Monday, November 30, 2015

Holiday wishes

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  Ours was wonderful and relaxing and there was some time to sew!

First, a finish - 

I made this mini using this free paper piecing pattern.   I fussy cut the geese so that each of the 12 Days of Christmas are front and center.

Once this mini was done, I was ready to start a smaller project so found a whole box of scraps and starting creating mittens!

This fabric is from a Kate Spain line from a few years ago.  I won a giveaway on her blog and the prize was a 20 lb (yes!) bag of fabric scraps.  I used some of them right away and then spent time this weekend(finally) cutting them into pieces good for the mitten block or just some 2 1/2 '' strips.  Gonna have some fun!

 Finally, did you take advantage of any Black Friday fabric shopping?  I know I managed to add some things to my stash - some AMB solids in yummy colors.  Can't wait for them to arrive.

There are a bunch of Cyber Monday sales out there and I wanted to pass on the deal from one of my sponsors - Fat Quarter Shop sale on precuts runs through Tuesday, December 1 (midnight)!

Making my min quilt Holiday Wishes was part of a monthly sewalong called Mini Quilt and More hosted by Sherri from A Quilting Life and  Michele of Island Life Quilts .  There will be a parade of minis next week so I'll perhaps be inspired with other fabric combinations.   Finishing this mini was also my November goal for ALYOF.  (Goal post here.)   You can check out more information on ALYOF on Sew Bitter Sweet Designs.

 Happy Stitching!


  1. What a fun idea to fussy cut the 12 days in your geese!! Your mini is very festive!

  2. Great finish! Loving those mittens, too!

  3. 20 pounds?! Wow! I will email you my Christmas sewing project as its great for scraps too. It needs 22 inches of background too, tho.


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