Tuesday, October 20, 2015

New Wallhanging for Fall

I made this Pumpkin Wallhanging in two days.  I needed something to hang on my front door (the one that was there was very summery).  I was going thru some old stuff in the sewing room and ran across a pattern for a pumpkin tablerunner.  I can't use a tablerunner because I have cats and cats love to lay on things like that.  So I just made the pumpkin blocks and put a border around them.  I am very pleased with it.  We just drove in to the driveway and the pumpkins were very visible from the street.  I will leave it on the door until Thanksgiving night.  Hopefully, by then I will have made a Christmas wallhanging to take its place.  I found a tutorial on someone's blog to make a snowman wallhanging and I think that is what I'll do.  That way it can hang from Thanksgiving thru Spring, when I will (once again, hopefully) have a new Easter or Spring wallhanging made.

I have been sewing lately.  I know I haven't posted much but I have made four quilted throws (two still need quilting and binding) lately.  I have even started another one.  I will post them when I can.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Christmas Tree Skirt

While I was making the Christmas Boxy Stars Quilt I started thinking what a lovely tree skirt it would make.  So I made it.  I made nine star blocks and set them just like the Christmas quilt.  If you look closely you can see the slit for the tree trunk.  It is in the center on the right side.  When I bind the skirt I will bind the slit too.  I selected a Christmas paisley print in green, red and gold for the backing.  When I get it finished I will post a picture.  I love using up my scraps!