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
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
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
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
Though I’ve done some sewing here and there in the last weeks, none of that were projects worthy of displaying. Continue reading Making pattern weights
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.