October 12, 2015

Jingle by Kate Spain

Hello, hello!

Look what came home with me from quilt guild:

This was the first time I've seen any quilt shops here in Sweden selling Moda scrap bags and how excited was I to find this one bag with fabric scraps from Kate Spain's gorgeous Jingle collection?  Squee!

Honestly, I couldn't wait to get home to break into these beautiful fabrics and start some Christmas sewing.  Hello, Pinterest - find me some inspiration!  And then I found this and completely fell in love:

Snow Kissed Star Pattern

If you're interested, this pattern is featured in the November/December 2011 issue of McCall's Quilting magazine and I was able to purchase a digital copy of the publication online.  Christmas sewing is officially underway!

October 10, 2015

That Cat! Wallhanging

Hello and welcome back!

Today I'm thrilled to share with you my most recently finished project - my That Cat wallhanging (pattern featured in McCall's Quick Quilts).

This project went together so quickly and easily, even despite the half inch wide black grid requiring precis piecing.  It's very striking (please ignore the hideous wallpaper from the previous owners) and I love the rich oranges - it makes me happy every time I look at it.

I put my own little twist on the project with the cat's collar.  In the original project, it's an orange fabric strip but I decided I wanted something a bit more witch-y so I used a metallic silver ribbon and then sewed on a silver and rhinestone star-shaped pendant for a little sparkle and bling.

I shared this project recently at my guild's show and tell and it was very popular and well received.  I've sent a photo off to McCall's Quick Quilts and fingers crossed it might be featured in a future magazine - we'll see.