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We had a couple dozen trick or treater's last night and hope to see more tonight. It was a bit rainy last night and tonight it's supposed to be much colder, so I don't know what the final tally will be.
Trick or treat hours ended at 8 p.m. so at 8:01 I put Addy out in the back yard and I went upstairs to sew ... read more
It's already Halloween! The only frightening thing around here is when I look in the mirror and see that old woman....YIKES! Just about the only thing I've ever made for Halloween is a quilt that I stitched up to sell Halloween fabrics from the shop. Almost all of it sold before I got the quilt done (shocker). Here are some blocks:
One of my favorites this week is actually a book I am honored to present: it's a compilation of fifteen different scrap quilts by a great group. I'm honored to have been asked to contribute a quilt for the book. Scraps, Inc.Vol.1: 15 Block-Based designs for the Modern Quilter was introduced at Quilt Market in Houston, and so I can finally share my quilt.
My friend Natalia of Piece 'N Quilt did the amazing quilting. My challenge was to quilt with scraps, and I ended up being rather successful until I had to buy a quarter ... read more
Can you believe we are into month 10 of our little projects? Seems like just yesterday that we started working on all these fun little goodies.
A big thanks to all of you who have commented how much you enjoy seeing what we’re working on. We are having a great time making them, so we’re glad you are with us on this journey.
First up is a leftover project from last month. It’s the “Tumbling Leaves” quilt from the book 101 Fabulous Small Quilts.
First up is Sandy’s version.
And mine. We both used wool for ...read more
What do you do with your thread scraps? Save them or throw them away?
I belong to several facebook quilting groups from Fabric Crafters U-Bid Fabric Destash to Quilting and Sewing Enthusiasts to Professional Long Arm Quilters and Long Arm Quilters Groups. In one of the Long Arm Groups one of the members shared her empty spools and a container of all her worn out needles.
Well....I saved all my thread scraps from the past 11 years years of long arm quilting! I started saving them, because I did not have a wastepaper basket next to my long arm ... read more
Welcome to finish it up Friday!
Just a few things to share today....
|vintage needle threader and Hosiery mending kits|
|ceramic Elephant pincushion and tape measure|
|lots of fun fabrics|
|pin cushions and decorative pins|
|tomatoes, peanuts, Brussels sprouts and lemons|
|sewing machine teapot|
I have been busy sewing, but, no pictures yet. I'll post my NewFO's and my finishes in a day or two.
Oh yea, it ...
I was so impressed with these bat cutouts made by my daughter-in-law Prachi that I decided to share them here. She told me she had an old black felt blanket from which she cut out these bat shapes and stuck them to the brick wall on their porch area. Don't they look great there? And it makes a nice contrast with the bright orange pumpkin. I know today is Halloween so maybe next year?read more
I googled "how do you clean melted plastic off an iron?" and found several solutions. This is the one she followed.
She emptied all the water out of the iron and let it cool, then put it in the freezer. After a couple of hours she took the iron out of the freezer and the melted plastic bag peeled right off ...
"Flower Power" Block für den Hasenbach Challenge und Herbst- Halloween- Dekos..read more
Hay Cove, the test knit for Laura Aylor, is off the needles! Last night I got most of the tail weaving done but still have part of one sleeve left to do. The pattern is not yet available but I will let you know when Laura releases it. My sweater has not been blocked yet. […]read more
21 October Sonia Spence fabricandflowersuk.blogspot ... read more
I don't really do much holiday crafting. I'm not that girl on your IG feed who has made 6 pillows, 4 bags, a throw blanket, 2 baskets and some bunting out of her never ending supply of 'Boo Crew' fabric. I mean, it's one day, people. If you want to make and post something cool; make your kid a costume! Anyway, a few weeks ago Kimberly gave me this skeleton fabric scrap, so I gave in and decided to make one Halloween mini quilt. Especially after I realized the fabric glows in the dark!!