I meant to post this last week and completely forgot. So that brings me to my yearly holiday warning that posts might be sporadic from not until January when school starts again.
I made this table runner for a door prize for an event. I actually made 4 different ones out of this fabric line (Evergreen by BasicGrey).
So long and skinny!
I love how the red stars just pop.
As per usual, I quilted it with my favorite table runner panto, PaisleyMax.
I love this Thimbleblossom fabric as a backing; a perfect match.
Now to finish some more Christmas gifts!
I finished up the next batch of TrueNorth bee blocks.
I also started addressing my Christmas cards and quickly discovered that I was short 4 cards.
But I think I have enough now.
So much for paring down the list this year lol.
I was asked to make some door prizes for an upcoming Christmas event. A quick go to is always a table runner and I was able to whip up these three in an evening of sewing and have a fourth in progress as well. And all from a single layer cake.
Sorry for the bad picture, maybe one day it will eventually stop raining here. And yes, that is more Grunge fabric you see mixed in there. Can you say addicted? lol
I took another Christmas card class last week. Figured these were the easiest way to get my Christmas cards done this year; couldn't repeat store-bought cards again this year!
This class was all sewing themed cards; hello, perfection!
Except the cards were a tad more involved than we thought. 3 hours to make 18 cards. Doable right? I think I finished 3 lol!
When I saw this pattern from CluckCluckSew, I tried to resist.
I tried really hard.
But this happened.
Isn't it fantastic?
|quilted with Pumpkins|
The easiest decision was the quilting pattern.
I had to go with pumpkins.
Aren't they cute?
I've been on a real Grunge fabric kick lately; I just can't get enough of it.
And the binding. I had a fun pumpkin print in my stash which was the perfect finishing touch.
2 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter, cooled slightly
1 cup milk (plus more as needed)
Topping and Filling
1 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1½ cups coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
dash of vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Generously grease a standard 12 cup muffin tin.
2. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients until well combined. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg mixture, stirring only until just combined.
3. Combine all the topping/filling ingredients. Gently fold half of the mixture into the muffin batter. 4. Spoon the muffin batter, about ¼ cup, into each muffin tin. Top with remaining brown sugar mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, or until muffins spring back when pressed lightly. Remove from oven. Cool slightly, then transfer carefully to a wire rack
5. Whisk together all of the frosting ingredients. Drizzle over the top of the muffins and enjoy every single delicious bite . . . maybe even lick your fingers when you're done.
Short and sweet today.
I wanted to make a little giftie for a friend and this was the perfect gift.
I knew the middle fabric was her favourite and sadly I didn't have anymore. But I had a Grunge fabric that matched so I was set.
I kept the quilting simple and ditched the letters and did my favourite waterstitch in the background.
And the red binding?
All in all, I think this took about 2 hours from start to finish.
And now I may have another one to go work on.
Lots of great looking client quilts lately. Christmas is getting closer every day(closer than I had thought!) and quilters have been busy!
This pretty Christmas quilt by Dianna
|quilted with Holly Ribbon|
Love this scrappy quilt by Gwen
|quilted with Laurie|
Also by Gwen,
|quilted with a meander|
Love this one by Bonnie
|quilted with Entangle|
This panto has become a real favourite.
A simple one by Marie
|Quilted with Bloomin Stars|
Love how the business of the panto works so well on this quilt.
Some pillow shams for Lauraine
|quilted with a meander|
I adore this one by Nadia
|quilted with Trailing Vine|
Another one of my favourites.
And this lovely one by Bev
|quilted with a meander|
We had a short school week last week and I totally forgot to blog. Sorry for abandoning you like that. On the plus side, I've been getting lots of sewing time.
My oldest asked for a new quilt last fall. I actually thought it was longer than that, but when I looked up when I first posted the fabrics, I was happy to see that it was January of this year :)
I had seen a quilt in a magazine and he loved it; colours and all.
The only thing he wanted me to change was the pieced section of the quilt was originally designed as being off-centered and he wanted it centered.
|my photo editor would not curve the edges of the picture lol|
I really wanted to highlight the pieced section of the quilt so I straight lined it. I had wanted to really heavily quilt the side panels with leaves, but he wanted stars. I love the texture now that it has been washed.
I went with a darker grey for the binding, love how it frames the quilt and matches the backing.
All the fabrics are from Moda's Grunge line. Such great fabrics; I love the weight of them.