Monday, November 30, 2015

Bargello or not Bargello?

This past August, our Quilt Guild got together and took a class to learn the technique (and get a pattern) on making a Bargello quilt.
Unfortunately,  my grandsons were here for the month and I could not attend. But they did get me the pattern.  Right now I do not have the time  (Holidays as all) Soooo, I decided to make this small one.
It is called "Fruit Cocktail"  (designer, Jennifer Amor)

First was to make 4 units,

Being a Bargello, each strip was  different size.  They ranged from 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch.  Making them
      identical was more difficult than I thought it was going to be.  But, I did it.
Next was to turn the edges down and place on my background. 

After they were where I wanted and sewn on, I made all my boarders.  I carefully outlined each petal and did a stipple stitch in the black boarder.  

Total size is:  28" X  28"

Now, back to Christmas, got lots of things I want to make.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christmas in My Heart, Blog Hop

Today is Friday the 13th and day two of "Christmas is in my Heart" hop, and it is my day!  (Good I am not superstitious).

First, I want to give a big thank you to Marian from Seams to be Sew for all her hard work in planning and organizing this hop.  We all truly appreciate it.

We had a very rough month here at our house.  I had all kinds of ideas and Christmas projects that I wanted to make, still do.  But unfortunately, our daughter-in-law's father passed away.  He lived 910 miles from us.  Her and our son went up right away.  We had some things to straighten up here then we followed.  I felt so sorry for her.  Losing her father then have to organize his house and possessions to sell.  I only learned first hand how hard and how time consuming it is.  Not living close makes it harder yet.

I did get some embroidery done...I wanted to make a Small blue wall hanging for in our kitchen.  

I then trimmed it and put a boarder on to look like a picture frame.

I quilted snow flakes all around the embroidered Angel and then 1/4 inch from the seam in the boarder.

Now please folow me to see all the other creative projects for today:

So, enjoy today and the rest of the hop and remember, each day will feature a new giveaway from:

who once again has graciously given us a $25.00 gift certificate to give away.
Please go to:  Seams to be Sew
For the Link to enter, and Good Luck!

I can't wait to see what everyone made, I can never get enough, lol.
Then off to my room, I have lots to do.