Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas Truck Block - Free Pattern!

Hello friends!

I thought it would be fun to make a quilt block of one of my favorite motifs: a truck that delivers the Christmas tree.  Then, since it is December - a time of giving - I thought it would be fun to share for free!  So: here is the pattern for a Christmas Truck.  It includes a fun variation!  I am thinking of making a Christmas quilt from these two blocks with Tole Christmas by Gina Martin for Moda Fabrics.  December is moving very quickly but I'd love you to quilt along!  (I may even get inspired to make more variations...)  This pattern also makes pillows or mini quilts - please share if you make one!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Fall Activities

Hello friends!
I have been spending most of my time on Instagram lately, I admit!  But wanted to post a few tid bits about my crafty activities.

Most importantly, I finished my Granny Square Quilt!

 I have to say, this may be my favorite one yet.  I made it entirely of Bonnie and Camille fabrics - a little Daysail, a little Miss Kate, and some scraps of April Showers and Scrumptious.  Abby Latimer did the quilting, which I love:

 Then I finished it off with a scrappy binding.  I used Emily Denis's tutorial found here.  Really helpful!  Also, I highly recommend Lori Holt's Great Granny Squared book!!

Then I fell in love with Milk, Sugar & Flower fabric and made big sister a Thimbleblossoms Salt Water mini!

All warmed up, I got ready to make my Bonnie and Camille Dream Mini Swap Quilt.  This was a mini quilt swap on Instagram and So. Much. Fun. My partner requested Thimbleblossom's Red Letter Day quilt, so I made that and a few goodies.

Have you found Fat Quarter Shop's free Coffee Koozie pattern?  I made a bunch to sell at the school's Harvest Fair.  People love this one!

And then I made a potholder from Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage book.  I.  Love.  This.  Book.  Go out.  Buy it.  You will thank me.  And her.

Thanks for reading along and I hope that this is a warm-up for a crafty December!!