"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Saturday, December 13, 2014

I’ve been busy!

I’ve also been remiss.  I received this postcard from Lin over a week ago, and forgot to share it!  Lin was my partner in Sheila’s Christmas postcard exchange.  If you pop over to visit Lin’s blog, she gives a description of how she made it – very interesting!


The fabrics are shimmery and so beautiful!  Thanks Lin.  I forgot to take a picture of the card I made for Lin, so I’ll have to wait and see if she posts a picture.


Last month, I did some cross stitching, and finished two projects.  I haven’t framed or made them into anything yet, but here’s what I have so far.

This pattern was designed by my friend Liz over at Sunflower Fields Pattern Co.  Liz no longer designs cross stitch patterns, but instead, she designs the cutest little wool patterns that you’ve ever seen.  If you’ve never been to her blog, you should definitely pay her a visit.  I actually asked her about this pattern when it was in the background of one of her little wooly displays, and she very graciously gifted me the pattern.  Thanks Liz!!  I’ll get it framed soon.  I love all things sunflower.



This is Daisy Lane Cottage by Little House Needleworks.  I think I started it several months ago, and then it languished in the ‘pile’.  I always have to have hand work available when I’m watching TV, and it’s what I grabbed one night.  I think it might get made into a small cushion?  I also love patterns with houses and cottages.


But enough about Spring flowers and cottages.  Let’s jump to the current season.  Our Guild is doing a UFO Challenge, and this was the first UFO that I had to complete.  My goal was to get it quilted and bound, but as I may have mentioned last month, I discovered that I had never put it together.  It took me nearly an entire day at Retreat to make the sashing and get it all pieced together.  I give you Warm Winter Blessings.

This was quilted on my Sweet 16, and I’m tickled pink with the way it turned out.  This is by Primitive Gatherings, and was done as a BOM through my quilt club at the LQS.


There was a LOT of leftover fabric from the sashing, which is scrappy, although it’s hard to tell in this picture.  I got 12 fat quarters, 6 neutral and 6 of the medium blue, and I only used about half of each.  I’ve already made a small wall hanging from this line of fabric, and I have another wonderful snowman quilt coming up soon with this fabric.  So I turned the ‘scraps’ into another quilt.


This was given to our Guild Service project for the Sheriff’s Department.  Sorry about the quality of the picture, but I was ready to hand it over when I realized that I didn’t have a picture yet.  Very simple, but I really like it, and I’m hoping it will comfort a child in need some day.  I thought these quilts were due at the December meeting, but I actually have another month, so I may try to get one more made from y ever growing supply of scraps.  The ONLY requirement for the quilts are that they must fit inside a 2 gallon zip lock bag.


Other than a huge pile of flimsies waiting to be quilted, I don’t have a quilt in progress right now.  I must remedy that soon!  I certainly have enough fabric and patterns to choose from. 

What to start next?         Sunny


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  1. Oh my when you do show up--
    you show us lots of creative things--!!!!!:-)
    I still love that Snowman quilt--
    it looks so warm and cozy and right now my feet are cold sitting here on the computer!!!!
    I never run out of ideas or projects to do--my problem is deciding which one to work on, or start--so === then nothing gets done--crazy, Di!!!!
    hugs, di and miss gracie

  2. Wow! What a wonderful post. Of course my eyes were drawn to WWBlssings...gorgeous! I am quilting mine this week. I have the snowmen blocks finished and I am working on the sashing now. What a beautiful project to play with. You inspire me to keep on trucking!

  3. Beautiful cross stitching and I adore your snowmen too! Lovely postcard as well. Stay cosy!

  4. A very pretty postcard! I will have to check out how she made it. I really like both if your cross stitch projects, but I think I like that cute little cottage best. Congratulations on finishing your Winter Blessings quilt, I love those snowmen! And then another quilt from your scraps, you have been very busy!

  5. That postcard is just lovely!!! And I love your x-stitch. I've never done that - don't think my eyes could cope at this point, lol. That snowman quilt is gorgeous, I really love the sashing, and the donation quilt you made! Well done, girl!

  6. love your warm winter blessings and donation quilts. could it be the blue???? hmmmmm

  7. lots of lovelies to look at Sunny! nice to see someone else doing a bit of x-stitching... and your Snowman quilt is just amazing, well done, I love it!

  8. Lots of lovely work Sunny - I particularly like your cross stitch pieces. Glad you like my card - I shall post a picture of yours as soon as I receive it. xx

  9. I LOVE both of those quilts ... but then I'm partial to snowmen and blue and white quilts. ;-)

    I've been quilting for 30+ years, but about 15-20 years ago, I was doing more counted cross stitching than quilting ... I was still working full time and it took soooo long for a quilt to be finished (I'm a hand quilter) ... I found that doing counted cross stitch allowed me to have a finish often enough to satisfy. ;-)

  10. Awesome, so glad to hear you've made "friends" with your machine;)

    I love both the cross stitched pieces. Black-eyed Susans (or sunflowers) are a favorite of mine and I like anything that reminds me of a farmhouse!

  11. Lovely work with the cross stitch projects. They look great.
    Great to see the snowmen quilt together.
    The donation quilt is a great way to use those lovely left over fabrics.

  12. Beautiful Christmas Postcard from Lin..
    Love your cross stitch and you have been busy quilting..
    Ah have you ever finished your SHRR......??

  13. You HAVE been busy! Love all the projects, especially the cross-stitch.


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