Friday, December 9, 2011

A finish for Friday .....

but not mine! Oh well -- isn't this a fun quilt? My friend Laurey did this one and I just love it.

In fact I love it so much I'm going to make one of my own and today I went out and bought that exact same border fabric at Joann's - its a Susan Winget.

Now I don't know the name of this pattern (Laurey if you read this email me the name, please-- thank you) but as Laurey explained it there was a pattern you traced on freezer paper, then you stacked your fabrics and after you cut them you shuffled them and after they were sewn together you squared them up. Sounds easy and fun. Now I know I won't get it done this season (ahem... I still need to get the binding on my Flurry quilt -- its on my to do list for this weekend, really it is) but I'll be happy I have that border fabric when the time comes.

I haven't finished this cross stitch, but I have made progress.

All the leaves are done except for the long stitched veins. And don't you like how erratic my stitching is on the snowguy -- crafty ADHD at its finest. Actually I do it that way on purpose so the overdyed floss comes out kinda blotchy and mottled instead of streaky. I needed to pick up a skein of Weeks Onyx to do the birds on this piece and it only cost me $20 -- yeah that does seem pricey for one skein of floss but other friends had to come home with it, among them were...

these 2 Prairie Schooler Santas - quilty and cross stitch.

and the Winter Alphabet from Lizzy & Kate. I want to do all of these so I'm starting with Winter and maybe I'll get it done before Spring is sprung.

Also I picked up this new to me floss at Fabric Shack in Waynesville, OH.

It is called Cosmo and is from Lecien Corp. It is 6 strand floss. The shop also had some other thread that was heavier ply - packaged on a spool - for embroidery. Lots of beautiful colors. The owner said she had several requests for it and that lots of the designers were using it. It is nice to see new things coming to the shops.

So I have lots of things to keep me busy. I haven't done much decorating. I'm stalling till next weekend since I know my tree will be up till the middle of January and a month of Christmas is sufficient for me. My oldest son's birthday is the middle of January and he always begs me to leave the tree up till then, and I do.

Hope your weekend is wonderful!
Happy stitching!
carol fun


  1. Hey! I used the exact same fabric on my Little Forest Tree quilt!! Wow, just goes to show what a great fabric it is. And how smart we all are to use it! LOL!! Very cute wonky tree quilt.

  2. What a great quilt. I want some of that fabric too, but the closest Joann's in 3 hours away. :( Your winter stitiching projects are lovely. I started one too, but doubt I'll get back to it until January. Christmas sewing is keeping me busy.

  3. I just love it when my floss comes home with friends! lol

  4. Laurey's funky tree quilt is wonderful!
    I am liking all your stash too. You have great taste. I am waiting for my boughs of holly chart to hit the mailbox :)

  5. What a fun quilt! I wouldn't have thought to do them as a stack and whack, but it sure makes sense! Have fun with yours! :0)

  6. Great quilt! I'm still laughing at how "expensive" your thread was!


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