this fabric for the background in all my blocks.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Berries and Bluebirds

I had almost finished Block 3 for Berries and Bluebirds a little before Christmas.  It still needs the leaves and berries along the vine at the bottom as well as some little leaves for the flowers in the border.  To help inspire me to finish this block, I decided to post a picture of my progress.

(That is a portion of Block 2 you see behind it.)