Sunday, November 29, 2009

Carolina Christmas Part I and II

I'm already enjoying Bonnie's new quilt a long. It's not too late to start and you'll have a beautiful bed quilt when you're done.

Step I
and Step II
I'm now anxiously awaiting the next step. Like Bonnie I want to have it on my bed this Christmas.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Though this is a bit late I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I've been hard at work on quilts and such. I finished some wallhangings for a customer. These are made from shirts and ties. I made five wall hangings along with four full size quilts.

This little dolly was a gift for my daughter for her fifth birthday. She was very easy to make. The pattern is from Oh Sew Dollin. She has some VERY cute patterns on her site. Check them out.

We have our tree decorated. Here are just a few of the ornaments that we decorate with. I love pulling these out every year. These birdhouses were made by my former boss. She does beautiful wood work. These are not painted. They are actually different woods. Aren't they beautiful?

This one is made using a sea urchin shell. It's so delicate.

This is a small pillow type ornament that I stitched.

Here are two pear ornaments I just finished today. The pattern can be found at Connecting Threads. I'll be adding more pics of my favorite ornaments as time goes by. I love ornaments especially handmade ones.

And here are my fabrics for Bonnie's new mystery quilt along. It's called Carolina Christmas. This is the third mystery quilt I've done with Bonnie and they always turn out so beautifully. It's just beginning so join in here.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Life is Beautiful

Helen is having a Life is Beautiful contest and you should see the amazing quilt she has just released. Here is a sneak peak but you you really need to go see her blog and read more about it. Click here for her blog.

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.

Proverbs 17:22

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Memory Quilt and Christmas Quilt

I finished a memory quilt for a friend. Just a small wallhanging. This will be a gift for her mother in law. It's made from her girls clothes. I think the contrasting patterns turned out pretty well. I quilted swirls into it.

And here is a little pic of one of my labels.

And the mystery quilt finish. This is Christmas Lights, a mystery quilt-a-long with Quiltmaker magazine and Bonnie Hunter. I so enjoy Bonnie's quilt patterns. They are so easy and yet they look so complex and stunning when finished.

And in true Bonnie Hunter fashion, the back was made entirely of scraps. I quilted stars and hearts with swirls into the quilt.