Sunday, May 16, 2021
Hello and welcome to the Born to be Wild Blog Hop hosted by the fabulous Carol of Just Let Me Quilt . Today is my day to reveal my project, and I am so excited to show you what I have created.
Thank you, Carol, for hosting such a great blog hop. Where do you come up with all these ideas??? This has been such great fun!
Look who else is Born to be Wild:
Friday, May 14, 2021
Homespun Hannah's Blog
Just Sew Quilter
Just Because Quilts
For The Love Of Geese
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Life in the Scrapatch
Sewing Up My Fabric
Ms P Designs USA
Patchouli Moon Studio
Hill Valley Quilter
Stitchin At Home
Sew Many Yarns
Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel
Words & Stitches
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Ho Ho Ho
Who doesn't love cookies?
Can you believe it is already December 1st? Where has the time gone? We have been through many trials and tribulations this year, some of them devastating, but we are here today in each other's company, enjoying a bit of seasonal fun. Well done, us! I'm sure I'm not the only one who is appreciative of all our fellow quilters and artists who have contributed so much of their time and self to bring us a little comfort and joy during difficult times. Thank you, sister quilters, and thank you, Carol and Carla, for hosting these hops this past year, and for helping to keep our hands, hearts, and minds busy. God Bless You All.
And now to share my contribution to the Virtual Cookie Exchange and Christmas Blog Hop hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.I'm sure Santa won't be able to resist these delicious chocolate chip cookies when he stops by this Christmas Eve. This recipe comes from my lettering teacher, Lindsay Ostrom, Creator of Cuteness. These are basically oatmeal cookies chock full of yummy goodness like Rice Krispies, milk chocolate chips, and chopped nuts. Your kitchen will smell heavenly while these are baking in the oven! The recipe makes a boatload of cookies to share, but you will want to make a second batch just for you.
I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday.
I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday.
Monday, October 26, 2020
From time to time, we all want to give a little gift to someone who has done us a kindness, and it's always more special if that gift is handmade. Carol's idea for this hop was to share small projects we can make and give as gifts. Of course I had to join the fun, but I was so excited to see the great projects made by everyone else!
For my project, I made a Composition Notebook cover.
I like to keep a stash of these inexpensive booklets. They are bound and have about 100 pages of either lined or grid paper. (I personally like the grid paper.) I keep quilt ideas in one, recipes in another, to-do lists in another -- their uses are endless.
These are great little notebooks, but they are not very pretty. My grandkids use these in school for taking class notes, and by the time they reach the last few pages, the books look pretty dogeared. As my project I thought it would be nice to make some pretty covers for my grandkids' school notebooks.
I made my cover like I would a quilt, with a top, backing, and binding. There are all sorts of videos on YouTube on how to make these covers, so I won't bore you with how I made this one.
One of the most important things to remember when you are making one of these is to measure the book you are covering. They are not all the same size!
I added a pencil holder to the front of my cover and side pockets to the inside flaps.
I did some simple and quick quilting in the ditch to the front of my cover, then placed the backing on top of this and pinned it in place. I cut my binding strips at 2 1/2" and sewed around the cover.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm going to pour myself another cup of coffee and go see what great projects the others are doing. Won't you join me?
Just Because Quilts (you are here)
Sunday, October 18, 2020
And welcome to the Halloween Hoppin' Blog Hop hosted by Marian at Seams To Be Sew. Thank you, Marian, for putting together this fun and inspirational hop for all of us ghoul fiends!
Today is the first day of this SPOOK-tacular hop, and I'm excited to show you what I've been working on. We won't be handing out any treats this year because of Covid 19, so I focused my attention on decorating the inside of the house.
I found a cute trio of ghosts on Pinterest created by Bloomin Minds. The dining room table needed a spot of festive color, so I created this bats and ghosts table runner. They look friendly, don't they? (I was going to applique fangs on the bats, but I didn't want anything scary. We've had enough scary this year.)
I drew the ghosts on a long strip of white cotton fabric with fusible backing underneath. Once the ghosts were adhered to the background, I sewed around them in black to keep them secure and to give them some definition. Their eyes are different sizes of black buttons. Because I wanted their happy grins to stand out, I outlined them with Tulip Slick paint. The bats were cut out and fused to the background, then outlined in white thread.
Monday, October 19
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Wednesday, October 21