Saturday, November 23, 2019

sewing saturday.... Christmas lap throw, stars and a goddess

Welcome to this week's sewing round-up! Let's start with my favorite thing, this little goddess ornament! I watched a painting video, making a doll out of paper (link on Friday's post) so I got jazzed enough to go immediately to the studio and pull out my box of fused scraps. Odd shapes and sizes, but with fusible on the back already. I did a quick face with markers on muslin, and fused bits and pieces to it, quilted with black thread, stuffed with a bit of cotton, and embellished with a leftover trim. LOVE HER! I think I might make some for studio gifts.

I worked on my Christmas flannel lap quilt this week, making lots of HST's with the free triangle printouts
sewing while listening to a good book
Here is the lap quilt before borders.
It's amazing how much design goes into something that seemed like a simple project. First it was digging through the flannel stash for colors that looked good... I chose the red and the paisley.

Then I was at a quilt shop selling coordinating fabric so I purchased the red that went with the panel, so I mixed some of it in.

Then I had to decide what size HST to make, make a bunch of them, and decide how to border this. I used black flannel to space the flowers and had to be careful to make the flowers frame the edge perfectly. I love how it looks! The green inner border has red and green dots on it too.

I'd have left it like this but flannel stretches and pulls out because of the loose weave so a border was needed.

finished top
I used the coordinating dotty fabric for this bringing the size up to 50" X 64" for the top. Big for a lap quilt. I washed the batting, and found a cute backing in the stash, and need to sandwich and quilt simply.

The flannel from this year is so lush compared to my stash flannel. Funny about that, sometimes things get better, sometimes they are made less well.

I made another couple of hand pieced EPP hexie star blocks...
like chips, I can't stop!
 Looking through this magazine, American Patchwork and Quilting from our library I spied this graphic quilt, so now I want to make it!
Love a long pointy star mixed with drunkard path curves! Don't you?

So, that's about it for this week. I painted (posted on Friday) and sewed, I read and wrote, I was inspired by so many in blog parties and tutorials, and by music on youtube.
Looks like our snow from yesterday... enjoy!

Linking to:
wendysquiltsandmore peacock party (quilts)
can I get a whoop whoop Fridays  

Midweek makers wednesdays
design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts
oh Scrap Sundays


  1. Thanks for the you tube video, although I had to listen and not watch as it triggered my vertigo. (Too much information?) Will listen a few more times today as it is put together in such a beautiful way. Wow, our eyes see the same thing, I love that Drunkards path and star quilt. Will have to look for it in our guild collection of magazines as we do subscribe to APQ. So many delightful things, so little time. Have a good weekend.

  2. Cool video. Bet that flannel quilt will be warm and cozy.

  3. Oh I love your little doll! That looks like a blast to make. I may have to put that on my "after Christmas play" list. You've been busy with that pretty quilt and yes, I want to make that star with drunkard's path - so cool!

  4. That spotty dotty fabric finished your quilt top off perfectly!!

  5. Love the quilt! I think the border fabric is perfect and love your choices!! Have a great day!

  6. You are amazingly clever on your quilt projects!

  7. What a great group of projects! Love the doll!

  8. Love your goddess ornie and your lap quilt is just beautiful!

  9. Those hexie stars are so beautiful!
    That's a very cool graphic design!

  10. I've always loved Carol of the Bells when sung by a choir. Not an easy song to sing at all. Your Christmas Quilt is beautiful. What a wonderful keepsake. Nice work!
    Traveling Suitcase

  11. Love your Christmas flannel. Great job on that border.

  12. Beautiful week! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned.