Sunday, November 10, 2019

Stitch it and Gift It Blog Hop Begins, My Day



I'm so excited for this Stitch it and Gift It Blog Hop to begin.  Big thanks go out to Carla @ Creatin in the Sticks for hosting this.  It has certainly given my gift list a jump-start.

Today is my day to share and this is what I came up with.  First off I started making soup bowl cozies.  My DH and I tend to eat dinner in front of the TV and instead of having a towel to hold a hot bowl, these  soup bowl cozies are just the thing.  There are all sorts of patterns out there, but  I used this free pattern here by Happy Hour Stitches.   I had made one for DH and I several months ago, but messed up on mine, so I also made myself another.  I made some last year for my sons-in-law, so this year I made some for my daughters, brother and sister-in-law and sister.  Plus made some for granddaughter Kyleigh and her roommate.  For these bowl cozies you should use 100% cotton batting, 100% cotton thread.  I bought some Wrap and Zap by Pellon.  


There are also instructions here at The Birch Cottage, which also gives you a sheet of instructions which I am going to include with each bowl cozy.



Next up I made Microwavable Potato Bags.   A number of years ago, I bought a kit when I was on vacation in Northern California.  It never got made.  But I got the idea to make up a bunch of these also.  The kit was made with something called Warm Tater batting by the Warm Company.  I made up the kit for myself.  Again for these you should use 100% cotton batting, 100% cotton thread.   The instructions for the Potato Zapper are here on Pellon

This was mine made from the kit.  I love the potatoes.  The lining has tiny potatoes!


I didn't have anymore of that fabric though so the others I used different fabrics.


I found instructions for the potato bags too here.  There are all sorts of places that have directions for use, but I used this one here.  It also has a different way to make the potato bag



Next up, I promised granddaughter Kyleigh I would make a new pillow cover for her pillow I had made her for Halloween.  They are all removable with envelope openings in the back.  So this is the one that should last her till spring.  


Next up, I had a couple of Christmas panels I had bought a number of years ago for my daughters.   I really liked them with the 3D effects.  Basically certain parts of the panel were duplicated like the birds on the snowman one, the snowman's hat, and the letters for the word "PEACE".  The instructions said to iron the cutouts to some fusible fleece and just glue-gun them on.  I had my doubts about this, but did it anyway.  Well the fleece started coming undone from the cutouts.  I finally attached them to the quilt with a zigzag stitch.  Really had a difficult time where the glue had touched.  I kept having to clean off my needle!  But I finished them.  These were actually on my Quarter 4 Finish-A-Long list!




The snowman panel was called "PEACE and JOY" and right next to the instructions was a large piece of fabric with Peace and Joy.  I think I will be making another pillow cover with this.



Next up, I made 2 of Jenny of Elefantz's Sew with a Merry Heart bags.  I also made one of the needle cases as a gift.  I purchased the needle case instructions from Jenny.  






The straps of the bag call for twill tape, and I have had a hard time finding it recently.  I looked in my miscellaneous bin, and found some twill-like Moda ribbon that tied together FQs, so I used that.  




This is the second bag I just finished.  



Lastly, I was recently working on this redwork piece.


I made it into a mug rug.  The half-square triangles were left over from some other project, and matched the project pretty well.  


I also found some mug rug poems here at Resliced by Jordan

Hope I have given you some inspiration for holiday gifts.  Be sure and check out the others that are posting today.  I have included the whole schedule for the hop.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop Schedule



42 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow you have been really busy and made some great items AND given me some fantastic gift ideas! I'm definitely going to make some potato bags! Thank you for sharing. I'm off to look at the other blogs now!

Lyndsey said...

Great ideas Karrin and lovely gifts. I must getting started on my Christmas gifts or they won't be ready until next year!

KaHolly said...

Unbelievable what you’ve accomplished! Your machine must have been smoking! And all that beautiful embroidery on those bags! Clearly, you don’t have any idle time, but make the most of every minute!

Susie said...

You have been so busy with all your lovely projects. I love it when quilters are so kind and let you have patterns for free and it is great to make those special gifts. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Susie xx

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

So many wonderful and useful projects! I'm sure all the recipients of your hard work will be very happy!

Dorian said...

You have certainly been busy! Lovely gifts, I'm sure you're family and friends will enjoy them.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Lovely gifts! I've been in dire need to make some of those soup cozies!

beaquilter said...

great projects!

Carla said...

Wow, you have been so busy with gifts. Thank you for the great ideas and the bonus cards to go with the gifts. My favorite is the redwork stocking mug rug and I'll have to check out those poems. Thank you for the great ideas!

Nancy L said...

Great ideas, and so thoughtful!! You inspire me to sew!!

Sharon said...

What a great start on your handmade gifts! I have had bowl cozies on my list for a while, but haven't gotten round to them yet. Maybe this year. . .

thanks for the links & the good ideas.

Carol S. said...

I'm loving those little notes to share with the bowls and potato bags. Great idea! You have so many amazing ideas here for gifts...thank you!

Moira said...

Lots of great ideas! I think I'm going to make some bowl cozies for gifts for my nieces this year and maybe their mom as well.....but also need to make a pillow case for mom for her support pillow.....

Kate said...

Awesome projects!! I love the stocking mug rug.

Danice G said...

So many great ideas and creations Karrin. I love making pillow covers also.

Scrapatches said...

Nifty gifty ideas all! I have made the soup bowl cozies before but forgot about them this year. I need to make more. These are really nice to use. Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

Denise :) said...

TERRIFIC inspiration! Your redwork stocking made the most darling mug rug -- I'm super impressed with how quickly you got that put together from the first embroidery stitch! Your bowl cozies and the potato bags are fabulous...I'm so excited for all these new ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Danette said...

These are all such wonderful projects! So cute!

Farm Quilter said...

What great gifts you have been busily creating!! Definitely giving me ideas of things I can create by Christmas!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I do believe the Blog Hop spurred your enthusiasm for gift making. What lucky recipients you will have during the Holidays!

wendy said...

Wonderful! You have been very busy with projects! Love them all and thanks for the ideas!

Karen said...

Your panel projects remind me of how you can take a scenic panel, cut it up addd sashings, and make it look like you are peeking in someone's window. An easy quilt project.

Charlene McCain said...

You have definitely been busy!! My friend gifted me some of those bowl cozies and they are fantastic. I know your family and friends enjoy them. Your embroidered projects are wonderful. Love the little bird. All of your projects are great! Thank you for the links to the patterns and extras.

LJ said...

You have really been busy with all these little gifts. The cozies will be much loved.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

You got a ton of things done!! Go you!! LOVE the bowl cozies - what a fun idea!

Kathy H said...

Great gift ideas and such a cute mug rug.

Sue D said...

wow--you have been busy. thanks for all the inspiration.

Nancy said...

It was fun to see all the items you have made. I went to the link for the bowl cozy directions. Thank you.

Susan said...

Wow, Karrin, you really went to town on this project! Such a lot of lovely gifts made. I really like the idea that you're going to use that Peace and Joy part for a pillow cover - nothing wasted! I like the Moda twill tape use, too. That stocking is so cute! A wonderful post filled with beautiful things!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Many awesome projects. I love bowl cozys.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Wow - you've been busy!! I love all your projects and especially the bowl cozies. I really need to get busy and make some of those! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

So many great project ideas, Karrin! I really like your twill tape solution for the handle of the bag. Those turned out so cute!

Calicojoan said...

Your ready for the holiday giving season, that's for sure. I love my bowl holders and can't imagine life without them. LOL!! Your stitchery on the bags is just gorgeous. I wish I had a talent for that or it was a machine embroidery design! LOL!!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Wow, you have given me so many gift ideas my head is spinning! Thank you so much. Really enjoying this hop.

Anonymous said...

Wow! You got lots of gifts taken care of early, you're an inspiration.

Sherry said...

Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous ideas. You have quite a head start on me but thanks again for the inspiration.

teachpany said...

Great projects!

Susan said...

Nice little gifts!

Brandy said...

Oh my gosh, the snowman pillow is so cute! And that little redwork stocking caught my eye... Thank you for sharing all these great ideas!

Brandy

Theresa said...

A lot a great project ideas. Love the projects made with Jenny's embroidery designs. Her designs are so lovely. That snowman panel is so cute!

tink's mom said...

What a terrific collection of ideas. Love the notes for the bowls and potato baker.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Oops I thought I'd already commented! Such a lovely bunch of projects you've made! Thanks for sharing these ideas! xx