Saturday, December 12, 2020

sewing saturday almost Christmas


For this week's round up, I am showing a UFO... from a few years ago. It was a kit I think, from the now closed Seminole Sampler in Maryland. It's all fused with so many layers it's stiff. I think I need a border of maybe half stars or some really cute santa fabric from my stash

Heaven knows I do not plan on going around all these little pieces of fabric, which is why it's still a UFO...

I wanted to make three new stockings for us, and have plans...

a paper pieced snowflake for DH who wanted something kind of geometric on his

Mine will sport a sugarplum fairy ballet dancer with a flamingo

Milo's will be stripes of these fabrics...

with the red poodles on toe and heel

Not made yet of course. I did start a pair of socks for dh's giftie last night. 

I took a youtube free 5-day drawing class with Joanna Basford and this is my sketchbook

yesterday I showed them inked in, but then I had to go back and color them too!

For the RSC dark neutrals this month challenge, last week's lozenge block cut offs became this 

a simple X for hugs, plus some scrap strips on the side... who knows what this will grow into. Or this one from the orange month, I decided to border in a batik strip scrap

after rejecting these stash possibilities... so hard to pick the right tone and pattern, right?

handwork... and fun planning work...

isn't it fun to look through your books for possible blocks or quilts to make?
Going to a link party!


  1. Sew looking forward to seeing what your Christmas quilt decides to be! You are making stockings and knitted socks, too? LOVE those Bonus HST mini quilts in the making, LeeAnna!!

  2. Those are all really, really pretty!

  3. Gorgeous work! You are so talented. I have a stack of books right next to me that I've been going through for ideas, which is great fun but might prompt me to start more squirrels.

  4. Pretty diamond block in greens! Your so clever with making neat quilts with those triangles each month. Amazing drawings.... a talented artist you are.

  5. Your Santa piece is so cute - I'll enjoy seeing what you do with it. I've been fascinated by the fun pieces you've made out of the triangle cutoffs from each months lozenge blocks, too. HSTs have so many design possibilities!

  6. I was quite impressed with Johanna’s video and you have drawn her wreath beautifully, LeeAnna. I like the old fashioned kind of look of that Santa. I also love to see how you use improv to have fun with your stitching.

  7. All the stocking plans sound great but the one for Milo had me laughing at the red poodles for the toes!

  8. Hi LeeAnna,
    A festive post to cheer us all !
    The drawings with colour look like their very own Christmas cards.
    Fun stocking plans :)

  9. Love your quilt blocks, love the drawings!!! I like your Santa piece (top) and I think your stockings will be great, can't wait to see them! Have a great day and stay safe!

  10. Your work is always stunning! I love it all!

  11. Beautiful projects! I love your Santa ;)

  12. Wonderful beautiful drawing and projects !!!

  13. It will be fun to see your new stockings! I should probably think about doing the same, next year! Your dark neutrals project is interesting...what will it become? Hmmm?

  14. I am in a swoon over your sketchbook... so beautiful!
    I also love your HST work!
    Enjoy your slow stitching!

  15. You're planning some great projects! I think it's great that you can take a free drawing class on YouTube. I can't believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away. It always comes so fast!

  16. Hi Leeanna. I just saw your comment on my blog and wanted to send this along. Here is the recipe link for the biscochitos that you couldn't find:

    I have some cookie presses to make the designs but you could just roll into balls and use a glass or other item to flatten them out.

    Just in case you are still curious.

  17. Now I see what your stockings might look like and understand Milo's a bit more. These will be delightful. It's such fun to have a set near the fireplace. And you'll enjoy making them as much as they will enjoy receiving them. Merry Christmas. Stay safe.

  18. I don't sew, but I do like your color choices. Bright and cheerful :)

  19. Lots of terrific projects! I so enjoy how you progress. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  20. Adorable little Santa project, though I'm like you - who wants to go around all those pieces!