Home At Last

Hello friends! It's been 3 long months away for me. I have so much to do and catch up on. I wanted to put a quick post up before I get any more lost in cleaning, sewing, etc etc. I am doing some better and hope to accomplish a lot this month!

I'm working on a Christmas quilt. I really love this Jingle fabric by Kate Spain!

I had purchased a Jolly Bar from The Fat Quarter Shop and wasn't sure what I'd do with it. Then I remembered this lovely quilt I saw on Moda Bake Shop. I love elongated stars :) So, the Gooseberry Star Patch Quilt it is!

The day after I got home I made up these potholders for a Christmas gift. The recipient likes bright and dark, so I think they will fit. I used my own tutorial, you can see it here

I have said this before but need to say it again. I'm so incredibly grateful for the friends I've made on my quilting journey. I have to give a huge thank you to Cristina and Lara for always checking on me, listening and being so supportive. When you get so down and low, knowing someone cares means so VERY much. I love you both to pieces!! I had  a wonderful surprise from my good friend Jasmine when I got home as well. This pretty little pouch :) I love it and have so many use ideas that I can't decide what it will house yet. Thanks again Jasmine for your kindness and friendship!

And last but certainly not least. Thanks to a few readers that sent me emails asking if I was ok because I hadn't posted for so long. We are all so busy and life keeps turning, I didn't think anyone would notice my absence and it was really nice to know some did :) The quilting community is so awesome and I'm so thankful to be a small part of it! I've peeked in your blogs here and there as I've had time but have a lot of catch up there too. It's good to be back :)


  1. So glad to see you back in blog land my dear. I am so in love with your Christmas fabric. Your pot holders look great. What a great gift. What a sweet gift Jasmine sent you. Your pouch is so cute.

  2. It's good to see you back. I love the pot holders!

  3. Welcome home! I am glad you are feeling better, even if it is only some for now.

    The pot holders look so crisp and wonderful!

  4. Yay Christine! That's wonderful that you feel "some better" enough to do a little quilting. It's good for the soul! And Jasmine is always such a sweetie pie - love the little bag she made for you.
    Your Gooseberry Star Patch quilt is going to look great in the Kate Spain fabric... so fresh and cheery!
    Now I have to go and check out your pot holder tute - they make such great gifts! I bet your recipient will love hers!

  5. I am so glad you are home and creating again. I'm also happy you liked my little surprise. :)

  6. I love your potholders - the binding is so neat!


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