Never too early to start on Christmas presents

African Goddess batik quilt

About two year ago I bought these beautiful batik African Goddess fabrics from Hancock Fabrics. I also got a matching purple and intended to turn it all into a quilt for a dear friend who is like a mom and sister and friend to me (is there a word for that?).  Continue reading Never too early to start on Christmas presents

Make your own jelly roll! 2 sample quilt tops

men's shirt jelly roll quilt top

Ever since I heard about jelly roll quilts and jelly roll races, I wanted to try one. But for one reason or another, I never found a roll that I liked or had other projects going….it just never seemed to happen for me. Until these Christmas holidays when I realized that I had one Continue reading Make your own jelly roll! 2 sample quilt tops

In which I attempted a Christmas tree skirt

Christmas Tree Skirt

Dear readers,

A tree skirt is just a round (sometimes squared) thing with a hole in the center and one side cut open. Right? That should be fairly easy to do. Well, I had Christmas fabric left over and thought, I could just “wing it” and make a skirt as a Christmas present. Oh, oh, oh, do not be fooled into thinking Continue reading In which I attempted a Christmas tree skirt

Christmas stockings using a free McCalls pattern

christmas stocking

I am in full “make Christmas presents” mode. As small tokens of friendship or love, I made fully lined stockings. So far, I made 18 but once I wrote down who I would like to gift them to I realized I probably need a lot more. So I’ll spend my Thanksgiving Continue reading Christmas stockings using a free McCalls pattern

Who doesn’t love fabric as a gift?!

beautiful fabric

For Christmas, the wonderful students I work with gave me a fabric.com gift card. I thought that was the sweetest thing because really, they didn’t need to do that at all! It came with a sweet thank you card where everyone left a little message for me. My heart was melting and yes, I had tears in my eyes.

Continue reading Who doesn’t love fabric as a gift?!