Monday, September 24, 2012


Hey all!

I have been having so much fun the last few days with my Stocking die - I just had to share!


So far I have cut well over 50 complete kits - outside, liner and tab from fabric donated by a dear friend!  Our guild is going to make these and donate them to a local charity that provides Christmas gifts to needy children in our community.

Since the pattern on the Accuquilt site leaves the seam allowances exposed I came up with a different way to make the stockings and I decided to make a video about it so that I could easily share.

I hope that you all like it - if you have any questions please feel free to let me know!  Ok now to get back to making more stocking kits!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Bright Strata Star

Hi all!

Yesterday was a meet the teacher day at my LQS so I was there answering questions about the classes that I was teaching.  While I was walking around carrying my Christmas Strata Star I saw these beautiful bright batiks and wanted to turn them into a Strata Star too!

Aren't they yummy!!??  I cut them up and worked on my table topper this morning.

Ahhh what a sizzling table topper!  Because this is a no-bind project it is ready to go - even without the quilting being finished yet.  I will decide how I want to quilt it tomorrow I think.  For now, I think I'll just enjoy the colours!  Hmmm, this one is a little summery - I think a fall one might be in order ;-)

Don't you love batiks!

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Scrap Quilt Challenge

Hi all!

I did something I've never done before!  I entered an online quilt competition.  I hope that you will take a minute to check out the quilts, maybe draw some inspiration for your next scrap quilt, and, take a minute to vote!  You can see the quilts and vote at - Mine is the SunShowerQuilts-Scrappy Spool Illusions - the first entry. You don't need to sign up or enter you email - just one click I promise!

You can see the entries on the Flickr group

Ok so hop on over and vote!

Saturday, September 01, 2012

I Made a Bag

Happy Septemeber!

Remember in July when I found a bunch of scraps from a quilt for 2008?   I knew I wanted to do something with them but I couldn't decide what.  I thought that I would use them on the back of a quilt but I didn't.  I looked at them yesterday and decided I would sew them together to make a bag.  I had an idea that I thought might make a cool bag pattern and a little tutorial for you all.


Here's the bag!  But, no tutorial.  My idea worked - sort of LOL!  In the end I got a bag but I had to really fight for it to work.  So, here's the finished bag, which used up all of those scraps, but, no tutorial because I didn't like the way that it went together.  :-(  I do like the finished bag though!

Best of all - this is all from my stash!

A Rag Quilt Gift and a Rag Rectangle Trick

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