Sunday, February 14, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016



It was so hard to choose a topic to be nutty about because there are so many areas which would fill the bill.

I decided to be nutty about tea things.

Found these cute paper-pieced Mug O'Love mug rug patterns at And sewing fabric goes perfectly with tea.

A teapot fabric hiding in the stash stitched into a cheerful slightly funky table runner.

The January block, A Touch of Fun, from Victoriana Quilt Designs 2016 quilt was called Hot Chocolate. Could not resist so I was nutty enough to begin another BOM.

A frosty morning,  A warm pot of tea,

 A bit of stitching, Oh cozy me.

There are treasures on the pages of old magazines. I raided my collection of old handkerchiefs to create this cushion. Found the pattern in Creating Country Threads (Vol 10 No 10)

A teacup panel that I thought was too pretty to cut became a sweet centerpiece. Am I the only one who has a hard job cutting fabric until the perfect project comes along?

And who cannot be nuts about the sweet pattern of Hugging & Kissing Penguins offered as a gift by Marian of SeamsTo Be Sew on February 4. I still need to applique the edges.

So join all the nutty bloggers today:

February 5, 2016
Just Let Me Quilt
Lulu & Celeste
Marjorie’s Busy Corner
Tea Time Creations

Thanks to Marian for all her hard work. Leave a comment on each blog and enter at Seams To Be Sew to win wonderful giveaways of patterns or for a chance to win a gift certificate from the fat Quarter Shop. 



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Snow Quilt

Snow Quilt 

 While shoveling in my white world on this weekend it occurred to me that a quilt was needed. The snow trees seemed to be calling for there to be pictures on their branches. 

This is a very old "rescue"quilt I was given years ago. It had been patched with polyester knit fabric and nothing of today's quilt was showing. It was in a pile of blankets and likely would have been discarded. It was well worn.

After much thread picking what I found was gorgeous. All cotton,  lovely workmanship and hand quilted. And it showed its age. It must have provided much warmth and coziness over the years. I use it mainly for display especially during Christmas time.

I have always loved red and white quilts because they are so striking in their simple use of color. Someday I might just stitch one.

Everyone is a little nutty in their own special way. So please join us for the "NUTS ABOUT " blog hop sponsored by Seams To Be Sew on February 4. 

Wishing everyone cozy stitching and a warm quilt to snuggle in.