Friday, November 27, 2015

Farmer's Wife: Carrie (21) and Cat (22)

These two blocks were some of the easiest of the pairs of blocks I've been doing each week. Neither had too many pieces.

Carrie (21)

Cat (22) - I love this combination of the green and the dark brown.

Interested in playing along?  These are from the book -   Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt and there are two great quilt alongs with plenty of tips and ideas.  VeryKerryBerry  is doing the blocks in numerical order while Gnome Angel is doing them in order from easiest to hardest.

My fabrics are from Moda Fig Tree.  There are so many different versions underway right now - so much inspiration out there!

Happy Stitching!

Black Friday Fabric Shopping!!

Two of my sponsors are holding great sales for Black Friday.   What a great excuse to stay in my PJs and do some fabric shopping!!

Fat Quarter Shop is offering 25% off all orders!!  I can do some serious damage to my wallet with this one.  :-)   This sale runs through Saturday at 10 pm CST.

Green Fairy Quilts is also running a fantastic sales for Black Friday.   They are running a whole series of deals - check it out!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Getting ready for the holidays!

We've plans for a quiet Thanksgiving this year.  No traveling but plenty of good food and delicious deserts.  The girls are really looking forward to some time off of school, no homework, no dance lessons.

There will be time for sewing and I'm planning on making a few more Christmas gifts.  I'm going to make a whole bunch of these headphone pouches.

I featured the tutorial on my Elm Street Quilts blog - check it out.   I also put together a supply kit for them and posted them on Etsy.

Have a wonderful day with family and friends!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Bonnie's mystery quilt

I'm not yet a member of a quilt guild and have always wondered what goes on in the meetings and what I might be missing.  So when I noticed from a blog post that Bonnie Hunter was going to be speaking at a local guild meeting, I made plans to attend.

This photo is from Bonine's Instagram feed - I'm in the very back row - the lady in the red shirt on the right hand side of the photo.

She was really fun to listen to and the room was packed.   She shared many of her quilts and talked a lot about leaders and enders.   (Not the best photo but I was in the way back!)

The most fun was to see all these quilts that I've seen pictures of on her blog and to see them in person.  At the end of her talk, you could go up and see the quilts first hand - such fun.

The Friday after Thanksgiving each year Bonnie launches a mystery quilt - clues each week.  This year's mystery is called Allietare!

I've got my fabric ready - the red is FigTree Farmhouse, the gold is Hello Fall, the black is Lakeside Gatherings Beacon Titanium, gray is Lakeside Gatherings Mini Anchors Dock.  

This will be my third time doing her mystery quilts - here are the previous quilts:

Grand Illusions - 2014  - (the leftover fabric from this quilt is what I am using to make my Farmer's Wife quilt!)

Celtic Soltice (2013)

Easy Street (2012).  This one was gifted to my sister in law when she turned 50.

Are you planning on joining in for this years mystery?

Happy Stitching!