Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Minis and More

The month is quickly drawing to a close and it is nearly time for the newest Minis and More Parade.  This month we were free to make any mini quilt that we wanted.  I decided to branch out and make a mini quilt as a table runner for Christmas.  Playing off the idea of my Silent Night quilt in my last post, I chose to put a different song in my head.  I looked up the music for Joy to the World and went with that.



This time I added the words with machine embroidery.  I thought the music fabric went well with the pattern.



Be sure to check out all of the other fun minis on the first of the month with Michele and Sherri.  I'm looking forward to seeing the choices that were made this month.

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I had a request for another tooth fairy pillow for another granddaughter - in "pink".  These measure about 6x7".  I have it personally from numerous tooth fairies that a larger size is best for finding under the pillows in the dark!


Now I need to get busy with a Christmas stocking for the newest baby in the family.  Needless to say, I have a ways to go on it.


We celebrate our Thanksgiving this coming Saturday and from then on it will be busy times around here.  Next week is changing the house over to Christmas to get ready for our big Christmas dinner - adults only -  the following Saturday.  I will be popping in to blogs periodically, but I may not surface for a few weeks.

I wish all of you in the U.S. a blessed Thanksgiving.  We have so much to be thankful for in our lives.  Enjoy your wonderful feasts.

28 comments:

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What sweet projects Mary!! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Quilting Babcia said...

Beautiful seasonal projects! The stocking links like fun to make, do all the little ones get the same stocking pattern with their name on it or do you have several patterns? Enjoy your Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays!

Lesley said...

Your runner is exquisite. Well done! Love your pillow too, and I can see a great stocking on the way!

Ramona said...

Your mini runner is beautiful! I love the musical notes in the fabric and embroidered. And what a cute stocking! Happy Thanksgiving!

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute runner! My favorite Xmas carol. ;o)

Michele said...

Your table runner is wonderful! How clever! A perfect Christmas decoration :-) Cute stocking and tooth fairy pillow!

krislovesfabric said...

Great projects :) Love that carol!

pinsandneedles said...

I love your musical table runner (and quilt). What a great idea to do with classic Christmas songs!

Wacky Woman said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Mary!

Jeanna said...

The new table runner is so pretty, I think my favorite.

The larger size pillow is a fantastic idea. I remember those nights trying to find the tiny little one.

The Christmas stocking is going to be adorable, it looks great even unfinished.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I am thankful to have you as a blog friend. :)

Createology said...

Lovely table runner with the music notes theme. Precious tooth fairy pillow in pink. It is sew wonderful that you are creating treasures for your Littles. I would be happy to share our rain with you. However we never did get the promised "low snow"...and no more rain either. Thanksgiving Blessings...

Barb said...

I always love the items you make...such creativity on the notes and fun pillow. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

barbara woods said...

Happy thanksgiving and merry Christmas

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

The table runner is as fabulous as the quilt!! The music fabric is PERFECT!!!! What a darling tooth fairy pillow. The Christmas stocking - I can't wait to see it finished. Love your work, Mary!

Happy Thanksgiving!!
-Soma

Cath said...

Oh, aren't you clever! I love it....the little snowman stocking is also very cute.

Maria said...

Your table runner is lovely and now I have a different song in my head.LOL.
Addie will love her tooth fairy cushion. I am sure the fairy will find it under her pillow.

Wishing your lovely family and you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Well, you are true to your words about making a table topper with the Christmas notes! Well done, my friend....

Denise :) said...

Oh, the stocking is so cute -- it's going to be treasured!! And the tooth fairy pillow is precious!! :)

CathieJ said...

What a beautiful table runner. The stocking is looking great also. I love making those felt stockings. You are multi-talented. You even embroider tooth fairy pillows. I never thought of that idea. So cute. Enjoy all of your holiday preparations and celebrations.

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh YES! I love this runner! The addition of the lines of text was brilliant.

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh I love your runner!!! So creative and such a good idea to use the machine embroidery for the letters :-) I'm doing my Christmas decorating right now and wishing I had a few more quilts. Gotta work on that this coming year. I love the felt stockings - you've got a great start. I'm making stockings for my son's family, but they are simply quilted with their names on them. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!!!!

Stephanie said...

You're such a talented crafty lady! I always love seeing the requested projects from the little ones and I can just imagine a huge mantle filled with dozens and dozens of handmade stocking goodness. Happiest Holidays to you and your family. Enjoy!

Carol said...

I love this music runner! Your tooth fairy pillow and stockings are treasures, too!

Lara B. said...

Joy to the World is wonderful Mary! I love that you added the words like that.
LOL - you are in the know about tooth fairy preferences, I see.
That stocking is going to be very sweet.
This is a busy time of year for sure - in case I don't see you, I hope your Christmas is very blessed!

em's scrapbag said...

What a great table runner idea! I bet the bigger size pillow is appreciated by the tooth fairy. Cute little pillow. Enjoy your time with family. This is such a wonderful time make many memories.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Super cute projects!

OPQuilt said...

I hear you on being busy from her on out to the last gasp at the New Year. So consider it my gift to you--no need to answer my comment back! I've got two trips (finishing one right now, and the next one in the wings) before the Big Christmas Day, so I'm feeling scattered as well. That said, I'm impressed that you were able to finish such a beautiful mini! The Joy to the World is exactly how I feel about Christmas, and I love that jubilent melody. Your embroidery and design are lovely. How fun to have that on your holiday table.

Happy Christmas!
Elizabeth

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Your Joy to the World mini is gorgeous! I love the music fabric and how you embroidered the words. What a great addition to your Christmas decor!