I found this cardinal project kit at one of my favorite local quilt shops, Witches' Stitches in Big Flats, NY. I decorate with cardinals after Christmas. I added three dimensional pine cones I found in a craft store instead of the flat button ones that came in the kit. The pine needles and branches are sewn on with embroidery floss. The pattern is "Cardinals" by Patch Abilities, Inc.
My daughter requested a tree skirt for Christmas so I made it using the same pattern I've used for the toppers I recently posted for St. Patrick's Day, Fourth of July and fall. The pattern is Happy Holidays by Atkinson Designs and it comes with directions for 3 sizes including the tree skirt project. With the leftover holly fabric I made a table topper to match the tree skirt.
I used up scraps of Christmas fabrics to make these hexagon wreath ornaments.I made six of each color, sewed each side and then sewed the two sides together and added the jingle bell and hanger thread.
I made this fall table topper with the Atkinson Design pattern called Happy Holidays. I am trying to use up odds and ends of seasonal fabrics like the leafy print on the points. I've used this pattern for other holidays in the past. I like having a supply of table toppers on hand for gift giving or Chinese Auction donations.
Time to get back to sewing now that fall is in the air. This runner is from a Stitchin' Friends pattern called Pretty 'N Practical. I used Christmas fabrics I had left from another runner project. It is 15" wide by 43" in length.
I made this table topper to use during the summer patriotic holiday months. It is the same pattern as the St. Patrick's Day table topper I posted in March except I used the strippy star option for the reds instead of all solid points. This was another great project to use up odds and ends of fabric.
Moda Fabrics ran a sampler block shuffle from November 2015 to January 2016 where they released 3 blocks weekly for 10 weeks. Each block was designed by a different quilt teacher or quilt designer. I chose to make my blocks from a bundle of coordinated blacks, greys and whites with a few other fabrics thrown in. I made 15 more blocks than the original 30, using the same blocks in different color combinations or placements, which were also provided on the patterns. The finished quilt is twin size, specifically designed for a daybed.
I made these Easter eggs using the Iris Folding patterns I found online at www.circleofcrafters.com/irisfolding. Both eggs are 6" by 8" and prop on small easels for display. To use these patterns for paper piecing, I had to reverse the numerical order to do paper piecing, working from inside to outside as opposed to the paper folding where you work from outside to center.
I recently discovered Iris Folding Patterns at www.circleofcrafters.com/irisfolding. They have lots of free patterns available and are a quick project to complete. Instead of doing the paper folding process, I adapted this for paper piecing, fusing the final shape onto a background fabric and finishing with machine blanket stitching. This one is on a kitchen towel celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
I wanted a green table topper for St. Patrick's Day and saw a topper like this on the Sew Pieceful facebook page. I made a trip to this quilt shop located in Campbell, NY and bought the pattern and fabrics. The pattern is Happy Holidays by Atkinson Designs and has directions for 3 different sizes from table topper up to tree skirt size. I'm looking forward to making this topper again for other holidays.
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