Saturday, February 10, 2018

Southwest decor

It's always interesting visiting others... I made the wall hanging shown for my sister-in-law Chris to hang in their condo in Tempe, AZ. The wall hanging is a Row by Row from 3 Dudes Quilt Shop, 2015, I believe. (I am saddened by the closure of that shop--loved it!) Next Chris arranged the items on the table below it to help with her decor and asked me to make pillow covers for her. I did (you can't see the 2nd one in this photo).

Then we visited a cousin out west of Surprise who uses saguaro ribs to make furniture and she gave the above pictured skeleton to Chris, who loves these things. So, Alan (my brother) and Chris are in this picture with Chris hugging her saguaro, and now the decor is complete. How neat is that?!

Monday, February 5, 2018

My Turn for Put a Little Love in Your Quilt

Thanks, Carol, for hosting this hop. I haven’t participated in a hop for a few years, and this one looked like just the right one to jump in on.
Who doesn’t LOVE heart decorations for Valentine’s Day? Aren’t these pretty?

My two youngest granddaughters are instant LOVE. They are reading together on the couch this morning. Fun!

My first contribution is this little panel called “Love Notes”. My apologies, but I can’t remember who designed the pattern, and I am not at home to look. I love the heart-shaped notes, and I found the “Love” fabric in my stash for the binding. Sweet! 

I collect nativities of all shapes and sizes, including wall hangings, and this “Christmas 101” pattern by Jan Patek is one I have wanted to make for a long time. In fact, I liked it so much that I forgot I already had the pattern and bought it again! Last year, I determined to get started, so I managed to get all the shapes traced and ironed onto Heat and Bond light. I also cut out the background squares (twice, because the first time I forgot to allow for the seam allowances). Then it was put away until after my Christmas projects were all done. I was working on finishing it up when Carol announced this blog hop—yea! Perfect timing! I added Mary's heart so I could use this for the hop. Photo ops are great in below zero weather in Illinois, so you have to put up with my unusual background.

We had scrumptious strawberry shortcake at Horny Toad in Cave Creek, AZ, a few days ago. Who wouldn’t LOVE this?! It’s large enough for 2 to 4 people to share, even though just the 2 of us pigged out on it. Delicious! We can always count on its being good there, and it really is as big as you see it in the photo. Horny Toad has great sandwiches too—I won’t talk about how big their burgers are…

Lastly, don’t you LOVE the carving our brother-in-law John did for us? He took a piece of wood from our apple tree (in Illinois) last summer, and he carved an apple tree for us. My husband and I are the ones in the photo.

Thanks for visiting! Here is the list of hoppers—please visit each one to see what lovely thing each has made.

 February 6
Just Sew Quilter   You are here!

February 7

 February 8

Put a Little Love in Your Quilt Starts Today

It started! My day is tomorrow, but here is the line up for this incredible Hop hosted by Carol Swift of Just Let Me Quilt:
February 5

 February 6

February 7

 February 8