Wednesday, November 6, 2019

On a Break...

I'm on a creative and blogging break, probably until the new year. Just dealing with household things and re-calibrating my brain! Happy Holidays to everyone, when they arrive.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Once Upon a Story Show and Tell Day AND Witch Stitchy Blog Hop

I'm participating in TWO blog hops today, so I decided to put them into one post. First up...

It's Show & Tell Day:
Just Let Me Quilt

I wanted to share two projects with you. If you haven't read the original post about my row, you can read it here.

For my first project, I started with my Aesop's Fable Row...
(Once again, here's the link to the free row PATTERN. )

...and turned it into a wall hanging by adding more stars to the top and bottom:
I did some very simple quilting in the ditch around the blocks, and some around each star. Then, instead of binding it, I finished it off using this very easy facing technique.

One other interesting note about my project, I sewed the entire piece by hand. I hand-appliqued each block, hand-pieced the blocks together, hand-quilted it, and then hand-sewed the facing. I really enjoy other forms of hand work, and found this whole process very enjoyable as well!
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For my second project, I took my Crow & Pitcher Block from the row pattern, and turned it into a WoolFelt pincushion. I thought the prim look of it would translate nicely into a pincushion...I hope you agree:

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Be sure to enter today's giveaways!



a Rafflecopter giveaway
You can enter all these giveaways in the one Rafflecopter, as shown in this image:


Also...

a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Next....


A big thanks to Carol of Just Let Me Quilt, for bringing us this great hop!

Here are today's participants:
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For my project, I designed a 16" WoolFelt table mat/penny rug simply titled "Skulls." It would be a perfect addition to any Halloween table or decor.


It only requires two colors of WoolFelt, and two colors of DMC embroidery floss, and sews up fairly quickly.


It's spooky enough for Halloween, but not too scary with some friendly flowers in the center!


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https://www.etsy.com/listing/738912091/skulls-penny-rug
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Please leave a comment. I will reply to all of them via email, unless you are a No Reply Blogger.
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Be sure to visit all the other participants in this hop. Here's the complete schedule: