Thursday, November 19, 2015


Christmas In My Heart

This is such a special time of year - a season of family and friends and giving and sharing. And it is so special to share it with other quilting bloggers. We have our own special gift, Marian of Seams To Be Sew , who shares her energy and expertise in planning the Christmas Heart blog hop.

Christmas is everywhere. On a trip to Frenchies, our local second hand store, I spotted a Minnie Mouse on a child's shirt.

I thought such pretty design would make a cute hanging.

   The latest issue of American Patchwork and Quilting featured a pattern for a Christmas Cottage table runner which proved impossible to resist. I love the little houses. 

The colors are much richer but it was such a grey day out that all the pictures are muted.

It is fun stitching using all the colors in one design. This starry mat will function well all year. Christmas does not always have to be red and green.

This is a split nine patch which used up lots of Christmas stash. I made the top several years ago and it entered the UFO pile. I am happy to report a finished quilt (and one less UFO yea!!)
A flannel backing makes this really cozy for snuggling.

And I could not resist stitching Marian Pena's gift of a Christmas Star (free pattern) on my Sunbonnet Sue block. Thank you for the star.

So brew some tea and spend time exploring  new Christmas Love creations on today's blogs.

Merry Christmas

Find more Christmas Love on today's blogs:
Thursday, November 19
Tea Time Creations - you are here
Selina Quilts
Living My Dream
Seams To Be Sew

   The Fat Quarter Shop has very generously donated a $25.00 gift certificate as a give away prize. To enter leave a comment on this blog and return  to Seams To Be Sew to pick up a new free pattern each day and enter the giveaway for the Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015



  As we celebrate Remembrance Day on November 11 I thought it would be appropriate that Sunbonnet Sue wear a poppy.

 I have always liked Sunbonnet Sue and when I came across an old 2005 Patchwork Quilting magazine with a pattern for a years worth of Sunbonnet Sue I found a new project. 

Sunbonnet Sue dates from early 1900 and were first illustrations in a children's story book.

I think I am going to have fun with Sue. My intention is to work from scraps and to complete a few of these each week. 

                                  Little Church Mouse's photo.