Sunday, November 24, 2019

Make a list Monday - week of Nov 25th 2019

It has been a while since I have done the Make a list Monday.   Life got crazy and so dis work, but I find if I make a list I can get things done a whole lot faster.   With Thanksgiving in here I will be stretched for time, but here we go.

This week I want to:

1.  Get my fancy fox quilt done.   I still have a few more blocks to do.

2.  Get this Christmas quilt quilted.  It has been pieced for a while.  I will hopefully be using it in a blog hop next week, so it needs to be done.

3.  Work on this quilt a bit more as it will be featured in a blog hop in January.

4.  Pull my fabrics for the mystery quilt with Bonnie Hunter.  Want to do a fun mystery quilt?  Details are here.

5.  Need to clean out pantries.   I started this over the weekend and just need to continue.   I also need to clean out my pan cupboard and find a better place for them to go so they are easier to get to.

6.   Get at least my tree up and decorated.  Maybe I can even get my villages up.  Just need to see where they are going.

7.  And of course do Thanksgiving dinner.

8.  If time allows finish quilting this donation quilt.   This is a quilt for the SBB Heartbuilders program through Cotton cuts.

9.  I should get the pajamas cut out for the grandkids.

10.   Oh yeah, my daughter asked me to quilt this quilt for her as a gift.  Hoping to have it quilted by Thursday.

Wow. That is a long list.   I am glad I took this week off of work.  I will still get up at my normal time so I can get started on things early. 

So, what are your plans this week?   I hope you get to quilt this week, if you are a quilter. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Stitch it and Gift It

I am excited to share a couple of fun items on my blog today for the Stitch it and Gift it blog hop, hosted by Carla at

There are times you need some quick gifts and I have 2 tutorials for you.

The first one is for an envelope style throw pillow.   The best thing about a gift like this is you can give 1 pillow form and then make different covers for other gifts, such as birthday, mothers day, fathers day, etc. 

So here is the tutorial for a 12" pillow cover.
Materials needed:

1 12x12 fabric square
1 rectangle 16x12
Rotary cutter
Cutting mat
12" pillow form

The instuctions:

Cut your rectangle so it is 8 x12. Hem one of the 12 inch edges on each piece. Just a narrow hem. This is your backing for the pillow.

Now put these 2 pieces right sides together with the 12 inch square. You will have your back pieces overlapping by 4 inches in the center.

Pin and stitch, using a 1/4" seam allowance all the way around.

Turn the pillow right side out.

Stuff the pillow form inside. You will have a tight fit, but that is okay.

The 2nd gift I like to make when needed is hot pads. 

We can always use those.  The tutorial for this is here

These are two great gifts that are fun to give. 

Hey, how about a give away?   I like to share with others.  So how about we do 2 giveaways.   Tell me which gift you would prefer and what colors you like.  I will give away 1 pillow cover, you provide the pillow form and 1 set of hot pads.  Sound fun?   Great.  Make sure when you leave a comment that you leave your email so I can contact you.   I will leave this open until Sunday, November 17th at 11:55 pm Mountain time.  U.S. only please.

Also, visit our other bloggers for this blog hop.

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Thursday, November 14th

Friday, November 15th