Monday, November 10, 2014

Design Wall Monday - November 10, 2014

Awhile ago  I got out a Timeless Treasures, I recently decided to do something with it.  I love how all the motifs are etched in gold.

This is what the panel looked like.

With some simple piecing adding borders and decorating with some crystals I ended up with three wall hangings from this one panel.

I like the way they turned out and think they will sell easily at my craft shows.

Other than trying to finish up craft show items I have been working hard at staying on track with Weight Watchers (down 26 pounds) and several trips back and forth to the eye specialist.  Tomorrow is another appointment, hoping this will be the last one.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Robert Kaufman Half Jelly Rolls

Ordered two types of Robert Kaufman half jelly rolls (20 strips) and they have been received and are posted on etsy.

The first on is called Spot On and is polka dots in pinks and purples from pin dot size all the way up to dots about 5/8 of an inch wide.   What a cute addition to a little girls quilt.

The second half jelly roll was designed by Valori Wells and is a rainbow of colors.

These are the perfect size roll to use for sashings, inner borders, strippy quilts or those smaller projects like handbags or placemats or if you really love them buy two and make a whole quilt.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Timeless Treasures Pinecones and Poinsettias

Love this panel I now have in.   Timeless Treasures makes their panels look elegant by etching them in gold.

I think this would look pretty with just a border added for a nice wall hanging but I can also picture it cut apart and the larger blocks being used for holiday pillows or smaller wall hangings and the small squares being incorporated into table runners or made into mug rugs.

What other ideas can you come up with?   Be sure and click on the picture to see a larger version.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Starry Night 2 Christmas Panel

After Northcott's success last year with the Christmas Tree Starry Night panels they decided to make a second line for this year with beautiful wreaths.  They do come in three colors, blue, red and green but I selected the red (Cranberry) one to purchase a bolt of.  

If you didn't see the tree panels last year, many people quilted them and then put twinkle lights through button holes they had made in the wall hanging.  Very pretty and different.  Others quilted and used as is or my favorite added hot fix crystals to it.   Any of those options can also be done with this panel.  If I was making it I think I would cut the large snowflakes off top and bottom and make it more of a square wall hanging and then use larger snowflakes in a future project, maybe a table runner to match. 

I also have a coordinating cranberry fabric for backing, binding or whatever.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Stonehenge Celebration

UPS delivered these pretty Stonehenge Celebration patriotic panels by Northcott today.  It would make a great wall hanging for any of the upcoming holidays or use as the center of a patriotic quilt and add borders until you get it the size you want.  

Sunday, May 11, 2014


The other Christmas pre-cuts I have in are Solstice Jelly Rolls by Kate Spain for Moda.  These are in a little more modern color way of red, light blue and more of a lime green.

Here is a shot of all the fabrics included.

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Moda Winterlude charm packs are in.  Pretty poinsettias and blender fabrics in deep reds, greens and blues.