Wednesday, March 4, 2015

making nine patches......

making nine patches for some small antique inspired quilts.....
my nine patch blocks are made using 1&1/4" squares, unfinished they are 2&3/4" square.....
I will share my quilts with you starting next week, giving you some time to start stitching up your own....



enjoy......

Sunday, March 1, 2015

a dainty spring folk art basket.....

a dainty spring folk art basket......





wool applique on cotton......
couched over embroidery floss for stems....
added some embroidery touches, featherstitching on leaves, chain stitch around flower centers and a half featherstitch on basket......
I used Soft Fuse on my wool applique pieces, steaming them in place on cotton background.....
primitive overcast stitch with YLI Quilting Thread was used to stitch down applique pieces and for the embroidery stitches.....
simple and sweet.....







Lucy and I made Chocolate Egg Nest to share with you.....


ingredients you need.....


melt chocolates and mix with noodles in bowl.....


using your fingers shape chocolate nest....


lick excess chocolate off spoon YuMMy!


keep on eating chocolate to your heart's content.....


after chocolate nest are shaped, cooled and hardened pop out of muffin tin.....add jelly bean eggs and Peeps.




the addition of Easter Dinosaurs is optional but just an adorable touch, don't you think.....



to print......
right click on picture to save....
right click on picture to print.....
 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

sneak peek.....

a sneak peek at my project for the Buttermilk Basin Spring Thyme Blog Hop.....
I'm first up to share on March 1st....




see you then.....

Monday, February 2, 2015

new designs......

Sew Sweet ~ 10" x 14" wool applique pillow.....



Plaid Hearts ~ 14" x 29" small quilt....



Bless Your Heart ~ 16" square quilt.....



Redbird Sampler ~ 36" x 53" sampler quilt.....





all available now ~ http://www.quiltsbycheri.com

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Be Mine.....





a simple Valentine Quilt......

for heart blocks cut 2" wide strips of muslin and red, sew together, subcut into 2" pieces......
cut red 2" x 3&1/2" pieces, sew to left side of muslin and red section.....
muslin squares cut 3&1/2"......
for side triangles cut 5&1/2" squares, cut diagonally twice....
for corners cut 3&1/2" squares, cut diagonally once.....






all my love......

Saturday, January 3, 2015

American Patchwork and Quilting radio show.....

on Monday January 5 I have been invited to chat live with Pat Sloan, host of American Patchwork and Quilting......
the show times are 4pm Eastern, 3pm Central, 2pm Mountain and 1pm Pacific
I will be chatting and sharing the whys and hows of my primitive style of quilting......I would love for you to tune in on your computer, itunes or you can download to a player.....
the link for the podcast is in the post below......

http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

peppermint sticks.....



a simple little holiday quilt......
cutting.....
for peppermint sticks~ 1&1/2" x 3&1/2" pieces, fifteen per row.....
muslin~ sashing between rows 2&1/2" x 15&1/2"
top and bottom border 3"x 13&/2"
side borders 2" x 20&1/2"

I featherstitched with green floss on either side of peppermint stick rows......



enjoy.....

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A Primitive Christmas Blog Hop....

sharing with all a Wool Gingerbread Penny Rug.....







and a recipe for some cute Gingerbread Cookies......
roll it.....


cut it.....



sniff it!?!



and decorate to your hearts content.....







and lastly enjoy!





these things make me merry.....
Advent Calendar, Bows, Candy Canes, Drummer Boy, Evergreens, Fa La La La, Gingerbread, Ho Ho Ho, Icicles, Jingle Bells, Kissing under the Mistletoe, Lists, Mulled Wine, Nativity, Ornaments, Pretty Packages, Quilts, Rejoicing, Tinsel, Unwrapping pretty packages, Visiting Family & Friends, Wrapping Paper, Xmas Caroles, Yule Log.....
Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night zzzzzz......

enjoy..... cheri

you will find the templates for wool rug and recipe in the post below......