Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Christmas Through the Year Link Up

First off, I would like to let you know that is is one long post. There's alot of info I would like to share today. Here go....

It's time to link up your CTTY projects. First I want to introduce you to our sponsor for this linky party. Please welcome The Fat Quarter Shop. I can't tell you how amazing this quilt shop is. I have ordered from them and I couldn't believe the speedy shipping and I have even called them and I am very pleased with their customer service. Their shop has an awesome selection of fabrics and you could always find the latest release.

For the latest updates you can follow The Jolly Jabber. Kimberly shares a fun Tidbits segments featuring your favorite designers and there's always your everyday fun things that she posts on the blog.

The Fat Quarter Shop has generously donated a gift certificate for one lucky CTTY participant to win. Imagine all the fun you could have with this. Perhaps you could buy more fabric for next month's CTTY projects ;-)

Here are my projects I completed.
I wanted to use up some scraps that  I have laying around. These scraps are from Joel Dewberry's Heirloom collection. I love the patterns and colors in this collection. I made this zippered pouch from the scraps I had leftover from the pot holders I made below. I couldn't bear to throw away the pretty strips I already sewn so with a bit more scraps of fabrics, I made this zippered pouch. I can't guarantee that this will end up in the Christmas box. I'm debating. I whipped it up since there were leftover fabrics.

I used various widths of fabric strips for this pot holder, but now I am starting to think it would make a great hot pad too. Let me just point out that there aren't any loops for hanging it up. Why you might ask? I got so excited about how nice my machine binding came together that I just kept on going and going..... I got two pot holders out of this one strip set. 

This is a close-up of the binding. I have done binding by machine before and it didn't come out as nice as I thought so I didn't attempt it unto I made these pot holders. I thought since it's small, if I messed up it's not a big deal. The only thing I did different when sewing on the binding was to start sewing the binding on from the back side. I then flipped it to the front and stitched down the binding from the front. On the picture, I have the front and the back for you to see. I think they came out really nice. I am going to start doing baby quilts like this from now on. It went together really fast.

I love Beth V.'s projects she sent for me to post here.

This giveaway is now closed:

The winner via is: 

Congrats! I will e-mail you shortly.

Here are the rules:

1. Your project must be a part of this year's Christmas gifts.
2. Please link back to Lily Patch Quilts ( .
3. Go and check out some of your fellow CTTY participants and leave a comment. You know how we love comments and encouragements :-)
4. I must be able to get in touch with you if you win. I don't want to see you lose out on these giveaway.

Deadline to link up is March 1st . Please note the linky tool thinks that Feb. has 30 days so it says 3 days for linking. It's only one day. The linky tool folks fixed it.

Participants without blogs: If you don't have a blog, you can always send me a picture of your project including your full name (first, last/initial). I will post it on my blog for you.

No-Reply Bloggers: I would love to respond to your comments, but I can't because there's no way to reach you. Make sure you change your e-mail setting in your blogger's profile so I can get in touch with you. 


Ruth B said...

I have always wanted to learn how to sew a binding on by machine. Thanks for the tips! I think I'll give it a try and see what happens.

Valspierssews said...

I am going to try to join in most months. I have been joining in on and off for two years now. It is good to have a goal to work towards even for play sewing. I feel like I can make as many pot holders (for example) as I like and it is still "serious" sewing of Christmas presents.

Cheryll said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win a great gift too. :)

Kindred Quilts said...

Thanks again for hosting CTTY. I appreciate the tips you gave for machine sewn binding. And thank you Fat Quarter Shop for the chance to win a fabulous gift certificate!

Ranch Wife said...

I have got to try stitching my binding on by machine. Hand stitching it is actually my favorite part, but like you said, on these potholders, and small items, stitching the binding on by machine would be so much easier, and I could get more done! Thank you for keeping me on track!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I made more pincushions~ can't show the real ones, so I'm showing the ones I made for the swap. ;-)

Ruth B said...

Such pretty projects! I need to overcome my fear of zippers and make some little bags like yours!

Ruth B said...

Congratulations Ranch Wife! Enjoy your shopping!!

Julie Cefalu said...

I wish February wasn't so short! I missed the deadline (even though my project was finished, I just forgot to link it up here), but I'm happy to see everyone else's projects. Congrats to the winner!

Cindy said...

Congrats Ranch Wife. Your creations are always so pretty! Hugs.