This is the view from my new sewing room window. It has been a big change for me, moving into the city after living in the country my entire life. My sewing room is the bonus room upstairs. I now am able to have all my sewing supplies in one room, including my quilt frame. The room is still not completely organized but it is getting better. I am going to go to Ikea and buy book shelves and storage furniture to match the tables I have in the room. I will post pictures when it is completed.
I have found time to make a Christmas wall hanging and also a small pumpkin wall hanging in my new sewing room. The pumpkins were a kit that I bought at a quilt show, put away and forgot for a few years. The kit surfaced during the move and I made it last Sunday afternoon.
This picture was taken this morning from my front porch. The leaves have been changing since the picture was taken from my sewing room window and are beautiful! There is another fountain to the right but can’t be seen from this angle.
I have missed blogging since the move. I hope to be more productive in my quilting this winter and will share it with you on the blog.
Appleseed Quilters Guild in Fort Wayne, IN holds a drawing for a small quilt each month. It is usually a small wall hanging but it can be a purse or other small quilted item. The quilt for August was a small hand quilted and embroidered wall hanging.
I purchased one ticket and was the lucky winner. Mary Cummings donated this adorable wall hanging. Thank you Mary!
I have been participating in a Row/Round Robin with an online quilt group this year. I have received my original row and all the rows made for me by the other participants. We each chose to make a row or center for a quilt and mailed it to to next person on the list. We each included instructions on what we would like to see in our quilts and whether we wanted to make a row quilt or have borders added to the center.
I chose a row quilt in traditional blocks and darker colors. My original row has Thimbleberries type blocks, houses, trees, and friendship stars. I ask them not to join the rows as I want to make sashing to put between the rows. I plan to make four-patch squares for the sashing.
Row # 1 My original row.
Row # 2- Kay in PA
Row # 3- Annesew
Row # 4- Odessa
Row # 5- k8orlando
Row # 6-Wynative
Row #7- Kay in Pa (These are made from leftover “scrap corners” from the spools.)
The above names are our online names in the quilt group. I thank everyone for all the work and great rows you created for my quilt.
This small wall hanging was made from fabric from my stash. I saw a picture of a twister wreath and wanted to try it. (Thank you new2quilting.) It went together very quickly.
I used five inch squares: 9 background, 8 red, and 8 green squares.
The next step is to sew them into rows.
Add 3 inch borders, using the background fabric.
The next step is to cut it apart using the Lil’ Twister tool.
Place the squares into rows in the same order they were cut.
Sew the squares into rows and join the rows together.
The final step is to add a border. I cut two strips 1 1/2 inches wide the width of the fabric. The finished size of the quilt is 20 1/2 inches.
I first saw this quilt at The Door Mouse in Bettsville, OH when my friend Elsie and I visited the shop in 2008. I purchased the center panel but they did not have all the other fabrics in stock. When I went to The Door Mouse last year (2009) they had them in stock again and I purchased the rest of the fabrics and finished the top. It then went into my pile of unquilted tops.
In June 2010, I put it in the frame and quilted it. The finished size is 50″ X 50″. I plan to hang it on the wall behind my quilt frame during the winter months.
The pattern can be found at
It is located near the bottom of the page and is named “Snow Chateau”.
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