June 25, 2012

Quilt in a Day

This is the fastest quilt I've ever finished. Big, chunky pieces = done in a snap! I got my inspiration for this post on I'm a Ginger Monkey's blog. The original creator features a tutorial here.

I used some Anna Maria Horner Velveteen and some coffee colored Timeless Treasures Sketch for the background. The squares are 13-1/2" and the quilt is 55" x 55".

The velveteen was not the easiest fabric to work with, but I got some tips on the internet and the secret is to pin the heck out of it. Easy, peasy.

June 19, 2012

Ho Ho Ho!

Every year when I get out the Christmas decorations, the family stockings have looked more and more dated. I made the kids' stockings from an old Debbie Mumm pattern using fusible applique. They've held up pretty well, but my daughter's stocking has been losing a letter every year. In 2010, there was one "L" remaining. Last Christmas, there was nothing left.

I've wanted to make this stocking ever since Camille Roskelley introduced her Merry pattern. After Christmas last year, I anxiously waited for Moda's Blitzen by Basic Grey to hit the stores and now that the fabric is available, I'm in full production mode!

Here are the first 4 of 5 mini quilts that will be become the Stashmaster family stockings for 2012. No fusible applique for the names this year, though. I want these to last!!!