Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Quilting Along with the FQS Kitty Kaddy Clutch

Here is my Kitty Caddy Clutch WIP.

Free FQS Pattern Here

I am happy to be quilting along with the 

Click on the link below for all you need to know 
to make this cute

Kitty Caddy Clutch 

This cute clutch was designed by

Stacy Hsu

for her new fabric line

Woof Woof Meow

It is sew cute!

These are the fabrics I have picked and chose from for this project.

All these fabrics were so cute it was fun to choose which to cut for which pieces.

Of course, Maestro helped.

This little kitty is always sew helpful.
When I was changing my sewing machine foot today,
she grabbed my 1/4 metal foot off the sewing machine bed
and tried to carry it off in her mouth!
Fortunately, I stopped her before she dashed away to her lair with it.
Maestro loves all things quilty and really has carried things off.
Bobbins are her favorite thing.

The first thing I did was embroider this cute kitty face.

Katniss helped.
I am sew lucky to have my clutch kitties ... :-)

Here are my inside and outside clutch sections.

Time to sew the cute little pin cushion mouse!

First I have to make the bias tape for the tale and the binding ...

Instructions may be found here ...

How to Make Bias Tape Video with Stacy @ FQS

In this video, Stacy says, "It does not have to be perfect" at one point.
This makes me sew happy.

With my vision issues, my work is never perfect,
but I love a new sewing challenge.

Thanks, Stacy!

Now I have the tale for my pincushion mouse ...

and here are the pieces.

Video for Making the Mouse Pin Cushion is Here

I am really enjoying sewing along of this project
and am learning many new things.

Time to stuff my cute mouse.

Then I am ready to sew my Kitty Caddy Clutch together.

More photos coming soon!

Go to the 

Jolly Jabber

for all you need to know to make your own cute Kitty (or Doggy) Clutch

and to see all the other bloggers posting their projects today.

Hope to see you sewing along, too!

Thanks to the

for this fun pattern and wonderful fabrics!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Fragile Mini Charm Giveaway Winner

Today is the day to give away this cute

Fragile Mini Charm Pack

for my

and the winner is ...

Comment #19

(sent by email)

"Please enter me in your giveaway. I am so excited to find you today. 
I will add you to my list of bloggers that I follow. 
My first grandchild is on the way so this would be a fun quilt to make.
Hope you enjoyed your vacation!"
... from Paula 

Congratulations, Paula!

I will be sending you an email to let uou know and get your mailing address.

Thanks to all who stopped by and left lovely comments on my

Mini Charm Chocolates Baby Quilt.

More goodies and giveaways
coming soon!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

It's a Small World Afterall

I am back!

Katniss is happy to have me back in my quilty corner.

We had a wonderful California Adventure.

This is me, hubby Charlie and son Matt ... 

... at Huntington Beach, "Surfin USA"

... lunching at the end of the pier

... meeting the pier pelican

... enjoying the sandy beach

... just had to get my toes in the Pacific once in my life ... :-)

Then we met up with my daughter, Marissa, SIL Matt and Granddarling Everly
at Disneyland for their Super Hero Half Marathon Weekend.

We had a fun time with Minnie ...

... playing at Minnie's House

 ... riding the teacups with my Main Matt

... spinning in the tractors in Carsland

... exploring

... sharing a Dole Whip with My Girl.

... dancing with the Cars.

... spending a lot of time in Carsland ...

... eating lots goodies ...

... lunching with the Princesses.

... enjoying our special dessert at Ariel's Grotto.

... riding the Racers

... tasting the special goodies in the Festival of Holidays foods.

... dancing  with the DJ in Radiator Springs.

... seeing all the Christmas lights

... playing in the snow on Main Street!

There was even a quilty get together ...

it happened that my online friend Anne
who I met in our 30's POTC BOM Group
was at Disneyland with her girls for the Disney Race Weekend, too!

Anne gifted me with this adorable fussy cut
 Mickey POTC block kit
that she made for me.

Time to  get back to sewing!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Mini Charm Chocolate Quiltalong

Here is my Mini Charm Chocolates Baby Quilt.

My quilt is featured today on

I love this quilt!

I started Here with these wonderful

Fragile  fabrics

and added Bella Bright Turquoise Here


Fat Quarter Shop

Free Pattern Here

You may purchase this lovely quilt kit Here

or choose your own fabrics and follow the free video tutorial Here

The center of my quilt was made following the fun and easy pattern.
When it came time to finish my quilt top ...

I picked a few extra mini charms and sprinkled them into my border.
I used four rounds of 2.5" strips and mini charms to sew my border.

My finished quilt measures 46" by 39"

For the quilting I chose
Aurifil 5006 - a pretty light aqua.

For the quilting I used my heavy duty walking foot
and stitched easy waves for a windblown effect.
I used two layers a=of Dream Puff batting to give it extra pouf.

When it came time to bind my quilt I added ribbon tags
for baby fingers to play.

My thoughts on baby quilts are that they should be oversized,
placed on floors, on the ground at the park
and shared with furry friends.

I finished it with a two-color machine finished binding
and added an extra line of stitches in the flange
so the ribbon tabs would hold up to lots of tugging.

A tutorial is coming soon of how I make this binding.

I love this windswept backing fabric!

I love this bold and graphic fabric line!

I do not know for whom I made this quilt.

It is going into a plastic storage for the baby to come along.

A big Thank You to the wonderful people at the

Fat Quarter Shop

for another wonderful Quilt Along project!

Giveaway Time!

So one of my readers may enjoy making 
a "mini-mini" chocolates quilt,
I am giving away one Fragile Mini Charm Pack. 
There are forty two 2.5" mini charms in this pack.

To be eligible to win his giveaway:
please leave one lovely comment!

I will mail anywhere in the world.

You do not need to be a follower to win.

You do need to leave an email address where I can contact you to let you know if you are the lucky winner and to get your mailing address.

My blog does not allow anonymous comments to keep away the robots.
If you do not have an ID to leave a comment, you may email me
at the address under "Contact Me" at the the top of my blog 
and I will enter your comment for you.

As a extra thank you to my followers, you may leave a second comment 
telling me how you follow and why you like to visit my scrapatch 
or tell me a favorite of my projects or tutorials.

This giveaway closes on Thursday,
November 16th, at Midnight EST

I will use a random number generator to choose the winner

and I will announce a winner on Friday, Nov 17th.

This Giveaway has now closed.

Winner announced Here.

Thanks to all who stopped by and left me lovely comments!

Thank you for visiting me today

I am with my family at Disneyland today!

I will respond to comments after I return on November 15th.

Click Here
and follow the links
to my fellow bloggers who have joined in this
lovely quiltalong.
Many beautiful quilts ... sew inspiring!

Hope to your version of this fun quilt soon!