Hi everyone, I just thought I would share with you my monthly mini quilt for November. Really for those who have just joined me with reading my blog, this monthly mini business is a personal challenge to make some mini quilts. I started this challenge in June and plan to complete it in May 2019. A year of minis!
This months mini I actually made with 2 of my neighbours as a small group activity and it was a fun little appliqué mini. This time seasonally appropriate and I am calling it "Christmas Cardinal", I love cardinals so also right up my alley. This little quilt is from a commercial pattern so I cannot share the directions or the pattern.
We made this quilt with our own appliqué method with Heatnbond Lite, fused it and then appliquéd it. I also used my June Tailor Grid Marker tool to make the 60 degree diamonds in the background and fabric glued sparkly sequins at the intersections of the diamonds. You can never have enough sparkle at Christmas!
Show your stand mixer some love today by heading over to QUILTsocial.com where there is my tutorial about making a stand mixer cover. You might want to make this for your own "workhorse" of the kitchen or for the bakers/cooks on your Christmas list. Fabric, batting plus this tutorial and presto, you have it made just in time for gift giving. I love my stand mixer!
I hope you have enjoyed and are inspired by my How to Make Your Holidays Sew Easy tutorials at QUILTsocial.com this week, I know I had fun making the items and writing about them.
Be sure to share on QUILTsocial.com when you try my projects. We would love to hear your comments as well.
Have a great Friday and a great weekend!
Hi everyone, go on over to QUILTsocial.com today and check out this "Simple Essentials Tote" tutorial, an original pattern designed by yours truly and a very handy gift that could be monogrammed for someone on your Christmas gift list.
This tote is a great for all ages, stylistically different from the usual travel makeup bags and a fantastic crafter's/sewist's tote!
Share with us your simple essentials tote once you try this pattern at QUILTsocial.com.
Have a great Thursday
There is a tutorial and free pattern download for these cute mini stockings (includes the numbers) at QUILTsocial.com where I am the guest blogger again today.
Enjoy the holidays and cherish each day with these stockings filled with goodies for the ones you love.
Have a great Wednesday!
Hi everyone, today as guest blogger at QUILTsocial.com is a tutorial of mine for DIY felt Snowflake Coasters (a great hostess gift) and a felt Christmas Tree (for toddlers/or the young at heart) using Kunin PrestoFelt and Kunin Rainbow ClassicFelt.
Easy projects, lots of fun!
Enjoy this free tutorial and link to free pattern download here.
Hi everyone, today (and the rest of this week) I am the guest blogger at QUILTsocial.com.
I will be featuring 7 projects and my theme for the week is: " How to Make Your Holidays Sew Much Easier" .
Go on over to QUILTSocial.com each day there are some great gift ideas and holiday decor, complete tutorials, lots of information about the notions, fabric and some free pattern downloads.
Enjoy and I sincerely hope you holidays are sew easy!
Todays project, See image below: "Ornament Pot Holder" and Microwave Mitts, great easy gifts for coworkers, neighbours, friends, family and the cooks in your life!
Happy Thursday to all of my blog followers and students from classes. I just wanted to let you all know that next week from Monday Nov. 12 to Friday Nov. 16, I will be a *new* guest writer at QUILTsocial.com.
QUILTsocial.com is a daily quilting blog, monthly newsletter, FREE quarterly magazine, and FREE App focused on the love and art of making quilts.
My topic for the week is "How to Make Your Holidays Sew Much Easier".
There will be 7 fun and easy projects over the entire week featuring notions, thread and fabric that will be sure to make your DIY gift giving not only look professional, but also very festive!
I promise to share the links to my posts at QUILTsocial.com next week. Have a look now if you like 😊, there are always great projects and ideas featured on this blog. I look forward to your comments and I sincerely hope you try some of the projects (please share them on QUILTsocial.com if you do).
I sure had fun making these great gift and holiday decor items!!
Have a great day today ,
Hi everyone, I bet you think I slipped under a rock? I am still alive and well, just very busy with writing for QUILTsocial.com, teaching, completing teaching samples, travelling etc. (I did not mention domestic engineering, because that has not been happening!) I finally finished my monthly mini quilt, I started it as a simple pieced quilt and it was super wonky and then drafted up a paper pieced pattern and it's still wonky!! I actually made this quilt twice. So I'm calling it officially "Wonky Spools".
I have total respect for the miniature quilters out there, I bow before you!
See the photo of my lovely quilt below:
Better late than never! Sorry this little quilt is not seasonally appropriate, I did make a Halloween one last year, see that post here
May you all have a safe and Happy Halloween 🎃
Sometimes I am "sew busy" I don't think I know how to think straight. Thank goodness for paper and pen or notes on my I phone or I would be lost! I have a lot going on with recent travelling (see yesterdays post), long arm work , charity projects, affiliate work, quilting, sewing, teaching, trunk shows and now more writing and blogging! I am not complaining as all of this is the best job ever ❤️
You all know that I have always blogged with quiltingintheloft.com, but now I am going to embark on a new writing adventure. I am so excited to announce that I will be writing, sharing projects, demonstrating great tools and fabric as a guest blogger for QUILTsocial.com.
To get my guest writing started, I just recently unboxed some notions from H. A. KIDD and Company Limited and fabric from Northcott Fabric. These products were sent to me as they are the subject of my upcoming blog posts in November with QUILTsocial.com and I cannot wait to show you what it is I am doing with all of this! The post them is .... drum roll please...... "How to Make Your Holidays Sew Easy" .
Check out the pictures of the fantastic sewing and quilting tools sent to me from H. A. Kidd below:
Check out what luscious fabric Northcott Fabric have sent me below :
Can you imaging what holiday ideas I have with all of this to make your holidays "sew" easy?
I will be sure to post a link to the blog posts (one whole week!) once they are published so that all of my followers can see the whole week of posts, helpful tips, product reviews, patterns and....... it is all FREE to QUILTsocial readers! Please let me know what you think and if you have any questions, you can comment on each blog post.
I invite you to" Make Your Holidays Sew Easy" and be sure to check in with QUILTsocial.com in November!
"To quilt and sew is fantastic, to share is divine"- author me, lol
Of course I am thankful my my passion for sewing, quilting and for pumpkin pie (and all things pumpkin)!
I am also extremely thankful for a lovely family and cute as a button grandson. I am thankful that as a family we can travel to see the beauty of Canada with recent travels to BC and travels to see talented athletes, architects and artists who inspire us all.
I am sharing some photos below in chronological order starting with my travels to BC Sept 25- Oct 3 and then a weekend short trip this past Thanksgiving to Pennsylvania.
I'm back to Ontario now refreshed, energized and inspired by all I have done, seen and loved.
Stay tuned as I am back to work and I look forward to utilizing all of this inspiration for future work and sharing in blog posts!
Happy Tuesday! ❤️
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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