October 04, 2017

Jingle All the Way Finish

I finally finished the Kimberbell Jingle All the Way Christmas quilt!  Every time I thought I was all done, I would realize that there was just one more thing that needed to be worked on.  But I think the end results are super cute and its going to be very hard to turn it over to Beth at Quilts and Lace to be hung up in the shop.

Here is a picture of the whole quilt:

Jingle All the Way Quilt

Here is a close up of the little houses, and no they are not really lights even though they look like it.  Just the magic of using flash photography!  The pattern had little mylar lights that you could stitch out, but they would have been too fragile to withstand hanging up where they would be touched constantly.

Little Houses

Next I will just show you lots of different parts of the quilt including the packages and tags, the trees, and the snow globes.

I quilted it several different ways.  I used some machine embroidery stipple designs in different sizes that Chantell provided, I also used some machine embroidered Christmas designs from Anita Goodesign, and I also free motioned with my Babylock sewing machine around all of the applique designs. 

It has been a lot of fun stitching and sewing this project!  I was also showing off my progress on a Kimberbell Facebook Group called Kimberbellas and Fellas.  They are giving prizes away each Monday I think through Nov 1.  I won a couple of weeks ago and I got to pick out a prize.  I chose Happy Everything Pocket tags.  I can't wait to get started with them.  I received it in the mail today. Sew much fun!

September 24, 2017

Kimberbell Catch Up

Thanks to Hurricane Irma I had to delay the second Jingle All the Way class until next week.  It is now being held on Wednesday, September 27 at 10 AM.  

I thought you might like to see a couple extra things Kimberbell related that I have stitched in September.  With all of the Hurricane Irma preps completed, I decided to go ahead and do some stitching before I lost power (which I usually do during any hurricane because I live on one of the barrier islands in Brevard county). 

I thought since I was already in the Christmas mode, brought on by the Jingle All the Way quilt, I decided to do a Kimberbell Bench Pillow for Christmas.  There is another Christmas pillow option on the Jingle All the Way CD, but I went with the traditional Kimberbell Deck the Halls bench pillow instead.  I might tackle the other one on the CD if I have time before Christmas.

The camera on my Baby Lock Destiny made this Multi-hooped project much easier.  By using templates and the camera I can line things up perfect without having to 'draw' all over my base fabric.  Kimberbell included a few of the 3D items that she is known for on this pillow.  The bows are made separate and then attached, and I also sewed on buttons for the decorations on the wreaths.

Deck the Halls
After the storm passed I was without power for four days, water for five days, and internet and phone for two weeks.  I have decided that I do NOT like camping! 

The next Kimberbell project that I decided to do was the Halloween Boo Bench Pillow.  This one was a lot of fun.  I got to use a stash of Halloween fabrics that I have been holding on to for several years.  Its called Pumpkins Gone Wild by Sandy Gervais for Moda.  One thing that was different about this pillow was the fact that there were no 3D touches.  I am thinking maybe the cat should have some sparkly eyes??

Halloween Boo Front

  The fabric line had a couple of panels included with it, so I used one of them for the back of the pillow.

Halloween Boo Back

I have enjoyed the 'escape' from the Jingle All the Way quilt, but it's time to get back to work on it.  After the make up class next week, the third class will be held Tuesday October 3 at 10AM.  I will post those blocks next week!

August 30, 2017

Kimberbell "Jingle All the Way" Class Two

The next class I will be teaching at Quilts and Lace is the second Jingle All The Way installment.  It will be on September 12 at 10:00.  The blocks I will be demonstrating will be the snow globes, the Jingle All the Way blocks, and the peppermint blocks.

The snow globes are adorable.  They are done in applique but before the last fabric, which is vinyl, is tacked down, you place a little teaspoon of beads, sequins, or glitter snowflakes on top of the design.  You can see here in my samples what they look like.

Gingerbread Snow Globe

Candy Cane Snow Globe

Tree Snow Globe

Gingerbread Snow Globe 2

I used little round sequins and snowflake shaped sequins that I had bought from Stampin Up inside of them.

I had a little bit of trouble with the Jingle All the Way design.  My thread kept breaking when it was stitching out the decorative tack down stitches around the appliqued letters, but I think that might be resolved with using a different stabilizer.

Jingle all the way

Then last up for this months class will be the peppermints.  We will need a total of five of them.  Here are a few.


I already have the front of the quilt stitched together and it is turning out very cute.

Next month we will work on the little houses, the Dec 25 block, and the holly berries.