Sleighing It

I finally got to take some time off from my day job to get some holiday sewing done.  First up was to finish a Christmas wall hanging that uses patterns by Kristy Lea of Quiet Play.  I used the Geometric Reindeer, the Geometric Sleigh, the Geometric Christmas Tree, and her Just my Type – lower case letters patterns.I also tried out a new quilting pattern from the book Walk by Jacquie Gering.  It is the Wavy Crosshatch design and forms a sweet ribbon pattern in the blocks.  By the third block I was quite a bit better than the first one.

I took a poll on Instagram and this snowman backing fabric overwhelmingly won due to how well it matched the coloring and the theme on the front.  Smiling snowmen make me happy!Now for some close-ups…..You may have noticed that the separation between the words and the main designs were done with ribbon.  I really like the look it gives to the whole piece.

I got a few more projects completed as well.  This pillow got finished and looks fantastic!An envelope closure worked perfectly as I did not have a long enough zipper.

I received my #quietplayswap mini quilt and it’s just fabulous!  This swap was the one where I sent the mermaid and I am so pleased with what I received.  I have made this Converse block before as a gift but had yet to make one for myself so this is just perfect!I’m still working on finishing a bunch of different projects and cannot wait to share them all with you.

Happy Sewing!

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My Mini Sewcation

I normally take the entire week of my birthday off to just relax at home and sew my little heart out.  It didn’t quite work out that way this year but I was able to squeeze in a few days on the end of that week and got some sewing time in!

Quiet Play Mini Quilt Swap:

I finished up the mini quilt of the Geometric Mermaid.  I made a little adjustment and I love it so much better.I had the perfect clamshell fabric to use on the back that really pulled it all together.

Christmas sewing:

I stayed on the geometric theme and made two of the three panels that I want to use to make a Christmas wall hanging.  First up was the Geometric Christmas Tree.  I used fabrics from the JOL line for the background pieces and some of the interior.The second was the Geometric Reindeer and I did that one in shades of red.  Mirror Dots for the win as the antlers and hooves. 🙂

I’m also going to do the Geometric Sleigh in shades of silver and gold with a hint of red.  It should look really cool.  I can’t wait to finish this up and get it all together.

Sugar Block Club:

I got all caught up on my Sugar Block Club blocks.  I was a few months behind and I was glad to have the time to devote to them.  I just love this top one!  This palette is just so soothing.

Stacked Squares:

I finished the top of the Stacked Squares quilt and I think my dad will love it!I created the backing out of some left over golf fabric that I had on hand.  My dad lives on a golf course and I tend to make him golf themed items.  That has been a Dad gifting theme my whole life.  This quilt will only have a little bit of that theme on the back. 

Still To Do:

Baste many, many quilts – Stacked Squares, Wonky Cross, Triple Barnstar

Mini Quilts – 3 in progress.  One for my guild and the Christmas one for me and one my mom just added to my plate that she needs in early October for Halloween decorating

There is a lot to do……..Happy Sewing!