I decided that I needed deadlines to accomplish some quilting/sewing goals I set for myself, so I signed up for some projects for Gifty Galore. I saw these adorable Chevron pillows in the book Pillow Pop and decided they would look super cute in my house!
I selected fabrics that I thought would look good in my family room. I decorated it quite a few years ago now in my “wallpaper phase” and it may not be trendy but I still like it.
Happy October! Yep, I know, this October Candle Mat was predictable, right?! But, this little pumpkin guy is so cute with his smiley face and sparkly eyes. He sports a skeleton chin and a pirate hat (stem). The little 3-1/2″ blocks along the side are very easy to assemble and it’s fusible appliqué. You can really have him constructed in an afternoon!
What a perfect theme for our September Candle Mat! Yep! A schoolhouse. I know, it’s rather predictable but still fun, eh?! It took me only an afternoon to piece, quilt, and bind this little delight. Made from our Quilter’s Candy, this candle mat will tickle your guests fancy when they come to visit. I love how the wire table stand and header really highlight the candle mat. Can’t do better than free, right? Enjoy!
The Suzy Sack is a kick-in-the-pants to make. It was so much fun that I made five of them! My first attempt took me about an hour and I made a few mistakes, but from that point forward it was a piece of cake! The bag now takes me about half an hour error free, start to finish! Wahoo!
The sunflower is a beautiful reminder of the grace of summer and the welcoming of fall. What better way to celebrate a lovely time of year and greet a new season than to place this bold and brassy August Candle Mat in your home. Again, made from Quilter’s Candy, the August Candle Mat truly captures the essence of the sunflower in these warm, peppy colors. Enjoy!
How cute are these placemats and napkins by Jo-Lydia’s Attic?? They’re just so delightful and cheery and make me want to fill my belly with a bowl full of jelly. ;] And, they were super easy to make.
I chose from the Quilter’s Candy Prints because they’re not too busy yet still completely adorable! I also chose the fake fur option on the placemats because I think the texture makes them pop …
I recently did a book review for Ayumi Takahashi’s Patchwork, Please! and fell in love with all of the fun projects. I was very pleased to find that this book was one of our options for Gifty Galore this year! Before opening the book again, I already knew I wanted to make the Happy Hexagon Trivets. I had not yet ventured into the world of paper piecing, but was assured by my always encouraging co-workers that I would be able to handle it.
OK, so did you expect something different? Of course not! July is ALWAYS red, white, and blue, and packed with celebration! I have to admit, the July Candle Mat is one of my favorites sporting the American flag and the firecracker… BOOM! It’s just pure fun and all the fabrics are from the Quilter’s Candy collection! The July Candle Mat will make a great July 4th gift! Enjoy!