Monday, December 19, 2016

En Provence - Clue 4

Things are moving right along with En Provence! Can you believe we've been at this for almost a month? If you want the instructions for this clue, go to this post for it! See what everyone else is doing at this post.

It was down right cold and snowy this past weekend where I live. The perfect time to stay inside and finish addressing our Christmas cards and getting some wrapping done.

I made another Cashmere Covered Pillow for a good friend. I still have to do one for me!

My favorite Featherweight got set up on the footstool so I could get going on Clue 4!

It's a good start! My box of mystery clues is pretty full! 

Can't wait to see it come together!

Monday, December 12, 2016

En Provence - Clue 3

Onwards to part three if this year's mystery quilt, En Provence! If you want the instructions for this pattern, go to this post for it! See what everyone else is doing at this post.

After my winter cold ran its course last week, I started feeling noticeably better on Thursday and managed to get clue two finished on time! This weekend was the kickoff of all things Christmas at my house. My sisters and I went to a breakfast and show given in the traditions of France. How appropriate! Joyeux noel, tout le monde!

I made some Cashmere Covered Pillows as gifts. I got my decorations out, played the Christmas Songs to the Burning Yule Log video, and revamped the house into rooms full of tinsel, lights, and holiday-print fabric. The chicken was roasted, the lists are made and the snow started to fall. 'Tis the season!

Back on track.... This week - Purple four patches! Think lavender fields. 

I grabbed a bunch of fabrics for my purples and started cutting strips from the smallest pieces in the pile and worked up into the larger pieces. I figured I need to use the scraps instead of making more scraps!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Featherweight Project - Cashmere Covered Pillows

Ever go through your closet and start to weed out the things that don't fit anymore, or are not things you wear much, or just need to get tossed? Sometimes those things are too good to toss and need a new purpose. I looked at some sorry looking pillows and stuffed them into the worn sweaters. Voila, the cashmere covered pillows started to come to life.

This is not a ground breaking discovery. There are many websites that show their way of making them. Here's the way I did mine.

I bought a couple 16" pillow forms. They fit nicely into the size sweaters I had to work with.

The first thing to do is turn the pillow inside out and line up the ruler along the side so you can cut off the sleeves. I was surprised at how easily the blade cut through the knitted fabric.

Monday, December 5, 2016

En Provence, Clue 2

The first week of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt is done and week two is underway. How'd you do? Are you sewing or enjoying the project through the links?

Want to join in? It's not too late! Go to and select the En Provence tab to find all you need to know. Here's the direct link for clue 2  and here's where you can see what other quilters are making!

A quick recap- Last week, we made our pile of four patches!