Thursday, October 23, 2014


It's that time of year for ghosts, goblins and scary things.   
You can find them on my latest kwilt but I promise 
they WON'T scare you

You may have seen my IG and FB post 
as I worked on this one while I was on vacation. 
On the design wall

I had to use the ocean as the back drop for this top!

Finished the FMQ quilting at home on my Bernina!

Various designer prints - all pulled from my stash!
I luv to mix up the designers to see what happens!

Black backing and binding

Another 2014 stash buster - DONE!!
  I can add this one to my 
4QTR - 2014 Finish Along Challenge

And now "for sale" in my Etsy Shop

 What is your favorite kinda Halloween?   
Scary or Cute!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Handmade Christmas - October

I have really enjoyed making Holiday gifts all year 
and sticking to my commitment  for 

 Ghastlies zippy pouches. This time using their holiday fabrics.



I have some family members who luvvvvvvv Halloween.  
So these pillowcases are theirs.

Use 5" scraps or left over charms 
Fabric coasters for last minute gifts!
 See my tutorial here

Just one more month to honor the pledge.

Linking up to Insights From Sew Cal Gal
Lots of handmade goodness over there!

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Someone has been nipping at the bottle...
or should I say lots of bottles of Crown Royal. 

I am making a kwilt for my son-in-law, a bar tender.
He asked me, 4 years ago,  if I could make the kwilt 
using the purple CR bags he had been saving!

Someone was drinking and I am designing!
Dang!  How'd that happen!

 I kept procrastinating cause I wasn't sure what to do.
And finally just said...gimme a sip... 
I'm off to the sewing room!

Sorry for the color variation in the pic....
 hard to find a good light for purple!

I found some flannel in my stash with some purple in it!   Unbelievable.  
Thought about the gray dot but decided against it.

I decided to cut the Crown Royal labels into squares
and also cut some rectangles from the bags.
Framed them out with the purple plaid flannel
made a lot of simple blocks.

Added dark blue and black flannel border 

And the masculine top is done.  
  Looks better in person, or perhaps after a drink! LOL

Definetly a "Holiday Spirits" kwilt.
Maybe that will be the name on the label!

When you use flannel for the top and backing...
do you add batting?  Kwilting it soon!