Judy and I decided to collaborate on a Gifty Galore project, since I love to embroider and she loves to sew. It was a win win situation! For Gifty Galore, the staff here at CT typically just chooses a project out of one of the new books that we are going to showcase. For this project though, we chose a project from a book and paired it with a pin cushion pattern we carry.
When we flipped through “S is for Stitch” by Kristyne Czepuryk we fell in love with the simplicity of the embroidery designs and when we came across the spider web, we thought it was perfect to incorporate with my new Rest In Pieces collection. Judy suggested we make a joint project by using the pin cushion pattern “Pretty Little Pins – Oct-Nov-Dec” by Sherri K. Falls. This pattern is great because it showcases a cute embroidery on the front. So we made up two…one with the “W is for Web” embroidery design from “S is for Stitch” and one with the existing pumpkin embroidery design from “Pretty Little Pins”.
For the spider web embroidery, we chose Haunted Grounds in Curry & Pumpkin Toss in Black.
For the pumpkin embroidery, we chose Ghosts & Ghouls in Lt. Carrot & Pumpkin Toss in Plum.
The embroideries were quick and easy and Judy whipped them up into the cute little pin cushions they are! Definitely a fun gift for someone!!
This Gifty Galore project is from the Pillow Pop book by Heather Bostic. This book is full of fun and fabulous pillows, and perfect for scraps! There were quite a few pillows that caught my eye, but I really liked the bold graphic look of the "A Bunch of Crosses" pillow and knew it would go well with the cider-sipping feeling of Sun Kissed Harvest.
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This project is from the book Fun Home Accessories
and is perfect for using scraps! I loved the look of these baskets from
the very first time I saw them. They add a fun combination of texture
and color. The fact that they are useful is a nice bonus!
I went on my very first quilt retreat last weekend and it was sooo much
fun! There were seven of us girls, six of us travelled from around here
and the seventh came from the Seattle area to meet us. We ate, we drank,
we danced, we quilted, and we were most definitely merry!