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Showing posts from February, 2018

Snowbound quilt

I recently found a printed panel from the 2004 "Christmas X-citement" line by Sandy Gervais for Moda tucked in a plastic bag with pieces of coordinating flannels and a Gervais pattern titled "#254 Winter Landscape" that used the panel.

Here is a picture of the "Winter Landscape" quilt Gervais designed for the panel. The pattern is still available on her "Pieces from my Heart" website, and the panel can be purchased on eBay.

I set the package aside because the panel was so cute and I thought I might do something with it before it got buried for another decade.

As luck would have it, mid-Michigan was blessed with three snowstorms in three days last weekend, so I pulled out my panel to see what I could do with it while I was snowbound.

I took a cue from the pattern and decided to cut the panel apart and add strips of flannel between the panel strips. I had 50-inches of the panel design so I pieced the available flannels to make 50-inch strips of variou…

Casey's Cat

When I visited my friend Casey's cottage on Lake Huron, I was greeted by this calico cat that resided in a knotty-pine bedroom, snug under the eaves overlooking Lake Huron. I took a photo and tried to reproduce Casey's cat for my own. i started by drawing the pattern below; overall the cat back is about 10-inches high, including 1/4-inch seam allowances. The edge along the fold is 8-inches long.

Here is a list of materials I used to make the cat.


Bosal or Pellon Flex Foam: 1/4-inch foam padding typically used as stabilizer for totes and pursesscraps of cotton prints; I used 5-inch squares from Charm Pack: "Grand Traverse Bay" by Minick & Simpson for Moda.12-inch square of coordinating Minky, flannel, or fleece for cat back.12-inches of narrow satin ribbon for bow#8 perle cotton for hand quiltingshort piece of embroidery floss or perle cotton for whiskers18-inches thick cording for tailfiberfill, or fabric scraps for stuffingDirections
Sew calico pieces toge…