Tuesday, November 24, 2009

As Promised

***this has been one crazy busy week...fun but busy. We have had lots of friends and family here visiting for thanksgiving. It has been a wonderful time. Yet, somehow in the middle of everything i managed to get something made. Can you believe it!! SO, i don't have a new post for today but i wanted to link back to another post i had from this week to share with everyone what i made. So, here is my addition to Sew and tell this week!! Go on over to check out lots of great finishes and some really yummy recipes.***


I feel like i finally have gotten a little quilting motivation back. It seems to come and go around here. I wanted to make something for one of our little neighbors and since i know that her mom does not read the blog i am safe to share.
I had a small stash of Heather Bailey's Mendocino line. I was never sure of what i wanted to do with it. I really love it...the little mermaids are so sweet. I wanted to feature the patterns as best i could so i cut them to varying sizes and pieced it as a simple strips quilt. When i was done piecing and trimming i made a little improv block baby doll quilt to match with the scraps.
There has also been some crafting of a different kind going on. My sister came for Thanksgiving and brought all of her wool felting supplies. Her 9 year old wanted to teach us to make gnomes. I was on board as soon as they said gnome. I love them, they are adorable. We all got busy making them...my Mom, sister, little and big kids, me and even my sweet husband. I love family craft nights!!! The mushroom was made by my sis...and the old man with the fuzzy whiskers was made by the hubs. The rest i did. Cute right?
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29 comments:

Colleen said...

Family craft night was fun, sister. Hang on for family cooking day!

angela said...

Those little gnomes are beyond cute. Your sister needs to do a guest tutorial for us!

And your quilt is very pretty. You did a great job organizing those stripes - I always find that hard to get each joining thing to look good, then the whole thing to come out looking nice. Cute bonus mini, too!

Gina said...

Right, So Cute! I want one. And family craft night is such a good idea.

Suzanne said...

I love your little gnomes and mushroom! So cute and it must have been so fun! The quilt is looking good too :)

Kris said...

so cute! and your hubby did a great job!

Dee said...

Family craft night at our house usually involves some sort of explosive material and lots of picking up afterwards! LOL

Truly love the quilt and arent' you a sweetie for making it as a gift.

The gnomes ARE adorable!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

What a lucky neighbor! The little quilt is beautiful!

The wool felting is SO cute, too!

Nina... said...

So pretty! I love Heather Ross. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

Grammie/Mom said...

Glad I didn't see mine in your picture. We would have scared people! Of course, you know I'll put them on my blog. I have to find something to blog about.

susan said...

ha! adorable. now i want my own felted gnome. super cute and that is such a sweet story, everyone crafting together. lovely little quiltie for the neighbor

SueWis said...

The quilt is beautiful. Love those fabrics!

Karen said...

What a great family activity. One family activity I remember most was shelling HUGE buckets of peas with my Nan, Mum and sister. My Pop was a market gardner so there was a LOT OF THEM.

Dotty Jane said...

Great fabrics and such a pretty little quilt! Love the felted characters, too. I've got to learn how to do that:)

The Tripp Family said...

love those colors on your mermaid quilt! And love how you didn't decapitate any mermaids to make it :) I'm trying to figure out how to do Joshua's goodnight monkey quilt without killing too many monkeys in the process :) I think it's hilarious that (a) one can make gnomes by felting... where's the tutorial :) and (b) that Chris got in on the action. I'd love to see Craig felt a gnome!

KQuiltyBee said...

Very cute! Sounds like all had a lot of fun!

Catherine Anne said...

Love this!!!!

Evelyn said...

LOVE the quilt and mini quilt. That fabric is so gorgeous.

And I'm cracking up that your husband made a gnome... I'm not sure I could drag my husband into that without some serious whining (on both parts!).

Sara said...

Nice little quilt...I love the colors.

Grammie/Mom said...

Ok, I'm commenting here because I don't want to get my name on your giveaway post even though I am a follower:0{ What makes you think we wouldn't do something with the fabric? Yeah, yeah stop laughing. You're right. What could I do with it? Have fun...I see a lot of ladies have visited and entered.

amy smart said...

Those gnomes are about the cutest thing ever. And that wee little mushroom too! And the quilt too! Very nice. :)

Aimee said...

I love your quilt! Mendocino is just the best!

Chase said...

I picked Mendocino line for my summer quilt along projct. The gold and fuchsia works well together. I have just order another 1/2 yard of the gold ( same as yours). I hope I will be able to finish it by the end of 2009. I like how you put them in together.

MaryMary said...

Way cute on both fof the projects. You are just so crafty.

Jenny said...

I like what you did with this fabric--it's such a cute line. What a great way to show it off, and the little quilt is sweeter than sweet!
~Jenny~

Kristin said...

I love that quilt, it is gorgeous. I am sure the little girl will be thrilled.
Super cute felting too!, that mushroom is killing me.

Emma said...

oh my, these are the cutest things I have ever seen!!!!!!
EEEEKKKKKKKK!
Adding wool felting to my list of must-trys...

Emma x

Jenn said...

Thanks so much for commenting on my giveaway! I wanted to let you know that in case you don't win, I'd like you to come to my shop (www.makemineblue.etsy.com) and you will receive 20% off any item of your choice! When you check out, write in the 'message' box the word GIVEAWAY and I'll refund you 20% of your purchase! Thanks again. :-) Have a great day!

Brooke said...

Love the quilt... I too have a stash of the same fabric... a quilt is in order, but haven't decided on the one yet!
And the little felted guys? So adorable! I really would like to learn how to felt.... on my list! my fav. is the mushroom (i am a huge fan of the red capped ones!)

Anna said...

love this quilt! love it! I just finished the top of a baby quilt using some of the same fabrics.

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