Friday, December 12, 2014

A Little Magnet Fun!

Magnets, magnets, magnets. One's fridge CAN look like one big billboard. Honestly. Why should it? A few years ago, I made color prints of a lot of my quilt designs, glued them to those magnets, cut them to size, and slapped them onto the fridge.

Today, I was looking for a little gift I could make for a friend and thought about those pesky magnets. They are given away by merchants, attached to phone books and appear in the mail. I've been storing them up on my filing cabinet in my studio. I thought, maybe I could make a Christmas Sunbonnet Sue magnet for a gift. I took my "Angel Sue" design, shrunk it and printed it out. I traced it onto one of those magnets.

Then, I painted it with three coats of white acrylic craft paint.

I used a big darning needle to hold onto it while I brushed the paint on.

Then, I flipped the design and traced another one onto the remaining magnet space.

And painted it.

I cut out a heart to go in between the Sues, and colored it with a red Sharpie.

I outlined the Sue piece in preparation for coloring.

And began to put the color on.

Look! Almost done.

I wrote "Merry Christmas" in the heart and taped the magnets to a cardboard backing wrapped in clear plastic......added a ribbon and a label and......all done!

That was fun!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Dust Muffin (Katrina) and the Tissue Box Tunnel

Bodecia says:  Oh no! Who gave Katrina that tissue box?

Too late. She's already interested.

Something in here?

Is it good for teething?

Maybe it should be flat. No, that's too boring.

I think it's a tunnel....

Definitely dark in here. I think I see the light, though.....

It's quite a show, isn't it? She'll never get out of it!

This is hard work!

Not making much progress.....

It's actually rather nice in here......

Snugly and warm......

Oh, there's an open window!

Onward and outward.....

Yes, this end tastes just like the other end......


Very nice....

She looks like a Purrito!

Okay, now what?

How do you like the pattern?

I think it's ME!

And this view? (Have you ever seen such a long fluffy tail?)

Okay, I'm outta here!





 Wow, that was exhausting!

Time for some serious Z's.

One should not sleep in one position all the time.....

it's best to switch several times during a nap....

Okay. No more shows until the matinee.......

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!

Sunbonnet Sue can't wait any longer...... go to a new home.

The winner in our latest give-away.....

...wait for it.....


Contact me, Heidi at prairiestitcher at centurytel dot net. You can choose a pattern HERE and let me know which one you want. Then, I will send it to you by email.

Next week, friends, we're off to our annual Quilt Retreat! Stay tuned for news of the journey, the stitches and the fun.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A New Banner Coming Your Way! February Valentine! And a Give-Away........

Prairie Cottage Corner "Banners of the Month"

We are never weary, are we? Well, yes, we are, sometimes, but Sunbonnet Sue is always there to cheer us up and help us forward. In our current campaign to get all of our promised "Banners of the Month" out on the market, we've produced our next one: February.

Here's February's Valentine Banner

Like all the banenrs, the center applique piece is a 12" block, several borders and a simple, pieced corner block. It's made to be a wall hanging, a banner to hang on the porch or to be part of a larger quilt. It's up to you.

We added 1/4" heart buttons to Sue's bonnet, pinafore, pumps and kitty. A small piece of lace trims her pinafore. She's all set for Valentine's Day. Is there a Sunhat Sam in her future? I think so. He's waiting in the wings.

The block is simple and fun to piece. This banner requires just four different fabrics but can be made from scraps, too. You can embellish it any way you wish. You can buy this pattern HERE.

And don't forget to go over to MooseStash Quilting and tell Joan what a wonderful sample of this banner she has made for us! Quilter Cum Laude, yes, indeed. We love you, Joan.

To Enter the Give-Away, just leave a comment on this post of your favorite thing about AUTUMN. The contest is open until 5 PM, Monday PDT, October 20th. The prize will be your pattern of choice from Prairie Cottage Corner.