Monday, February 13, 2017

Cardinal Wall Hanging

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.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas Presents

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.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Hexie Christmas Ornaments

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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Table Toppers

I'm on a quest to use up small pieces of fabrics so I made these table toppers from pieces of the holly fabric plus the last bit of the red and green fabrics.
I had enough left to make an origami style ornament with the last small piece.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fall table Runner

This table runner is a combination of several patterns I've made in the past.  I made it to use up the last of the leafy fall fabric. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fall Table Topper

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.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Christmas Runner

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. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Red, White & Blue Table Topper

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.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle

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.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Easter Eggs

I made these Easter eggs using the Iris Folding patterns I found online at  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. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Paper Pieced Shamrock Towel

I recently discovered Iris Folding Patterns at  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.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Table Topper

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.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Think Spring!

I needed a quick project for a boring afternoon and decided to do an Easter themed kitchen towel to drape over my oven door handle. This was another way to use up scraps of fabric. 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cardinal Quilt

I decorate with cardinals during the winter so this quilt was perfect for my living room.  It is from the pattern Winter's Song by Cheryl Hanes and Prairie Point Peddler.