Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Star Kissed Quilt for Sale

Remember this quilt? 
It's one of my all time favorite Christmas quilts I've ever made.  I used Kate Spain's 12 Days of Christmas and quilted fun snowflake design.  I.LOVE.THIS.QUILT.
As I got thinking of what Christmas quilts I should display this year - I have 2 new ones I've made over the last 12 months and have a few from the past that are still favorites.  So I decided to let this one go.  I thought if I'm not going to display it, it needs to be in a home and loved! 
If you're interested - head on over here to look.  It would make a great gift too!
Hope you're enjoying this holiday week and getting ready for Thanksgiving and Holiday decorating!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Marys Cottage Quilt



A month or two ago - I was lucky enough to quilt this quilt up for Mary from Mary's Cottage Quilts.  This is one of her new patterns and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

I loved this pattern first because of the stars (my favorite) and second because of the chain feel.  I also loved that this quilt has an old time feel - yet with the reds and aqua its more vintage and modern which I love!  This pattern is on my to do list!

Mary chose Deb's Feathers which is one of my favorites!

I loved the bright red border and how the back looks with this feather. 

I don't even know what the name of the pattern is - if you're interested I know Mary is selling it at Elaine's Quilt Block.  I'll update this post with the name as soon as I get my own pattern.  Thanks Mary for letting me work on such a beautiful quilt! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Menu Mondays

I haven't put a menu up in a few weeks - so thought I should get organized and back on track!

Monday - Panko crusted chicken  w/chili sauce and salad
Tuesday - Grandma's Goulash w/salad
Wednesday - Pear and blue cheese salad w/rolls
Thursday - Tomato soup w/grilled cheese
Friday - Eat out

Soup season!  I've been lunching on Taco Soup since Halloween - love this time of year!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

October Review

I can't believe October has already come and gone!  It feels like just yesterday I was putting up all my Halloween decorations!  Now I'm going to have to take them all down!

Last year I started collecting these cute Halloween houses from Department 56.  I got a little obsessed and even had to take a few back because I didn't have room for them all!  I can't believe I already have to take them down!

I finally got my Halloween quilt out and hung.  
This is one of my favorites - pattern is Wild Things by Thimble Blossoms.  I think the fabric used was called Monsters or Little Monsters or something like that from Sandy Gervais.  

I've also been busy quilting a few quilts!  

This fun Ghastly one was done with the all over Spider Web pattern.  I love this pattern - it adds so much texture to the quilt without over powering the fabric.  

Love how fun the back looked too!
This next little quilt was fun to do - you can't totally tell from the picture, but I used the Spider web pattern smaller in the borders - stitched 1/4 inch in on the sashing and did the spiderweb pattern bigger in each block.  

I thought the backing looked cool too!  This was a cute fun quilt to work on!

This quilt and pattern I have done a few times this month!  I have the cutest group of girls who get together and sew each Wednesday.  They decided they wanted to make this quilt for Halloween.  It was so much fun to see how different these turned out - and I've loved getting to know these girls!
I want to be in their quilt group!

Lisa chose Skulls for her quilt

She always brings me backs with fun minky (or all mink) and the skulls looked so cool on the minky!
This next quilt I did a few months ago - what a fun way to use a jelly roll!  I loved how bright and festive it is!

Kathy chose Candy Corns for this quilt and I think it fit it perfectly!

The back was covered in Candy Corns so kind of fitting

This quilt I have seen at my local quilt store and a cute new client Dana from California shipped it my way!  

I love the black between the rows and the cute little monsters.  Perfect for the Sweetwater Halloween line!

Dana chose the Trick O Treat pattern which is so cute quilted up!

A little stippling around the monsters.

And a great polka dot on the back - this dot should be in everyone's stash!

This next quilt was Chantel's from the Wednesday quilt group.  She chose Spider Web for her pattern.

I love how just changing up the pattern took on a whole different look to this quilt from Lisa with the Skulls.  

Chantel had a minky backing and looked so cool with the web.  

Megan is a new client - and daughter to Dana.  She made this cute quilt up using the same Boo line from Sweetwater as her mom's monster quilt.  

She used Candy Corns for her design and black thread - love how it turned out!

The backing fabric was so cute too with the little monsters.  I love this line!

Interrupting the quilts to share a cute/scary pic of my kids at the Cornbelly festival.  We had a great day hanging in the warm sun - playing on slides and big huge trampolines.  I love a good fall festival!

Last but not least is the last quilt from Brenda - again the same quilt pattern and she chose Spider Webs also - but she changed up her backing a little.  

Although I love all quilts - I'm a sucker for minky, a sucker for chevrons, and Halloween - and didn't want to give this one back!  The lime green minky backing was to die for!!!!

I had such a fun, busy month - and am a little sad to see it go!