I am in LOVE with this quilt!! This is the 2015 Quiltville Mystery Quilt. My second time doing a mystery quilt. This is just the top. It still needs to be quilted and have the binding sewn on. This took me about 6 weeks to make, albeit 2 of the weeks I didn't touch it because I had other things needing my attention or I was procrastinating. I knew Part 4 was going to take a long time. I skipped it and went on to Part 5. Then I had to suck it up. It didn't disappoint with the amount of time it took to do it.
I haven't uploaded pictures to my computer of the different steps but they are on Instagram.
This took me about 100 hours and it has somewhere around 2,328 pieces. So worth the effort.
I found this gem of an idea on Pinterest and thought it would be a perfect little thank you for all of the teachers and leaders that work with the kids in Primary at church. I included Scout leaders and Activity Day Leaders, which meant that I needed 36. I set out on a hunt for these cute, little 4 oz. jars. A couple of months ago I saw a lot of them but now it was hard to find it. After several unsuccessful trips, I ended up going 30 minutes away to another store that showed they had enough cases in stock. Super easy to make and well received.
For 8 jars, you will need:
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
10 pkgs. (2 oz. ea.) caramel dipping sauce
2 Skor bars or a bag of Heath toffee bits
8 (1/2C or 4 oz.) Mason or Ball jars
Mix the cream cheese with 2 of the dips. Divide it between the 8 jars. Clean the rim after it you smoosh it down and smooth it. Spread 1 pkg. of the caramel dip on the cream cheese layer in each jar. Top with crushed S…
Can you believe that it is October 5th and I'm actually starting my Christmas cards?! How many years I plan to be working on them by now and I really get started in November.
This card uses the stamp set Reason for the Season. I combined a lot of things I like on this card, embossing, piercing and using the aquapainter. The piercing is hard to see but it is on the red strip above the poinsettia.
Stamps: Reason for the Season
CS: Mossy Meadow, Real Red, WW, Season of Cheer DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Mossy Meadow
Misc.: Boughs and Berries EF, rhinestones, Real Red 3/8" satin ribbon (retired), aquapainter
I hear this is popular to do again. I was trying to think when it was that it was "in" and I'm guessing it was 6 years ago. Like fashion, techniques come full circle with slight changes. The change this round is using the white pen to add dots. Super easy to do with a different look that pops. Stamps: Kind and Caring ThoughtsCS: Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Black, WW Ink: Craft WhiteMisc,.: Delphinium grosgrain (discontinued), white gel pen, eyelet border punch, Dimensionals