Thursday, December 31, 2015

hello my small world ~good bye 2015

i love that my small world is my final finish of 2015 more here

love the straight line quilting

and i love this  simplicity fabric on the back and for the binding

just a few more hand stitches on the binding ~  i am hanging this in our dining room

2015 was a big year for our family welcoming mr milo in may xo and we loved celebrating his first christmas

and with a bit of magic most of our family made it for a special holiday dinner this year xo
                                            zoom zoom 2015 ~  happy new years eve to all xo pam

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

indian summer jelly roll three finish

i have a special christmas gift finish for isaac and ani xo

i love this simple quilt

machine quilted w the kadinsky panto from digitechpatterns  ~ bound with the perfect polka dot and backed w flannel

jelly roll three was made mostly with indian summer by sarah watson from art gallery

sewed with my alberta sisters on the farm at harvest time  ~ i LOVE sewing with the sisters ~ this is one of my favorite memories and photo of 2015 xoxo

i love this fabric so much that even the little bits were saved for some fun improv sewing

i made three little special somethings

each measuring about 14 by 18" and quilted up w the  geo path panto

i love that we three will have a special memento of these special quilts ~ makes it a bit easier to give these quilts away xoxo 
                                   happy holidays ~ only only two more sleeps xo pam

Monday, December 21, 2015

so many christmas hot pads

                 i love making handmade hotpads ....i find the perfect fabric for them quite often
this year it is  michael miller kitchenette fabric
and i already had the perfect back
i like to load one yard on top and  one yard on the bottom on the longarm with two layers of batting or one layer batt one layer insulbright ~and then i do an easy all over machine quilting

cut the yard into approximately twenty 8" squares ~ i often round the corners for easier binding [no mitering]

 choose some fun bindings and a bit of ribbon

the best part is that two yards of fabric make approximately twenty hot pads or mugmats

and since i also love this moda garden project fabric

i have a few more started xo
the one on the left is inspired by a hotpad that kay made for our quilt group a few years ago...

it has an 8" quilted back

with four 8" squares folded in half and woven together on the front ~ then sewn right sides together
my finished pile is growing slowly...eleven down twenty something to go
                                                        only four more sleeps xoxox pam

Sunday, December 13, 2015

sms lucky winner

                            and the lucky winner is  christine from
thank you for playing along with sewmamasew
happy sunday xo pam

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

sewmamasewgiveawayday ~ kitchenette hot pads

hello and welcome to my little corner ... tis the season for a sewmamasew giveaway
i am posting in the handmade goods and i will happily ship internationally xo

my lucky winner will receive two finished hot pads from this awesome michael miller kitchenette fabric ~  more info here

to have a chance to win please leave a comment sharing what your favorite EASY christmas craft is
i will randomly pick a winner on sunday the 13th after 5 pm

good luck and  happy holidays and be sure to visit sewmamasew for many other giveaways  xo pam

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

seventeen more sleeps

hello fancy forest ...i love you and i am all ready for you...this quilt is for milo's big boy bed so i have lots of TIME  the fabric on sale at circa 15 and elizabeth hartman's pdf pattern from   here

and i bought this kitchenette fabric w christmas gift hot pads in mind...i put the wholecloth together on my longarm and do a simple stitch

one yard = 20 gift hotpads... but that also equals 20 bindings xo
meanwhile in my sewing room i finished up nancy's beautiful farm girl quilt w loop the loop
and a lovely pile of christmas quilts w a simple stipple for joann

and i can't stop making these cuz they make such a great  little gift xo

also finished joyce's sweetwater w a zigzag and vintage dresden w a clamshell ~ love them both xo
and we are enjoying the first holiday season with milo ~ he will be seven months for his first christmas  xoxo

                                                      happy tuesday xo pam

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

sewing kit cookie cutters

just spent three hours in my kitchen making these ~ i forgot how fun it is to make sugar cookies   xo

found these sweet cookie cutters at quilting mayhem

perfectly  ready for our snohomish mqg  christmas get together tonight xo
  stumbled across this while looking for decorative icing ideas this am...i will be making more cookies soon and using her awesome tips xoxo

                                                   happy wednesday xo pam

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

happy december and a happy christmas quilt finish

i made an extra special scrappy binding

for my long overdue christmas finish more here 

i still LOVE every print and solid in this sweet quilt but the riley blake snowman circa 2009  [who inspired all my fabric choices] is my definite favorite xo

 i still a half yard cut saved xo

this quilt was started w eight  2 1/2 " wof  strips  and then subcut into 16 1/2 " square blocks and then last minute i decided to  randomly cut into the blocks and  add a white sash to break up the busy prints a bit

i pieced a cozy back with leftover flannel and a few scraps and machine quilted it w bubblewrap from digitech   xoxo

this perfect cuddle  quilt finished up approx. 69 x 78"  i finished the binding just in time to start the  holiday season...

loving our new christmas quilt on the sofa ~ and mr milo is one of my biggest quilt fans...xoxo

                           happy tuesday ... happy holidays... xo pam
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