Vintage Treasure #3…Continued

It’s Cindy reporting in from Ohio.

This past weekend, I started working on Vintage Treasure #3 for our family friend.  This is going to be a pillow that will finish at 18 inches square.  The polyester squares were sewn together with tiny seams…probably 1/8 inch.  Some of the seams were hand sewn with black thread, you can see the little thread remnants in the photo below.

Tiny Seams

Because the seams are so narrow and it’s polyester fabric, I couldn’t really press the seams open for quilting.  I decided to machine quilt using straight seams on both sides of the 1/8 inch seam.

Quilting stitches

I was hoping to finish the project but Norma gave me “the look” so I stopped sewing to play with my girl!


I hope to finish the pillow this week, providing Norma gives me permission!



Turkey Table Topper – A Free Pattern

It’s the last day of October and Thanksgiving is fast approaching!

Need a quick turkey table topper?  Give Sandy’s “Garrett Gobble” pattern a try!  He’s a cutie and is made from a extra scraps we all have on hand.  I like his embroidered little turkey feet.IMG_4467[1]The finished table topper measures 30 inches x 30 inches.  The pattern is made with (36) 5.5 inch squares but left over charm squares would also work great.  IMG_4482[1] You can download the pattern by clicking on this link:

Garret X. Gobble Jr. Table Topper 10 09 18


We’ll sign off for today by sharing some fall color inspiration from the farm.  Have a great weekend!IMG_4726

Mummy Cutest

This mummy pattern Sandy designed last year is perfect for last minute Halloween sewing.    mummified_remains-gbd01This is an easy pattern using neutral scraps from your scrap stash and adding the eyes makes this the cutest mummy on the planet!  The photo below is a quick layout for Step 1 of the pattern.  IMG_3227[1]

You can download this FREE pattern by clicking on the link below…you’ve still got time to get creative before October 31st…I work best under pressure, how about you?

Mummy Mug Rug Pattern 08 23 18

Sugar Skulls for the Win

I’m packing for a trip to Austin and Cindy is MIA. Here’s a fun Halloween pattern that we posted about a year ago to tide you over until we think of something more Christmas-y to share!

Just in time for Halloween creating, I’ve finally put my Sugar Skull wall hanging pattern to paper. Whew!


As you may recall, I quilted this myself after much angst — and today I saw a thread that would be perfect for this pattern. Where has glow in the dark thread been all of my life??? And then, thanks to Google, I find out there is glow in the dark fabric too? I need to remake this pattern ASAP!

Fiat Lux, indeed.

My kid is on the campus for real no, instead of spectating like he was in this picture.
Time does fly by….