Saturday, January 6, 2018

Happy New Year!!

Well, it seems all the end of the year holidays have passed us by, and it has almost been two months since I have posted.  A few days after my last posting I began a job search which has been less than exciting, frustrating, exhausting, and was taking everything I had just to participate in.  It always comes when you least expect it, and there are days I don't know what to do because I'd love to believe that perfect job will just land in my lap.  Haha!  So I've stayed away from my sewing room, and I decided its a new year, and time to get back to what I love most...creating.

It is my hope to finish the started projects that have been pushed aside to make room for some fun new ones.  As you can see we have snow, and it is was -6 F when I was out trying to photograph this.  It is almost all quilted, needs binding, and then it will be ready for Christmas next year.  This pattern is Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas by Lori Holt.  I used Nancy Halvorsen Christmas fabrics which are bright and fun.

This quilt is This Way and That Way from the book 12-Pack Quilts by Me and My Sister Designs.  I used Fig Tree Coney Island fabrics and love how it is turning out.  It needs borders and to be quilted and bound.  It is my goal to finish both of these in the month of January while participating in the One Monthly Goal Link Up.  Hopefully I can motivate myself to actually finish something big each month (and take my mind off of looking for a job).  I am wishing you a happy, healthy New Year, and that you are surrounded by those you love!  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Pretty Handmades

I shared a while back that I had done some pattern testing for Lauren Wright's (Molly and Mama) new book Pretty Handmades.  At that time I did not have a copy of the book, and Lauren had a blog parade for her book launch which I did not want to take away from.  The book has been released, and I do have a copy now, so I would love to share a few of the things I was fortunate to make.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Mini Charm Chocolates Sew Along with Fat Quarter Shop

I am so excited to finally be able to share this quilt with you.  It has been a long time coming, but well worth the wait!   (And yes, we did put one Christmas tree up already)!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

I Goofed...

All week last week I was sure that the Mini Charm Chocolates Quilt Along was this Friday...well, it was not.  It is November 3.  SO, that being said I wanted to share a few things I've finished so at least there was something to show.  To be honest I have a lot of huge decisions to make in the near future, and I think I am trying so hard not to dwell on them I'm throwing myself into other things that make me happy.  On a good note, I won't be frantically sewing the days before the deadline, because my quilt is finished. ;)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mini Charm Chocolate Quilt Sew Along

Twice in a week...and I will be back again on Friday.  Just wanted to share with you that I've been sewing for the Fat Quarter Shop Mini Charm Chocolate sew along, and have actually finished another quilt.

There are lots of 2-1/2" squares in this one.  And it is quick to piece!  It would make a great gift if you are thinking Christmas at all.  (I'm always thinking Christmas).  ;)

 It is quilted, bound, and ready to share (on Friday).  

I'm starting another quilt along with Thelma of Cupcakes N' Daisies, although I am well behind.  It is a fall quilt, so I haven't completely forgotten about falling leaves and pumpkins.  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen

Friday, October 6, 2017

FQS Cobblestone Sew Along

Today marks the beginning of the Fat Quarter Shop's Cobblestone Sew Along.  This is such a fun quilt to make and really does not take a lot of time to piece.

I used Sweetwater's Hometown Christmas Edition fabrics, which has a Christmas/holiday theme, but really doesn't read that.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A New Pattern

For my newest project I've been working on an upcoming Fat Quarter Shop pattern.

I chose Hometown Christmas Edition fabric by Sweetwater (which I absolutely love).